Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, Hesitation when put into drive in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; Whenever I put the car in drive there is a 2 second delay until the gear is engaged. No problem ...
Whenever I put the car in drive there is a 2 second delay until the gear is engaged. No problem with reverse. From either park or neutral this happens. It doesn't happen between drive gears. I always wait with my foot on the brake to feel it engage first. My only concern is letting someone else drive it and they hit the gas before it engages. I don't need anyone doing neutral drops, thank you. Any ideas as to what might be causing this?
2003 3.2 Base, 1st run. 80,000 miles. ECM replaced. Radiator replaced. Possibly there was enough tranny fluid put back in? Wouldn't I have a problem going into reverse too? Unfortunately I don't recall when this started. I did notice that it goes into gear a little faster when it's cold, but it still hesitates. Obviously I can live with it. My concern is when I let someone use it. I don't want them hitting the gas too soon.
It's the tranny. I have an 03 that started with that, then hard shifting, and finally no reverse. I would suggest looking into getting it fixed or replaced.
I replaced mine with a new tranny and now no symptoms.