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I have a 2003 Malibu it doesn't want to go in drive when I first start it it has to warm up for 20 mins then it don't want to go until I rive the engine up

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Sorry, time for another or rebuilt transmission.

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Any codes? take to auto zone they scan for free.

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Ever check the transmission fluid .

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