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If mine is cold the gear selector will not shift in all the way into drive. It goes in gear, but is short of the detent/lock gate. If I drive forward slowly and let off it slips in. Only happens if she is cold and only on first shift into gear, not second time, it goes away on the first. Since I figured it out I just warm it up for 5mins and no problems going into gear ever.
Anyone else with this quirk?
Yes, pretty much exactly as you describe. Didn't count it as a transmission "failure", as I'm pretty sure its just a linkage adjustment question. Was that way off the showroom floor.
Problem is an annoyance, a minor one at that. And it is slowly going away, otherwise I'd of fixed it.... meaning attempt the FSM adjustment, or the frame for the shift.
I think cold, the idle is higher, and the detents on the adjuster are set so it barely gets to right point. Does not do it in reverse. Center that, and it goes away, I suspect.