Transmission Problem on 1997 Mercury Mystique

Haveing trans problems. When I start the engine, I let it warm up for 1 min. Then I put it in drive, will not move forward or backwards. After a few mins it moves. It only does this when it is cold. Need Help.

by in Puyallup, WA on November 22, 2012
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ANSWER by , November 22, 2012
Many possibilities. Has the fluid level been checked? When's the last time it's been changed? Seals (internal) may be brittle and leaking (pressure , internally). Clutches may be worn. Electrical , but that seems unlikely. I had a '94 Dodge Intrepid with those symptoms and I got away with replacing accumulator piston seals and that fixed it for another 60K. BUT I was lucky.......... Best bet is to have a trans shop (get references) look at it and give you an estimate. Good luck.
COMMENT by , November 22, 2012
Thanks for the info. Ed