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Trans. shifting problem

I have a 1986 Chevy El Camino, 5.o litre, auto trans. When the engine is cold , the trans . doesnt want to shift out of 1st to 2nd gear untill its been drivin for 5 minutes or so , untill it warms up i guess. Any ideas on what could be causing this? Any help greatly appreciated, thanks.

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Its always best to let transmissions warm up for a while when its cold, especially older ones. Changing the fluid and filter is the most likely canidate.

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Try a fluid and filter change and also a modulator valve and make sure you have vaccume going too it

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3speed or 4 speed? does it slip or just not shift. Might be old seals or a bad governor. Try using lubegard trans additive. Try that for a week if it doesn't work, replace the governor valve.

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