1995 Ford Contour cant figure out problem

Tiny
ALC1974
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  • 1995 FORD CONTOUR
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 147,000 MILES
Hi, my fiancee and I recently went on a trip that was a little over 200 miles, we stopped to eat after about 100 miles, went to get back on the freeway, and the rpm went to like 3000 and was like it wouldn't shift, stopped and added tranny fluid thinking that was the problem, ran o.K. For awhile, then acted up again, so we stopped at a rest area, and sat for about 1.5 hrs.
we had about 50 miles to our destination from there, only drove 50 mph the rest of the way and car was fine.
The same thing happened on the way back home.
I was told many things from:
1. Transmission
2. Fuel issue
3. Catalytic converter
Any suggestions,
Thanks
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Sunday, July 25th, 2010 AT 11:41 AM

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Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Hello and thanks for donating

Seems it is most likely a transmission issue. The first thing to do is the check the transmission fluid and make sure it is not burnt or have metal shavings in it. Also check for any leaks. Let me know how it goes.
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Friday, July 30th, 2010 AT 11:46 PM
Tiny
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The transmission fluid is fine, and no shavings.
Been driving it around town for a couple of days now, and no problems with the slow speeds.
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Sunday, August 1st, 2010 AT 7:50 PM

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