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Old 04-06-2010, 03:13 PM   #1
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Default Delay when shifing from Park to Reverse/Drive; additive recommendation

Hi,
I've read the sticky on this problem and also a number of posts. I have a 96 SE with 130K miles and want to sell it. Is there an additive that will temp. cure this problem? The car isn't valuable enough, IMO, to spend $1400-$1600 on a tranny rebuild. I've purchased a new car and would like to sell this one or maybe give it to my son.

The delays only happen in cool/cold weather after it'* been sitting for a long time. Sometimes the delay is only 10 or 15 sec. but other times up to a minute. It doesn't happen every morning but over 50% of the time. After it'* warm I never have the problem. According to the info I've read this is not an unusual problem. No codes thrown.

What additive would you recommend?

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So, you want us to tell you the name of an additive that will make it seem like your transmission is okay, just long enough so you can sell it?

Wow.
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So, you want us to tell you the name of an additive that will make it seem like your transmission is okay, just long enough so you can sell it?

Wow.
You forgot the other part. He might give it to his son if he doesn't sell it.
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I would start with changing the fluid and filter. There'* no machanic in a can, sorry.
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So, you want us to tell you the name of an additive that will make it seem like your transmission is okay, just long enough so you can sell it?

Wow.
Did you read anything about me NOT telling the new owner about the issue? I have more morals than that. Let'* not jump to conclusions, guys. My son knows about the problem.

I'll change the fluid & filter and see how that works. It may be a partially clogged filter.
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I worked on a caravan a while back with the same problem. Checged filter and fluid and it went away.
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I would start with changing the fluid and filter. There'* no machanic in a can, sorry.
X2....It'* not a big deal to change the filter and replace the fluid and you might be surprised at how well the transmission will work after that. Let us know how it works out for you!
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