| Hello group, I have a question on 2 cars, my 99 Park Avenue 3800
| and my inlaw 2000 Lesabre.
| Park Avenue 99kmiles -
| Lesabrea 70kmiles
| My Park when changing gears in a quick maneuver, That the transmission does
| a violent jerk, some times when coming out of reverse while the car is in
| motion going backward I sometimes put it in drive.. My question is are these
| GM Transmission design that way, What i mean is i cant do a quick gear
| selection from park into reveres, vice versa with out getting a hard jerk
| when i put the car in to drive. Is the Transmission slow responding when
| going into gear. I come from a Ford famliy, I have a Mercury, only noticed
| this on GM, rented a Bonnieville it did same thing some years ago, Did a 3
| point turn in a busy road.. Thats what i mean when changing out one gear to
| the other and pressing the accelrator.
| My Inlaws Lesabre hers car jerk hard when placed into gear. The engine
| is idling is normal.
| Your input appreciated.
| Im going to get my Transmission Flushed i hear they need to be changed
| exactly as the manual say.. I told my inlaw to do the same..
| Jay Smit
You should come to darn near a complete stop before changing from reverse to
drive or vise-versa and wait for the new gear selected to engage _completely_
before applying the throttle again. GM trannies do seem to go into gear more
"solidly" than some other manufacturers (from my experience as well). But, I
don't think that is a problem particularly. Now if it were slipping..that's a
Regular scheduled transmission fluid and filter service is a good thing, yes
have that done if it's due.