I purchased my 96 Corolla Sedan (3sp auto) with 100K on it in July. Now I'm about to hit 112K and twice, so far, I've had a problem where the car has sat for 24 hours, I put it in gear and then the car moves very slowly when put into gear (engine does not rev, it just sound normal). If I then stop the car, put it in gear again or go from reverse to drive and the car acts normally. The car rarely sits for 24 hours, so this doesn't happen much at all. It doesn't even happen if it sits overnight in 40 degree weather.
The tranny fluid isn't brown, but it isn't new either (still definitely some red in it). No bubbles or metal shavings in the fluid either. A friend of mine said to Not change the fluid and instead put a Lucas transmission conditioner in it. He said the transmission pump is getting weak and doesn't full function when it's cold.
Anyone else have this problem? Any insights?