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Won't Go into R or P when cold, Linkage?

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1994 E320 Sedan. 144500 miles. Car runs well overall. When car is cold in cold weather months, if I drive just a mile and try to park, I have to leave it in neutral and the gear lever will not go into Park or Reverse. Today I had to wait 15 minutes until the engine was near 80 C as I forgot and parked in a spot where I could not drive forward. Once the car or transy warms up, after a few tries, it works and all is fine for the rest of the day. Is this a linkage problem? Seemed to happen after I changed the gear lever out to a zebrano wood one in March 2010. Only happens in the cold weather.
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What is the service history on your trans???
Using additives is like playing russian roulette. I would never, ever use a additive of any kind. You are merely masking the problem . . . until it gets worse.

What kind of ATF is in there right now??? Your issues sound fluid related.
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