99 Lexus won't go into gear w/o warming up

Tiny
MARYMURPH
  • 1999 LEXUS RX 300
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 135,000 MILES

My Lexus '99 RX300 won't go into second gear unless the car is all warmed up (temp needle past C), which take 8 minutes. Is that jsut age or si something wrong with my transmission? I recently had the fuel injector replaced and one catalytic converter. If that info is any help.

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Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 AT 8:19 PM

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Tiny
DR. HAGERTY
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Not being Lexus savvy, I would think that there is something in the valvebody of the transmission that might require attention, maybe a gummed up piston that works after it gets warm or a broken spring or partially blocked passageway for fluid to flow through to allow the transmission to schedule correctly. You might consider calling a transmission repair facility that you feel you can trust and making an appointment.

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Thursday, January 20th, 2011 AT 12:43 AM

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