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.

Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 AT 9:24 PM

5 Replies

Tiny
KHLOW2008
  • EXPERT
  • 41,976 POSTS

Is the Malfunction Indicator Light showing?
When was the fuel filter last replaced?
Did you check the transmission fluid level?

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 AT 10:01 PM
Tiny
SCRAIG22361
  • MEMBER

No there is no light showing. The fluid is fine, I have not changed the fuel filter.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 AT 10:29 PM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
  • EXPERT
  • 41,976 POSTS

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.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 AT 10:36 PM
Tiny
SCRAIG22361
  • MEMBER

Ok, do you think its the transmission

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 AT 10:45 PM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
  • EXPERT
  • 41,976 POSTS

It is possible but usually it would trigger trouble codes.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 AT 10:54 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Other Engine Hesitate Questions