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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-10-11, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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2003 2.3l automatic stutters at around 40mph

I have a 2003 focus auto trans that when I am going steady around 40mph it stutters. It feels like a manual transmission that is in too high of a gear for the speed?

I checked the trans fluid and it is at the correct level and doesn't look or smell burnt.

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Re: 2003 2.3l automatic stutters at around 40mph

Take it to Autozone and they'll pull codes for free. The light doesn't have to be on.

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Re: 2003 2.3l automatic stutters at around 40mph

Bert thanks, but there are no codes at this time
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Re: 2003 2.3l automatic stutters at around 40mph

I'd check the engine first. Fuel filter, coils, plugs, etc.

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Re: 2003 2.3l automatic stutters at around 40mph

Yea^, go simple first man, these 2.3l's are not known for having big problems.

How many miles on it?

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Re: 2003 2.3l automatic stutters at around 40mph

Does it to it all the time, or only when it has been running a few minutes and not fully warmed up?
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