Transmission will not activate in drive, once it is warmed up
Starting up cold its fine, and once activated it shifts perfectly. Reverse gives no problem whatsoever.There is no slipping in any gear while accelerating when worm or cold. It just dosn't want to shift into drive or any forward gear or hesitates for a long period of time when warm. I feal this is a electrical problem. Any help would be apreciated.Subaru in Duluth Mn told me they don't repair transmissions, they just replace them."For for about $4000.00!!!!!!!
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is it slipping,? if the rpms rise and car dont speed up , in direct proportions that is slip. is it? if the engine has full power in 1st, the the transmission is bad.
not sure what shift manually means, Drive to low? low to high. what? be exact in statements/ better stated what it does good and bad, and when. all modes. are you saying the trans shirts perfectly in AUTOMATIC when cold./?
Could be a long list of things. Its too late for a filter change. Doing that now would probably make matters worse. The trans uses electric solenoids and a pump to apply pressure to the clutches. So either could be faulty given the age and mileage. I'm not sure if the shifting problem is connected to the shift indicator lights problem. You may need to take it to a trans shop to find out for sure. And they will not want to touch it with that many miles on it. A regular mechanic might be able to do a pressure test on it to at least find out if it is the pump or not.
It sounds to me like the transmission is starting to fail. As the clutches inside the transmission wear the clutch pack gains additional clearance. Your pressures in the transmission will be higher with cold oil so it has a tendency to build a bit of extra pressure, but it's also slower in flowing through the transmission. This results in a harder hitting first gear. As the transmission warms up, it will reduce the viscosity of the oil and work fine. Cold weather kills automatic transmissions. Let it warm up before driving it or it won't last long. It will require an overhaul soon.
I had a 1995 with the same problem... perfect when cold... slams the gears when warm. I had to have it overhauled. I got by for a long while by up ******* manually, releasing gas pedal just before each shift.
sounds like you should start by dropping the pan and changing the filter, put cheap fluid in it or reuse the old fluid if its not too bad bring it to a shop and have a transmission flush performed with a good flush machine your valve body is sticking and this should clear things up please rate -jeff