Alright guys, so instead of taking the 800 dollar plunge I decided to give Sea Foam Trans Tune a shot. It is different then other trans additives because it is specific for cleaning gum and varnish that occurs. I figured 9 dollars or 850, I'll try the 9 dollar and see if it works, if it doesn't well then I'm getting the repair anyway. So I followed the directions on the can, first though I pumped out some trans fluid so I wouldn't overfill. (While pumping out, fluid is red as ever and smells new.) THe directions say take a drive let it run through the trans, add to an operating temp trans as well. So before the additive it took about 20 mins then the hard shifts came. I just got back for a trip to San Diego, about 2.5 hours away, drove down no hard shifts even at stop lights and doing city driving, drove back today no issues to report. I'm not saying this magic juice is great, I typically do not add additives, but I thought it couldnt hurt. It worked for me, I had used sea foam products in the past for the boat and for the gas in my car. Good results, I will keep you updated if this keeps happening. I also talked with the trans shop and they said it was worth a try. These guys are very reputable also, so let me know any thoughts you have. Have a good one.