: it takes a while to shift gear



bK caddy
11-06-06, 03:41 PM
i noticed latley my 97 cat it takes a while to shift to the 1st gear when 1st start driving rpm goes up to 3 then shifts
Would it help if i change the Tranny fluid and the filter?
anyone knows?

investor74
11-06-06, 06:23 PM
I have had my 97 Catera for 10 years, and it has always done this on the first shift of the day, especially a cold day. I asked about it when I first got the car, and they said it was normal. I have not had my fluid changed yet, but I may in the near future, but I don't expect it to cure this problem.

bengsxr
11-06-06, 08:21 PM
The car is suppose to do this

todd2fst4u
11-06-06, 11:06 PM
appearently it does this to warm up the o2 sensors

bK caddy
11-07-06, 04:14 PM
thanks guys!!

bengsxr
11-13-06, 11:36 PM
appearently it does this to warm up the o2 sensors
I thought it was till tranny fluid was warm to prevent transmission damage but not 100% sure heck i am never 100% sure on what I say I just like to take stabs in the dark LOL.