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Transmission delayed engagement at cold start

I have mitsubishi galant 2003 v6 3.0. for the last couple days, when i cold start the car, even though I have warm up the engine for 3-4 minutes, I still experience a delayed engagement for 2-20 seconds when I put the gear from Park to Drive or Reverse. This never happened before. What is likely the problem(s)? Is it because the cold winter? and what is the good transmission fluid for my galant? where is the best and trusted place to service my car? can I go just anywhere? Thank you.

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Depending on how Cold it is where you are, The cold will effect the Operation of the Tranny. I am pretty sure that your Tranny is Fine, Just Really Cold. Depending also on where you live, I use Valvoline Quick Change to service my Vehicles when I am on the Road. Have never had a Problem with them. On the Fluid, They make so many Different Kinds now adays that it is hard to Choose. Look in the Back of your Owners Manual and Use what is Suggested in there.

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