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Why would a 1999 Ford Ranger automatic be shifting late from first gear?

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2005-10-29 03:06:45
2005-10-29 03:06:45

Possible bad trnsmission filter. Replace filter. HAve you checked the fluid level? or added the wrong fluid?

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