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First start of the day,trans will take 10 seconds to 1 minute to engage any forward gear depending on how cold it is.Once engaged,everything operates normally.Reverse always engages immediately,even when cold.Fluid,filter change,plus 1 bottle of Lucas "honey" made zero difference in symptoms.Fluid level is correct.Fluid and filter has been changed every 2 years since new.Trans has 230 K.Any ideas on what is specifically causing these symptoms?
Run fault codes and look for TCM module and or wiring insulation deteriation . Additives such as what you have added are not a good idea as they mask real problems and do not do much to help the transmission work better. I would have the system flushed out with an oil change and then have a pressure test done to determine exactly where the problem is . What to describe is a valve body problem from a build up on the parts not allowing smooth operation of the valves.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It appears you have a Forward Clutch FAILURE. Replace the trans after you get it diagnosed and verified by a professional technician. By the way, do you have a Check Engine light? If so, what is the diagnostic code? The dealership can scan the system and find any codes which may have been stored in the TCM (Transmission Control Module). If there were any 'Incorrect Gear Ratio" codes, it's most probably the trans itself.
Posted on May 28, 2009
I would begin by replacing the filter if its not new, 2 possibility of issue, faulty shifting module or defective transmission rebuilt. just because it has been rebuilt does not mean the individual work on it did a good job. the less cost effective way is to locate used modulator from ebay or junk yard, if that does not rectified the issue than more likely it will be the tranny. the bad part is that I dont know of a company offer a bench test for the tranny modulator.
Posted on Nov 22, 2009
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