similar cold transmission sticking problem
This problem has been discussed here a few times, but I'm making it a new topic because my question pertains more to the cost to fix it.
I have a 94 bonneville automatic (not supercharged), that has about 144k miles on it.
The car last winter (late) would hang in what seemed to be neutral when i would stop at a light, or stop sign... it would hang for a few seconds only, then seem to "pop" into gear... after being totaly warmed up the car would drive around fine so i just attributed it to needing to be warmed up more (yes i'm "car naive").
Winter soon was over and the car drove perfectly until a few days ago when it started getting really cold.
The symptoms have returned but this time the car even after five minutes of warming up, will sometimes not shift into reverse, or drive... just remain in a neutral-like state.... after about ten minutes it will shift into reverse but the "stop sign popping into gear" symptom" remains.... and after being driven a while everything seems normal.
From other posts I gather it may be the solenoids (sp) sticking (the one for R, 1, and 2) or something in the "valve body" (maybe the same thing, as i said i'm not knowledgable on this stuff)
but I guess, other than possible guesses by any of you as to what the problem may be, i guess i just want a rough estimate of what you think it would cost to have a mechanic fix one of those problems, before I take it in to be checked out.