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AUTOMATIC GEAR JERKING AT LOW SPEED HIGH REV

1997 Ford Mondeo • 90,000 miles

Ford mondeo 97 automatic gearbox jerking in Drive when entering around the first gear at high revs (2-3), but only in first gear, all other gears are fairly smooth once I've picked up speed. Only jerks (as if the gear isn't catching soon enough) from stationary low speed
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JimboSmith
August 21, 2012.



At 2 or 3 k rpm any vehicle would jerk hard when shifted into gear for an automatic.


KHLow2008
Aug 21, 2012.
Okay forget about the revs, I wrote the question quickly. But the car is jerking hard from stationary in first gear. After that, it's fine. There is a definite kick when changing into first gear. What could be causing this? Thanks.


Tiny
Billy76
Aug 21, 2012.
Is the MIL indicating?
It could be a fault with the controls, solenoids, pressure leakages or mechanical inside transmission.


KHLow2008
Aug 21, 2012.
Thanks. Not sure what you mean by Mil.


Tiny
Billy76
Aug 21, 2012.
Malfunction Indicator Light or the Check Engine Light.

Get a scan to check for trouble codes.


KHLow2008
Aug 21, 2012.
No, there's isn't a malfunction light coming on.


Tiny
Billy76
Aug 22, 2012.
If you engage D and transmission does not catch till 2 or 3 k rppm and then it suddenly kicks in with a hard jerk, that could be a fault with the clutches or the solenoids and testings would be necessary to determine what could be wrong.


KHLow2008
Aug 22, 2012.
Thanks


Tiny
Billy76
Aug 22, 2012.
You're welcome.


KHLow2008
Aug 22, 2012.