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Delayed Transmission Shifting

Is delayed shifting normal?

Here at Broadway Transmission & More, our customers sometimes describe a delay in the response of their vehicle when they shift into reverse or into drive.  They want to know if this is normal.

The short answer is; “No”. 

A car or truck should shift gears immediately when engaged – with no noise and no delay.

What causes a delay in response to gear shifting?

Our technicians explain that these are symptoms or a damaged or failing transmission.  Such shifting delays can be the results of many things such as low transmission fluid (likely indicating a leak), a band needing adjustment or damage to some internal component.

What needs to be done to fix it?

If your vehicle is showing a delay in gear engagement,the first step is to arrange a visit to your local transmission specialist who can diagnose the problem and help you prevent a transmission failure.

Don’t have an experienced transmission technician in your address book?  Why not contact our shop here in Red Lion, PA.  In fact, you can make an appointment online.


Important Information about our free services...

The term, "Free Services" pertains to those value-added services such as Free Towing, Free Road Testing, and other free services that are provided during a job that is done by Broadway Transmission & More and for which the customer is expected to pay in full. If a service normally noted to be "Free" is performed but ultimately the customer elects to not have the work done or if the customer has arranged for 'Wrong Side of the Track' Financing, then the prevailing charge will be assessed for otherwise "Free Services" . Free Towing is valid within 20 miles of our shop; beyond 20 miles, we charge $2.50 per mile.