My Neon tranny has been acting up lately with the cold weather. When I first put it in gear, if I do not keep it at a near idle sometimes the transmission will go into a total neutral mode. You have to just stop, wait a minute or two, and then begin to take off very slowly. Once I get couple blocks it works fine. The temps have been in the 30’s lately. Will get colder. I have been letting it warm up for about 5 mins before I drive it. I think it may help more if I leave it run longer, maybe 10 mins. The fluid level is full.
Could it have something to do with the fluid being cold? If so, would letting it idle for a very long time, 10 - 15 mins solve this problem?
Does anyone know what is causing this? What can be done?