Problem Description and Possible Solution
If the transmission delays initial gear engagement after being parked overnight or longer, it may be due to a suspect transmission cooler return filter. If the transmission was recently serviced and the part number for the cooler return filter contains an "AB" suffix at the end, a new filter should be installed.
Average mileage: 92,714 (41,000–156,000)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, 4WD
12 model years affected: 1999
, more2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
23 people reported this problem
On cold start when the transmission goes closed loop (this is a few minutes into driving) the transmission will stall the engine when coming to a stop. At that time there is also delayed engagement, the stall is due to delayed disengagement. After changing the transmission filters (after I read this link) the stalls no longer occur and engagement is normal.
Thanks! This advice was right on...