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TRANSMISSION HAS HARD TIME SHIFTING

1985 Ford Tempo • 80,000 miles

Transmission will not shift for some miles, then when it does start shifting it downshifts alot on it's own
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Dock1155
November 2, 2011.



Sounds like it is worn out internally. I would have a trans shop drive it and give you there opinion and get a bid for the repairs.

Roy

Check to see if kickdown/shift control lever has fallen off. It uses a plastic bushing that wears away with time and then can pop off bracket arm. It's on side of throttle body linkage and goes down to trans lever. About 8-12" long
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Fixitmr
Nov 4, 2011.

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