will not shift stays in first untill warmed up then shifts perfect .every time you let veicle cool down

Asked by Dec 11, 2015 at 12:16 PM about the 2003 Isuzu Axiom 4 Dr XS 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers


If your vehicle is an automatic first try having the transmission fluid and filter changed.

already done still; the same,after it warms up shifts perfect


The only thing you can try is to add some Lucas Transmission Fix. Do not over fill remove same amount on bottle from transmission before adding.

A stuck or sticking shift solenoid inside the transmission, Lucas transmission fix may work but it needs to be replaced, these transmissions are notorious for failure due to lack of maintenance, so if you want to get some miles out of your Axiom keep the transmission serviced. Yes it’s a little expensive but nowhere near what another transmission or another vehicle would cost, I have a 2002 XS with 268,000 miles, original engine and transmission, serviced probably more than it should be but I look at it like I can’t afford another vehicle or trans. These are awesome, fun, and strong little SUV’s!!!!!!

Sorry, I just realized that this was a 2 year old thread , but what the heck someone may be able to use the knowledge

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