Transmission shifts hard in first gear on 2000 Ford Excursion

Transmission shifts hard from first to second gear only. Engine has 200,000 miles on it. Any solutions.

Asked by for the 2000 Ford Excursion
1 answer
Have you had your transmission serviced recently, if not that may help? Though typically a rough 1-2 shift is often caused by a defective transmission component. I would go to an ATRA certified transmission shop and have them test drive your Ford. They will know what the issue is after the test drive.