Q: Car hesitating first thing in the morning

asked by on

I had my transmission recently rebuilt and the computer updated. When I put it into drive or reverse first thing in the morning, my car hesitates. though it changes gears fine afterwards.

Hi there. Your transmission consists of many different components which need to work in sync in order for it to perform properly. A lack of pressure, low fluid, fault shift solenoids, and valve bodies can be your issue. I’d strongly suggest having a certified technician diagnose your car’s hesitation issue more in depth.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car hesitating first thing in the morning

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: The car hesitates and jerks during quick acceleration

It sounds like you may be experiencing an issue with your fuel system. The fuel pressure regulator is one of the parts responsible for maintaining your fuel pressure at all rates of engine speed. Most fuel pressure regulators are controlled...

Q: when shifting gears release clutch feel like it's still engaged

This is a symptom of a slipping clutch disc. You should have a mechanic verify the clutch linkage is not binding and quote the replacement clutch.

Q: 2002 GMC Envoy message displayed on message board, turn engine off now. What does this mean?

Hi there. The message could have came on for something that may have been active on the engine or transmission. If the light comes on again, then the computer (ECM) should store the events and you could have them read...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.