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Longer Than Usual Shift from First to Second Gear, Harsh Shift on Ford Mustang GT

Problem Description and Possible Solution

An internal transmission issue can cause a longer than normal shift from first to second gear, and it can feel harsh. Premature wear of the accumulator seal from scuffing of the accumulator case bore is the cause, and replacing the 1-2 accumulator spring, seal, and piston will correct this concern.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 198,000 (198,000–198,000)
Drive Train affected: Automatic Transmission
4 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
6 people reported this problem