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When my 1998 v6 firebird (automatic shift) is cold in the winter (below 40), it has to warm up about 10 minutes before it will come out of park. When weather is warm there is no problem

The solenoid was disconnected a couple of years ago and since then until NOW it has worked fine. You no longer have to step on the brake to make it change gears.

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it will not move because it is low on transmission fluid, warming the car casues the fluid to expand therefore making movement possible. also fluid looses viscosity when heated so you may want to look a full fransmission fluid and filter change. But still, get your car warm and check the transmission fluid, i bet its low. Dont forget to rate.

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The cable that connects from the shifter to the brake pedal is either broken, or you are not pushing the brake when you are trying to shift.

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Same thing happened to my 94 firebird. Did your car run hot at any point? Mine overheated and ended up melting a couple of plug wires.
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you can have two things wrong with your car 1 a/c control head is bad. 2. temp blend door actuator is bad. change actuator first. make sure you install it before you plug the connector.

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