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Old 06-16-14, 03:46 PM   #1
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Car won't move til it warms up I mean I can still switch to any gear but it won't drive forward. Idk if its the transmission or the overdrive button on the gear stick. It's a 96 es300
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Old 06-16-14, 05:06 PM   #2
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Check the level and condition of the transmission fluid. Might need a drain and a refill... plus a new filter.
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Hey have you ever found a solution to your problem??? My 96 ES300 started doing the same thing. If I turn on the car from a cold start and shift it into drive it doesn't move and I can tell that the transmission never really switched. But if I put it into reverse I can feel it switch and I can reverse. If I leave the car in drive for about 3-8 mins the car finally goes into drive and I can drive around. But this only happens when I start the car from a cold start. I recently changed the transmission fluid and that didn't solve the problem either.
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How many miles on your car?
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I have about 170k miles on the car. I got it when it had 143k miles. I just started having the problem around 167k miles.
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