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Won't come out of park went cold

2005 LeSabre.  This is a great car, it belongs to my wife. She had been complaining to me about the car sometimes it is hard to get it into gear. but when I drive the car it works just fine. Now that winter is almost here and it's cold out the problem is getting worse, it even happend to me.I won't come out of park until it warms up. It has to run at least 15 minuets before you can shift it into gear. you can hear the locking control click in when it works.  What need tobe fixed?  If the Locking unit needs to be replaced is it a difficult job?  I half to resolve this problem very you can see.  Thanks for your time.      Jerry

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Replace the shift lock sol. You can put the car in netural and start it, just turn the key enough to move the gear selector and crank it up

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Check the fluid level, top off if necessary. Check the color, it should be reddish or pinkinsh. Brown is bad, Chocolate milk looking is bad and couold be the cause of your problem. if the fluid is bad (which shouldn't be the prob on a 2005), have it flushed and refilled. Check the actuator rod on top of the tranny. Open the hood, look straight down, should be a rod with with a bolt through it. There are adjustment "steps" on the rod, if the nut loosened, it might have slipped to the wrong step. If that's it, it just needs to be loosened, put on the right step and tightened. But it sounds like it's an internal issue to me.There might be a servo or an actuator sticking closed until it gets warm. Only way to know is to go to a reputable transmission shop. **Personal note avoid Cottman and AAMCO if at all possible, they have one way to fix all problems, and that is a complete rebuild at $2300 at least. Not saying the work is bad, I had my Explorer tranny rebuilt by AAMCO, but it was what was needed, I tore it up pretty good. But why rebuild a tranny if only an adjustment, or a $40 part is needed? My opinion only, not FixYa or anybody else's.

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