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Strange 2-3 upshift--is it "normal"?

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Hello to all.,

I tried out a used Escape FWD whose previous owner took excellent care with it--but I found a high-rev upshift when accelerating from standing stop through 2nd to 3rd. Shifting 1 up to 2 is normal, but between 2nd  and 3rd the engine revved high.  This lasted for about a second, then normal driving.

Trans fluid looked fresh and clear, not burned or brown.

Is this normal operation or sign of impending failure?  I've read lots of different takes on this issue.

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