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I have an 03 mustang gt 100000 miles. the tourqe converter locks up under load and at high rpms in second gear, lugging down the motor. in 3rd it often studders before lock, but not after overdrive. the local tranny repair guys say to just drive it. reading no codes.

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There is a treatment for Ford toque convertor for the amount of miles you have it worth a try it in all parts store

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