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Really hard shift fron Park to Drive only when its very cold outside.

Sagar810

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I am seeing a really hard shift when its cold outside and the car is has been parked and completely cold. Shifting from Park to Drive is slightly laggy and I can hear a very big thud. I am not sure how my transmission oil can be bad at 2 years and 16K miles, I never face any other gearchange issue and dont even see this issue once its warmed up.

Anyone else have hard shift issue when the car is really cold?

FYI: I wait for atleast 15-30 seconds after starting the car to put it into gear even if it is not needed on modern cars but I feel safe doing it that way. :)
 

RedGeminiPA

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I haven’t noticed that with my ‘14 with 85k miles on it. I do have an issue of it acting like it wants to stall on a cold start if I don’t let it warm up for about a minute or so. It has a constant hesitation/jerk. I know it’s not a fuel pump module problem, since that was just replaced under recall at the dealer. I still have to do some more searching to see if any other Ford 3.5 EBs have that issue, and hope there’s an easy fix for it.
 

Sagar810

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I have not had any gear shift issue once I have it in Drive in the morning. I am planning another 1800 mile road trip in the car tomorrow, so I am hoping for the best as the dealer wont give a damn if I ask him to just check the tranny fluid level or color for my peace of mind today.
 

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