TANSMISSION DOWNSHIFTS

  • Tiny
  • brandyman044
  • 1998 Ford Contour
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • automatic
  • 89,584 miles

1998 ford contour 2.0 automatic trans what will cause the transmission to jest down shift every now and again at speeds over 35 mph could 1 of the sensors cause it or is it more than that it has 88584 miles

Monday, August 15th, 2011 AT 3:40 PM

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  • Tiny
  • dsmddn11
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I had that problem on my Contour about 2 years back, took it to get fixed and was told it was the transmission range sensor. Whenever I got on the freeway I would speed up and at random times the car would slow to about 40 mph despite flooring the accelerator.

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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 AT 8:27 AM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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It could be the range sensor. Also, have the computer scanned to see if there are any trouble codes. It could deal with several different things.

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Monday, September 5th, 2011 AT 4:51 AM
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  • carl williams
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Transmission starts to slip in grear and start to not want to shift when goining up a hill starts off fine

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 AT 7:48 PM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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It sounds like there is an issue with the clutch plates if it is slipping in gear. It could be trans pressure too. You should have the pressure checked.

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 AT 10:59 PM

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