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My transmission seems to be shifting late or having a hard time shifting from 1st to 2nd but all the other gears seem to be shifting find. It's is an automatic and not a 4x4.

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Jessica Howe, Automotive Expert & Coach at


You will want to first check the level of the transmission fluid. Low fluid will cause these symptoms. If you have never serviced the transmission, you may want to consider a fluid and filter change. Old fluid and a clogged filter will also cause a drop in hydraulic pressure. Consider seeking help from a technician who knows and is trained on servicing transmissions. Good luck!

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