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It is an automatic transmission.
Sounds like a leaking pump seal. Things expand when they get hot and the leak stops or at least gets smaller so unit will shift normally. When cold the gap is too large, the fluid bypasses the seal and it causes shifting problems. Make sure your fluid is clean, correct type and proper level. Any good trany shop will be able to check it out and diagnose the problem, many times for free.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If it has over 60000 miles it may need a transmission service, which includes a filter and fluid change, fluid may look fine but if filter is clogged and not picking up fluid fast enough when u give it gas the pump spins faster and forces fluid thru to shift, more fluid is needed to shift into higher gear.than to drive
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
I have a Focus that had shifting problems. I tried different fluids, but eventually I tried Royal Purple Synchromax (I believe) and it actually shifts fairly well now. I used to hate the car for this. It has 130k miles and I like driving it now.
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
It needs a fluid change,and filter,in the transmission,also,add a additive called LUBEGUARD from napa auto parts,when you ask for the additive,be sure to get the one for gm,this additive keeps the valve body slick,and moving,this is the problem,your filter,and ,or,the fluid is dirty,and causing hydraulic problems,and valves to stick in the valve body in the transmission.
Posted on Mar 15, 2010
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