Q: Rough transmission shifts make the whole car move

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At just under 80,000 miles, the automatic transmission in my 2010 Kia Optima is rocking the whole car every time it downshifts while I am slowing down. What can I do about this problem now that it is so noticeable? Is the transmission going to have to be replaced?

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