: Transmission problems with my 2005 STS V8

06-15-12, 07:28 PM
When I decide to put the trnsmission into manual mode or "Slap-stick", The gear change is ridiculously slow whenever I do an up or downshift. There is a 1-2 second delay whenever I change gears. Is this normal? Or do I need this transmission repaired? BTW, I just got this vehicle so I'm a newbie

06-15-12, 07:54 PM
Normal. Learn to compensate like a real driver.

06-15-12, 08:00 PM
Gotta get her shifted before your actual shift point, just like a manual...

06-16-12, 05:06 AM
wow then thats real slow, cause i can shift way faster than that in my manual camaro ss lol

06-17-12, 12:08 AM
Well yeah, the STS relies on electronic signals...it's not a true manual obviously, its not going to act exactly like one.

06-21-12, 12:46 PM
It is not a race car. The manual shift works very well for heavy traffic situations and for downshifting instead of using brakes.

06-21-12, 12:55 PM

10-31-12, 04:36 PM
My shift no longer works? Any ideas what would cause this? It will go into Sport drive, but I cannot manually shift up or down. Auto works fine.

10-31-12, 04:37 PM
Failed shifter.