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Auto transmission not smooth 1st to 2nd

Auto shift from 1st to 2nd very grabby, esp when cold? Any suggestions?

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Admitting a lack of familiarity with your car, this is often caused by an improper adjustment of the transition point from one gear (or clutch) to another.
1st is still not disengaged when 2nd is engaging but this is normally an adjustable point.

I've also seen this caused by the use (or adding) of the wrong fluid; the beasts are fussy about that sometimes.

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