98 Contour shifting issue
Just bought my daughter her first car. 98 Contour 2.0L Zetec, 135k. Noticed it shifts from 1st to 2nd kind of hard. Trans fluid looks and smells fine (if it didn't I wouldn't have bought it). After 2nd it shifts fine.
Searched the forums and didn't find anything relavent other than one post that suggested cleaning MAF sensor. I'm very mechanical, but not very familiar with tranny issues.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.