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Pete, Automotive Mechanic
Category: Transmissions
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Experience:  GM and Mercedes vehicle technician.17 years experience.
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Shifts hard at slow speeds from first to 2nd speeding up

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shifts hard at slow speeds from first to 2nd speeding up past 35 increasing speed it shifts smooth. I just had new trans filter and changed trans fluid and 3qts fluid and trans treatment fluid but still shifts hard at slow speeds
JA: When was the last time your transmission fluid was checked? Changed?
Customer: just did
JA: What is the model/year of your Lincoln?
Customer: 1985 lincoln town 74000 miles
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: not driven much
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

What can usually cause this type of fault here is an issue with the valve body in the transmission itself.I have seen this fail before or act up and can cause this issue.In some cases debris in the valve body can cause this to where a transmission flush with a flush machine and the correct fluid can correct this here.This will have to be checked into further to locate the source of the fault and from there then repaired to correct this issue.

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Thanks Pete