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Transmission wy does my transmission takes a long while before it shifts from 1st gear to 2 nd gear on my 1998 chevrolet tracker 1.6 lt automatic trans 4wheel drive 4 door after about 1/2 mile ok transmission shifts ok after that when hot and i check the oil in it cold or hot doesnt matter still same level on dip stick i changed the oil but not the filter does it matter

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Yes it does matter. Remember your filter is a screen that the oil flows over. If it is clogged it will not allow clean oil past it and to some extent will be like you are low on oil or high if the oil can not flow.
Change the filter and look for metal deposits in both the fluid and the filter. Minute shavings like sand or smaller is normal as long as there is not a lot. If you see a lot or see big particles then gears have been ground and you are looking at trouble. Get fixed early. Otherwise if filter is clean and fluid is fine and tranny still does this they make additives for tranny's to help with slipping. I use tranny medic. Follow the directions as you will need to drain some of the fluid out. Also do not add to your tranny unless you have met or exceeded the mileage specs on the bottle of the tranny medic. Hope this helped.

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Governor may be stuck. a solenoid may be stuck open, or stuck closed, or the transmission throttle cable has come undone at one end or the other or has come loose at the ajustment point.

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But even in an automatic, when you start out you are already in 1st gear, so it can not be anything to do with shifting.
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