: 2nd gear launch???

11-05-04, 02:39 AM
I notice that if i do a bit of spirited sprints, that I lose first gear for a while. Its almost like Im overheating the brakes but the "traction disabled" never comes on. Any ideas on what might be going on. 98 Concours 142000

11-05-04, 04:35 AM
When you do these "sprints", are they from a dead stop with wheel spin, or are you already rolling when you hit the gas. If the wheels keep spinning everytime you do it, the traction control might think something is wrong. Especially if its just one wheel. If this continues, my advice would be to stop doing it immediately until you find out whats wrong. Have you tried looking for codes that might have been set due to the loss of first gear? If you find any, post them and it will give some clues as to what the problem might be. It sound to me like your tranny can't keep up with you so it locks out first gear to limit wheel spin. Just a thought. Good Luck.

11-09-04, 07:08 AM
Most of the time its I'm already moving. It seems to happen when I have to do repeated stops. No codes at all.