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****** has to warm before ingaging transmission. only gear that works when cold is low

Have been told anything from filter,acuator and oring in the ****** which would require a re-man

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I think you need to actually do something,like go for a road
test at a trans shop

You drive & take someone along.then switch & go back to the shop

That is how it is done.

Posted on Dec 05, 2012

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SOURCE: WHEN COLD, THE TRANSMISSION IS SLOW TO RESPOND,

Replacing the filter won't do a thing. Flush/replace the fluid.

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

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SOURCE: auto transmission rough shifting

I would try changing the transmision filter before any damage happens.

Posted on Feb 06, 2010

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