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Every oncne in a while my 2001 Intrepid won't shift. It only happens firtst thing in the morning and has only happened 3 times. I went to autozone a had the run a dignostic and I got a code for my TCM. It says it detected an emission related fault Probable cause. And Ceck other service codes first. Is this something severe? Is it something I can do at an operator level? Will it be expensive.

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Emission control system shouldn't affect the transmission from shifting properly. It an affect engine performance, but not transmission. I would check your transmission fluid level to ensure it is at the proper fill. In the morning, fluid is cool, and may be slightly low. As it warms up, the fluid expands and then fills enough to properly shift.

Check the fluid with car running and in park. Make sure to clean dipstick before checking to get proper reading. Add fluid in slow increments of .25 qt, then run the vehicle with foot on the brake through all gears on the transmission shifter. Check level again, and continue til the proper level is achieved.

Hope this helps!

Chip

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