Shifting issues from first to second gear

Tiny
ROB WILHELMI
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  • 2004 FORD TAURUS
  • 3.0L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
Shifting from first to second goes in hard sometimes. Sometimes it makes a whining sound. Once it shifted it's fine until I stop and do it again.
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Friday, May 22nd, 2020 AT 6:11 AM

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Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Good morning,

The first thing I would do is change the fluid and filter. The filter may be clogged not allowing enough fluid into the pump for the valve body. That would also explain the whining. It sounds like a power steering pump when it is starved for fluid.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-service-an-automatic-transmission

As far as the hard shifting, I would change the fluid first before looking for a broken accumulator spring.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/automatic-transmission-problems

Roy
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Friday, May 22nd, 2020 AT 8:17 AM

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