Replace Transmission Cooler Return Filter if it Has "AB" Suffix on Dodge Durango

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 101,000 (63,000–130,000)
Drive Train affected: 4WD
7 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006
12 people reported this problem
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When I start the engine and put it in reverse to back out of my parking spot, I have to wait a minute or two before tranny will engage and drive. It seems to do it in forward too although it is primarily sitting overnight when this is most noticeable..