I have a 2004 Dodge Stratus with an automatic transmission, and in the last couple of mornings it's been very cold out (between 6 and 20 degrees). After letting the car warm up for 2 to 3 minutes I put the car in gear and start to drive. All the sudden it feels like the car is no longer in gear and I step on the gas the engine just revs for a second or two then catches, after that the car acts fine unless I let it sit for a number of hours and its still cold out.
I have noticed a small leak under the car, but it was never enough for me to worry about. (Maybe I should have).
About a month ago I took the car to a Jiffy Lube type place for an oil change, and he mentioned that he had to add transmission fluid. So I'm thinking this was my leak.
Could the cold weather and the leak be my problem? I'm planning to make an appointment at the dealership I got the car at, but I need to save some money first.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 AT 7:27 PM