mattclark Posted December 23, 2016 Share Posted December 23, 2016 Hi all, I have a 1999 Legacy Outback with an automatic transmission (4EAT). When I start driving when the car is completely cold (after sitting overnight) the transmission will not shift passed 2nd gear. After about 5 - 10 minutes of driving (or idling), it will then shift normally. I have searched regarding this issue and read that these transmissions will not shift passed 2nd in extremely cold situations. I live in southern California so it's really never *that* cold (lowest is like 40s - 50s) and the issue happens even if it's 80 out. I am wondering if it's possible that a transmission fluid temp sensor is bad and could be causing this. My only other idea is to change the filter and fluid. However, the transmission was replaced fairly recently (a year or so) and the fluid looks clean on the dip stick. If any of you guys have heard of this issue before and know potential causes, please let me know! It is super annoying and potentially unsafe as I cannot go much faster than 40 when I first start driving. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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