WHAT WOULD CAUSE MY CONSOLE NOT TO SHIFT INTO GEAR WHEN THE CAR IS COLD? on 1998 Saturn SW2

WHENEVER THE WEATHER IS COLD, MY CAR WILL NOT SHIFT INTO GEAR UNLESS I LET IT WARM UP AND SOMETIMES IT TAKES WELL OVER 15 MINS TO FINALLY SHIFT INTO GEAR.

by in Cincinnati, OH on December 27, 2012
1 answer
ANSWER by on December 27, 2012
My 1997 chevy van had a similar problem. The Brake pedal was linked to a locking mechanism on the shift cable along side the steering column.(column shift, auto trans) Cold weather seemed to make it worse, at first. This mechanism was piggy-backing on the shift cable and was easy to remove. I would recommend following the shift cable and looking for a similar device.