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1993 Buick LesabreTransmission takes 20-30 minutes to warm up

In cold weather it takes a great deal of time to warm up the transmission. Until the tranny warms up the vehicle will not go in either direction. In warmer weather the problem is not as bad, but it still takes 20-30 minutes to warm up.

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I think you need to have the transmission filter changed, and right away. If that doesn't solve the problem, then have it tested at the transmission shop. Rick

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Just don't forget to unplug them before you leave with the car :)

But for now sounds like the only thing you really need is a new battery. As much as i hate to say it walmart has some pretty good deals on batteries and they usually don't charge to put them in. Worth it especially when its cold.


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