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Q: Car hesitating first thing in the morning

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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.

A: Hi there. Your transmission consists of man...

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.

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