Re: Troubleshooting Cold Harsh 1-2 Shift
What's the mileage? I'll rule out that the transmission fluid level is fine and that a fluid change with new filter has been done in the last 30K if the vehicle has 90K or more on the ODO.
Do you allow any warm-up time after starting the vehicle? Less than 10 seconds before you're on your way may not be sufficient warm up time in cold climates. I know if it's really cold outside my Dodge won't go into overdrive until the fluid is up to a certain temp so as not to damage the bands in the transmission. I know the Taurus uses gears, which makes me think something may need adjusted (if possible). Others will chime in soon
'11 Ram Quad Cab 4x4 SXT 5.7L HEMI (stock); 48,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 64,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 28,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
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