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Slow 1-2 shifts when cold

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My 2000 AWD has a slow 1-2 shift in the morning when it's cold. It only seems to happen when my fan clutch is also cold and the fan is pulling hard (or so it sounds). When it does finally shift, it's a bit firm. The van has high miles (200K +)
and it appears someone has been into the tranny at least once already. The fluid is nice and red, not burnt.
I'm going to install a heavier radiator and/or tranny cooler here in a few weeks and am going to change the fluid/filter at the same time to see if that helps.
Anyone ever use RedLine Synthetic ATF?
What are the odds I'm just wasting my time and I need to start saving for a new tranny? :cry:

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You can't buy gas here in Maryland that doesn't have ethanol. None of my cars (newest is '93) likes that crap.

Neighbor just borrowed our lawn mower yesterday 'cause he can't get his to guessed it, the carb needs to be rebuilt. We put leftover race fuel in ours - avgas from the airport just down the street. No alcohol ;)
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