Transmision not going in gear will not Move out of driveway until warmed up?

Tiny
EPPERSONJ78
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  • 2002 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
  • 2.8L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
Then on road does not shift right and sometimes slips once on highway at speed is okay.
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Saturday, November 26th, 2022 AT 7:06 AM

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Tiny
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Hi,

This can be the result of a few things. First, have you checked the transmission fluid condition and level? If not, start with that.

Here is a link that explains in general how it's done:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-and-add-transmission-fluid

Transmission fluid expands when it gets hot, so that may be why it works best once the engine is warm.

If that checks good, I need to know if the check engine light is staying on while the engine is running. If it is, I recommend having the can-bus scanned. CAN stands for controller area network. I have a feeling the transmission line pressure may be low, and this should indicate if there is a code related to it.

The CAN basically is nothing more than a few wires that connect the different modules. It will retrieve codes regardless of the module storing them. Here is a link that explains how it's done.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/can-scan-controller-area-network-easy

Let me know. Also, if you have questions, let me know that as well.

Take care,

Joe
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Sunday, November 27th, 2022 AT 10:11 PM

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