auto trans problem: double shifting?
2002 Ranger Edge Plus
4x4, 4.0L auto trans
no mods except Thunderbolt exhaust.
Here's my problem, my transmission stammers hard between 2nd and 3rd gear during acceleration (It almost feels like it has to shift twice to get into 3rd gear). It used to only happen when I was accelerating hard, but now it seems to be most of the time. I do a bit of heavy towing (2200lb boat every other weekend), but I shouldn't be having this kind of problem. I haven't had the trans fluid replaced yet (too much $ right now) and I wondering if it will fix this problem. I haven't taken it to the dealership yet, but it's going to end up there if this thing gets any worse.
Please let me know your thoughts on this one.
Thanks a ton!