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Vehicle Delays Going Into Gear

There should be no delay for your vehicle to shift into gear. Delays in shifting can be caused by many different things. This is a problem that needs to be looked at as soon as possible. If the delay is being caused by a transmission problem, it may cause damage to your transmission leading to more expensive repairs. The best thing to do in this situation is to get your vehicle looked at by an expert and find out what is causing the delay. Call your local Tanner Transmissions® today and schedule a free Transguard Check™.

Delay going into gear as shown in Dynadrome test equipment

This is what a delay going into gear looks like on our dynadrome test equipment. Click here to learn more about our innovative quality control equipment. As you can see above, this transmission didn't begin shifting in the appropriate amount of time. It delayed for approximately 160 milliseconds before starting to shift. A millisecond is one-thousandth of a second.

Hesitation or Lack Of Response

When you shift the transmission from park to drive or any other gear, do you notice a delay before your feel the vehicle engage?

Transmissions are designed to go into the correct gear every time, so when they hesitate or refuse to engage in a gear, an issue could be at the cause.

While driving, do you press on the gas pedal, and the engine revs up, but there is hesitation or lack of response in speed or acceleration?

You may notice this symptom more when first driving the car during warm up.

Note: The graphs displaying transmission problems shown here are for illustrative purposes only. Transmissions that have not been rebuilt by Tanner Transmissions® may not be placed on our equipment due to the contamination contained in the fluid of a non-rebuilt transmission.