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Noticed that lately, when engaging tranny into drive or reverse, first thing in am, about 35 to 40 degrees ambient, that there is a delay from park to d or r. Like a hesitation and in my brain I am thinking that the fluid has to get to the right place to engage or move the car.

Had tranny fluid replaced PROPERLY at about 40k.

Anyone else experiencing same? I have about 46000 miles on CVT, 2001.
 

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I get a slight delay in the mornings when it's cold (below 40 degress F) and I had my fluid changed less then 1,000 miles ago. I think it has to do with the temps.
 

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what year insight, gomar?
 

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2003 CVT with over 73,000 miles.
 

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I've had this happen a few times, always when the vehicle is first being moved after sitting all night. Doesn't appear to be a biggie, but if it's coupled with any trans performance issues it could be there's an issue with the fluid level or pressures. On a convetonal trans this can often be caused by the leak-down of fluid presure for the torque converter, usually caused by a defective or dirty check valve.
 

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delay

what year insight, valiant?
 

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I also notice a several second delay when going into gear both forward and reverse. It is more noticable the colder the temperature. I had the tranny fluid changed by Honda @ 30K miles as recommended. It may just be the colder temps thicken the transmission fluid slowing it down until it warms up.
 
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