Why is my transmission slipping on warm days and on cold days it doesnt want to go into gear

Tiny
DARKPRINCE1991
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  • 1990 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 275,000 MILES
My 1990 dodge dakota slips from first to second gear, and when its about 45 degrees and below that outside I have to take my automatic transmission from park to reverse to drive until the transmission warms up never had many problems with this truck except ecm 2 years ago with charging and out of the 21 years never had any problems so whats wrong with my transmission
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Sunday, October 30th, 2011 AT 12:47 AM

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Tiny
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Sounds like an internal issue with pressure. How long has it been since you changed the oil in the trans?

Roy
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Sunday, October 30th, 2011 AT 3:13 AM
Tiny
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Its been a few years it was my dads so servicing was done often how ever when I bought it off of him I never changes the granny fluid I just checked the fluid it looks brown burnt so should I change the fluid and filter
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Sunday, October 30th, 2011 AT 7:23 AM
Tiny
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You can try but I think the damage is done. Get a trans shop to verify.

Roy
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Monday, October 31st, 2011 AT 2:25 AM

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