: Start Surge

Tom's Caddy
03-09-13, 10:58 AM
I hope you all tell me this is totally normal. My driveway is on a slight incline so is my parking spot at work. I've been filling up at a newer gas station in town which I thought ( are on level ground ) to check you're oil and so on. when I restart the car there I seem to get a slight surge forward as it starts, which I do not notice or have ever noticed in years any place else. My question since I usually start the car on a slight incline is the slight surge normal on a flat surface?:bonkers:

03-09-13, 12:23 PM
Some cars (not only Cadillac - a Taurus here used to do it - for 130,000 miles) have a slight surge forward, some do a little reverse hiccup. My theory is a slight clutch pack engagement as the fluid pump comes up to speed. Pretty normal.

03-09-13, 05:31 PM
My '06 sometimes does that... as have numerous cars I have had in the past...

03-09-13, 06:49 PM
Same here. Not consistent. Sometimes nothing. Sometimes a pretty decent lurch. Usually only the first start of the day.

Tom's Caddy
03-09-13, 11:00 PM
Thanks guys.:thumbsup: