I have a 1997 SL500 with around 102k on it. Not very often but sometimes when i just start the car and start driving, the very first shift into 2nd gear is hard (shifts with a moderate kick). The car shifts perfectly after that and i can stop at a stoplight and drive out with no problems. Again, this a very first shift into second gear. I do warm up the car before driving. The tranny fluid has been checked and at the right level.
Is my tranny going bad? Ive never herad of an older SL with a bad tranny.