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
  • 1998 Ford Contour
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • automatic
  • 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.

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 AT 9:24 PM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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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
  • scraig22361
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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
  • KHLow2008
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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
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  • KHLow2008
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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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