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2000 Windstar jerks/hesitates during deceleration
I'm wondering if someone knows the following:
Are there some type of adjustments that can be made to a Windstar that smoothes out this 2nd to 1st gear transition?
Or, is there possibly a sensor that could be returning invalid data to the computer that controls the transmission, (the speed of the wheels, etc). I'm certain this is not a braking issue because when I'm coasting/rolling in stop and go traffic, the problem can happen while my foot is off the brake during deceleration through the 10 mph mark of the speedometer. But the best way I could explain the problem is it feels like some one has hit the brakes, then released them.
I just remembered that this same thing seems to also happen when traveling on the highway, and I need to suddenly brake, which quickly decelerates the care from 60+mph down to 45 or less. I notice the same type of "bump" during the decel,
and then the car continues on decelerating normally. Would the torque converter have anything to do with this?
I'm pretty sure I'll take it into my mechanic, but just wanted to obtain some input from others who may have experienced this problem before I talk to him.
Any input would be appreciated.