1998 Ford Contour RPMs

Tiny
JACKH0L3
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  • 1998 FORD CONTOUR
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
The car runs smoothly up til speeds reach 55+ or so

sometimes (and only sometimes) then the RPMs will raise, and the car feels the way it does when it shifts hard, then the RPMs will drop back to normal

and once the car red lined randomly while I was on cruise control, so I hit the brake.

also, someone had suggested maybe it was my Overdrive, but I turned that off while I was driving today, and the car still performed poorly

i think this is a transmission problem, but im not positive
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Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 AT 8:15 PM

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Tiny
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Check tranny fluid
scan for tranny codes
over drive light blinking !!!
suspect internal tranny failure

need manual CHECK IT @
http://www.2carpros.com/kpages/auto_repair_manuals.htm
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Wednesday, October 15th, 2008 AT 8:04 PM
Tiny
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Ive checked tranny fluid. Its fine. I dont ever see the OD light change. Its always on. So iguess ill have to get a friend check the tranny code for me.

Thanks so much!
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Thursday, October 16th, 2008 AT 11:27 AM
Tiny
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Ended up being that my torque converter was the problem
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Sunday, October 26th, 2008 AT 11:21 PM

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