Why is the car sluggish shifting through the first 3 gears. on 1990 Mercury Sable

If I try to excellerate too fast I hear a short squeal. Once I get to third gear the car is fine.

by in Mesa, AZ on February 25, 2012
1 answer
ANSWER by , February 27, 2012
The squeel may be a belt slipping. I would need to drive the vehicle to determine what sluggish shifting means.