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1996 ES 300 Transmission slips when cold

In the morning, when first running the car, the transmiision seems to not want to go in drive. I let the car warm up, then put in drive and the transmission finally engages. It seems to shift fine all day throughout all speeds, including O/D.

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  • pamile Jan 09, 2009

    I have the same problem, can you tell me why it goes into the safe mode?

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    I have same problem 95 es 300 150,000miles...when car sits for over aprx.
    6 hours I will wait 2-5 minutes until the transmission engages in drive.


  • pretty_brown Feb 04, 2009

    i have 96 lex es 300 but it leaks trans fluid and thecv joint clicks

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This is normanl it's a safe mode it protect the tranny from damages.

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