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Sometimes when i come to a stop sign and dont come to a complete stop when i hit the accelerator again there is a hesitation before it takes off. It almost feels like the engine is spooling up and then the transmission goes into gear so theres a slight jerk when the gear catches.
 

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Sometimes when i come to a stop sign and dont come to a complete stop when i hit the accelerator again there is a hesitation before it takes off. It almost feels like the engine is spooling up and then the transmission goes into gear so theres a slight jerk when the gear catches.
Hi bina12834,

Does this happen when you do come to a complete stop? Sometimes there is a hesitation when you don't come to a full stop, but if it's happening when you fully stop, that might be indicative of something else.

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Hi bina12834,

Does this happen when you do come to a complete stop? Sometimes there is a hesitation when you don't come to a full stop, but if it's happening when you fully stop, that might be indicative of something else.

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Sometimes. Its hard to say because it doesn't happen every time.
 

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Sometimes. Its hard to say because it doesn't happen every time.
If it's truly happening after a full stop and you can narrow down the times when it happens so that the dealership might be able to replicate it on a test drive, that would definitely be helpful! If you do want me to step in and help make an appointment, let me know.

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If you're not coming to a full stop, your transmission has not fully down shifted, so you're probably starting off again in third gear
 

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I just assumed it's the way of "the new world" now... I get lag if I am in my driveway--parked--and put it into drive. It's not immediate at all. I can put it into Drive, but if I try to give it gas JUST after I put it in drive, it will lag and then "catch". To me, it feels like there's simply too-much "technology" between the physical knob and the mechanical engagement of the transaxle. It isn't a deal-breaker... I have gotten used to it and adapted, but it would be a BETTER experience if it wasn't an issue to begin with.

It drives me nuts on my busy street where I live (a main road with heavy traffic most of the day) and what we generally do--to combat the difficulty pulling out into traffic--is to drive past the driveway and BACK INTO it so that we do not need to blindly back-out into a busy street.

Problem is, many times, it is to one's advantage to do this QUICKLY when it's busy... because other drivers are impatient and inattentive. So you need to drive just-past the driveway, put on the turn-signal, get it into reverse and swing it in quickly before someone takes off your side-view mirror. :)

That bit of "lag" going from Drive to Reverse... ESPECIALLY if there is any *roll* happening... is a substantial nuisance. Even if I come to a FULL-stop... there is lag once you turn the dial. You MUST give it a half-second or more BEFORE you give it gas.

Not the end of the world, **BUT** for those of us that have been driving for 35-years already, it's hard to break that "muscle memory" of how to react to changing gears. Maybe this is a non-issue to new/young drivers. Dunno.
 

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I have a harsh down shifts at low speed when starting to climb hill with engine rpm flare up.Lose accelerator pedal control for a moment and than van surges forward.This is a dangerous condition when in traffic and tried putting in low range with same results.
 

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The more gears you add the wonkyer the transmission starts to feel and act because the CPU is trying to figure out what gear it should be in for the driving situation. When you get into the 8-10 speed auto trannies they start hunting for the proper gear and the more gears they have to pick from the stranger the shifts get. I have a 2017 Corvette with a GM 8 speed in it and it has the hardest time delivering smooth shifts because it's always trying to decide and adjust through 8 gears. The Corvette forums are loaded with complaints but these new transmissions have been implemented for fuel savings and not necessarily for smoothness sorry to say. The C7 Corvette is also plagued with rough down shifts at times.
 

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I just assumed it's the way of "the new world" now... I get lag if I am in my driveway--parked--and put it into drive. It's not immediate at all. I can put it into Drive, but if I try to give it gas JUST after I put it in drive, it will lag and then "catch". To me, it feels like there's simply too-much "technology" between the physical knob and the mechanical engagement of the transaxle. It isn't a deal-breaker... I have gotten used to it and adapted, but it would be a BETTER experience if it wasn't an issue to begin with.

It drives me nuts on my busy street where I live (a main road with heavy traffic most of the day) and what we generally do--to combat the difficulty pulling out into traffic--is to drive past the driveway and BACK INTO it so that we do not need to blindly back-out into a busy street.

Problem is, many times, it is to one's advantage to do this QUICKLY when it's busy... because other drivers are impatient and inattentive. So you need to drive just-past the driveway, put on the turn-signal, get it into reverse and swing it in quickly before someone takes off your side-view mirror. :)

That bit of "lag" going from Drive to Reverse... ESPECIALLY if there is any *roll* happening... is a substantial nuisance. Even if I come to a FULL-stop... there is lag once you turn the dial. You MUST give it a half-second or more BEFORE you give it gas.

Not the end of the world, **BUT** for those of us that have been driving for 35-years already, it's hard to break that "muscle memory" of how to react to changing gears. Maybe this is a non-issue to new/young drivers. Dunno.
I have experienced the same thing. I took my van to the dealer and was told it was normal, but as you say it's a hard thing to learn after driving so long without it. I thought I was the only one who felt this way. I'm glad that I'm not the only one.
 

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I just assumed it's the way of "the new world" now... I get lag if I am in my driveway--parked--and put it into drive. It's not immediate at all. I can put it into Drive, but if I try to give it gas JUST after I put it in drive, it will lag and then "catch". To me, it feels like there's simply too-much "technology" between the physical knob and the mechanical engagement of the transaxle. It isn't a deal-breaker... I have gotten used to it and adapted, but it would be a BETTER experience if it wasn't an issue to begin with.

It drives me nuts on my busy street where I live (a main road with heavy traffic most of the day) and what we generally do--to combat the difficulty pulling out into traffic--is to drive past the driveway and BACK INTO it so that we do not need to blindly back-out into a busy street.

Problem is, many times, it is to one's advantage to do this QUICKLY when it's busy... because other drivers are impatient and inattentive. So you need to drive just-past the driveway, put on the turn-signal, get it into reverse and swing it in quickly before someone takes off your side-view mirror. :)

That bit of "lag" going from Drive to Reverse... ESPECIALLY if there is any *roll* happening... is a substantial nuisance. Even if I come to a FULL-stop... there is lag once you turn the dial. You MUST give it a half-second or more BEFORE you give it gas.

Not the end of the world, **BUT** for those of us that have been driving for 35-years already, it's hard to break that "muscle memory" of how to react to changing gears. Maybe this is a non-issue to new/young drivers. Dunno.
I have the exact same issue, (except I've been driving for 48 years). I know how you feel.:wink2:
 
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