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I wake up some morrnings when it is cold and my 1999 jeep cherokee will not shift until my car gets warm then i will not have a problem for the rest of the day can you solve this problem. when it not cold outside i dont have a problem. it seems like i only have a problem in the winter

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Check the condition of the gearbox fluid. It should be red and up to the filler mark. If it is brown or black, then it needs changed asap. If there are any leaks, find the rubber seal that is offending and replace it and flush out the old fluid.

Cold weather is a killer for gearboxes and low fluid will only compound the problem. Always let the car warm up when it is cold before driving off.

Hope you appreciate the fast response and your problem gets fixed soon.


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