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2005 kia sportage 120,000+ miles ,only owner. automatic

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2005 kia sportage 120,000+ miles ,only owner. automatic transmission jerks hard when shifting or doesn't seem to shift at all both accelerating and decelerating. no check engine light registering
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  fix it man replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** you for he question. Has the transmission ever been serviced?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
had complete service at 75,000 miles
Expert:  fix it man replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. One last question. Did this seem to come on gradually or all of a sudden?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Suddenly
Expert:  fix it man replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. Most of the time then this suddenly comes on like this it is due to a failure in the valve body or it can be a programming issue. You need to start by checking the fluid condition. If the fluid looks very dark or smells burnt then it may be much more serious. If the fluid is fine then the issue might be solenoid hanging up in the valve body.