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Transmission doesn't seem to engage right

(2000 BMW 323Ci)
in Minneapolis, MN on February 16, 2009
when i accelerate the transmission seems to not engage right away. In cold weather, the transmission also seems to almost "freeze and not want to work"... the car revs higher than normal to begin moving. milage around 83k
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on March 06, 2009
I would consider the easiest possible fix and that is to go to a shop that has the proper tools and have the transmission fluid level checked. You may have developed a small fluid leak that would not have caused any concern, but now with the "cold" weather the transmission fluid level being low will be more evident. A technician needs a scan tool and the proper filling nozzle to add fluid to this model transmission. This is assuming the Check engine light is not on, if it is it should be scanned for transmission fault codes.
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