my dodge stratus 2003 rt wont shift into gear when its cold but when it warms up its fine

scottn29
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Asked by scottn29 Jan 08, 2013 at 01:26 PM about the 2003 Dodge Stratus R/T

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

usually happens in morning when really cold when it warms up works all day then happens again if sits to long in
cold or nxt morning

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tenspeed
68,525

Get the fluid and filter changed at a transmission shop. Have them check it out when the pan is off.

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tenspeed
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Check out this thread. It has a couple of solutions that could be helpful. http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/Discussion-t4486_ds37520

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scottn29
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i just read that thread mines an automatic

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Ronc258
3,880

Sounds like your tranny filter is dirty and will not let the fluid flow when it is cold tranny fluid like other liguids they get a little thicker when it cold out

Ronc258
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All so make sure your fluid level is up where it should be

madmopar
2,665

the most common cause of this is improper fluid level.

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