Torque converter or the transmission oil pump getting worn or a valve in the transmission is sticking.
Had problem with 86 Lincoln not shifting properly when cold. I assumed it was because the fluid was thicker and would be more affected by a clogged filter. I had the transmission flushed and the filter cleaned and it worked perfectly from then on.
Check your transmission.
Check fluid level with engine warm in park, also check linkage from shifter to transmission casing.
Have your transmission flushed.($120-140) My 87 Accord did the same thing. Unfortunately, it needed a rebuild a year later. Good luck. Is level low?
the seals in the transmission are shrunk but will expand when the oil gets warm so it will then shift
Check level of transmission fluid Change transmission fluid and filter
try changing the filter and the trans fluid
You should never run your car when it is not warm enough. More than likely you need a transmission fluid change, and the filter as well. Which is quite easy, but I would advise you to never run your car until it is fully warm enough for the car to be driveable.
hi i had the same problem,but when i changed the transmission modulater it stopped.i hope it works out for you to .good luck!!!! email@example.com
i found out my self it was the shift mod.
Same problem on my 1998 GMC Safari in 2003. I had the valve body in the transmission updated at a transmission shop. $368.88 and the problem has been fixed for the last 4 years.
that's not good at all! it sounds like your transmission is starting to go. when the engine is cool the transmission fluid is thicker and is settled. when it warms up it is thinner making it easier to shift it. the best thing you can do is take it to a shop and ask them to do a transmission flush. it'll by you a little more time and it is worth it! shouldn't be anymore than $150. just ask for a quote up front. other than replacing the whole transmission, that is really your only option. and It'll give you a better idea of whats going on. good luck!
I would be suspicious of the shift solenoids, this model I believe has 2 of them, along with a tcc solenoid.
a warm up should last 15 to 45 minutes or until your body feels fully stretched
Check fluid level, is the vehicle warm or cold when this happens. The torque convertor may be bad. The transmission may need to be serviced (new fluid,filter, etc).
Most Likely needs time to warm up. Oil is thicker when its cold so Lubrication between gears can be harder.
Drive the car long enough to fully warm up the transmission. Put the car in "Park", engage the parking brake and allow the engine to idle. Remove the dipstick for the transmission and wipe it clean. Fully reinstall, then remove the dipstick. Note the level of fluid...should be between the "add" and "full" marks, not be dark or smell burnt.
automatic? check transmission fluid,running .the check plug is behind the shift cable.should spill out when engine is warm
add until full and stop at the full mark when warm.
could be a bad modulator valve but i would change filter and fluid in transmission first
Yes, but make sure you gently dry them and keep them warm until they are fully dry. I personally do not bath my chickens.
Have you checked the fluid level? Some transmission dip sticks you can check both cold and hot. If you can check yours...........but the best measurement is when the tranny is hot or up to full temp. The fluid expands when ti gets warm and maybe your tranny is low when it is cold and until the fluid warms up, it has a difficult time trying to shift gears.
It is probably low on transmission fluid. Check transmission fluid level only with a warm engine after it has been run about 5 miles or so. Checking this when the engine is cool will give false readings.
Lip seals in the clutch drums are worn and hard. When cold the don't hold fluid pressure but they expand when warm thus allowing fluid pressure to build up. If you can't tolerate this till the fluid warms the only fix is to dismantle the transmission and change the lip seals in the clutch drums.