When I speed up to 55 mph my car hesitate like it is trying to find the right gear, in town no problem

Tiny
SCRAIG22361
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  • 1998 FORD CONTOUR
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  • 145,000 MILES
When I speed up to 55 mph my car hesitate like it trying to find the right gear. In town no problem with it.
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Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 AT 9:24 PM

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Tiny
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Is the Malfunction Indicator Light showing?
When was the fuel filter last replaced?
Did you check the transmission fluid level?
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Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 AT 10:01 PM
Tiny
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No there is no light showing. The fluid is fine, I have not changed the fuel filter.
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Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 AT 10:29 PM
Tiny
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Poor engine performance can affect gear changes and there are many other possible causes as well.

Start with a fuel filter change to see if it helps.
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Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 AT 10:36 PM
Tiny
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Ok, do you think its the transmission
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Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 AT 10:45 PM
Tiny
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It is possible but usually it would trigger trouble codes.
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Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 AT 10:54 PM

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