Why is the vehicle only shifting when warmed up

Asked by May 05, 2014 at 10:51 AM about the 1997 Mercury Tracer 4 Dr LS Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It only shifts when warm and when it shifts the first time it shifts fine from then until its
cold again.

1 Answer


It sounds like the seals within the Transmission are getting old and hard. They soften up when they warm up and do a better job of sealing pressure. It won't be long before you need to have this transmission "Freshened up".

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