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I have noticed that when I'm at a complete stop and I try to gun it to take off the car bogs out felling almost like a total stall and then after a second takes off into second. I know its not good to take off like this, but I just got the car and I wanna see what it can do. I also know your supposed to break in the engine, so please dont tell me these things. Does anyone else notice this problem???
 

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for one thing....... we kinda don't have a 1st gear......... if u go 2 e-shift...... there is no 1..... my dealer sayd it goes out of it so quick that its basically not there........ but out of start..... i occasionally feel that slack..... but only if you floor it...... but if u apply the right pressure than floor it......u'll get out of stop just right and hit higher speeds faster.....
also....try going 2 L floor it til u redline....then go 2 2.......hit red line....and go 2 D...... that'll boost u.....

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e-shift??? Is that the manual mode?? I know that stars in second, but I'm taliking in automatic.

[This message has been edited by Tony Montana (edited March 23, 2001).]
 

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Originally posted by ICE300:
for one thing....... we kinda don't have a 1st gear......... if u go 2 e-shift...... there is no 1..... my dealer sayd it goes out of it so quick that its basically not there........ but out of start..... i occasionally feel that slack..... but only if you floor it...... but if u apply the right pressure than floor it......u'll get out of stop just right and hit higher speeds faster.....
also....try going 2 L floor it til u redline....then go 2 2.......hit red line....and go 2 D...... that'll boost u.....

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Got any pics of the blue lights on your dash??
 

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Tony M i feel your pain! I hate that about this damn car... I feel like Im driving in the Matrix (all slo mo) Then it finally kicks in and wakes up.. Oddly enough Im not rough on the throttle? I drive using moderate acceleration, but you feel the difference. Maybe I will trade in for the 2002 Manual. It kinda sucks that you cant get that wheel spinning ground pounding torque out of 1st as you would in a manual.

Oh well.. hopefully there will be a fix.

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Tony, When you have your ecu flashed and get your trac ecu replaced I think it will help/correct this problem.

Wilkie will be doing all of this for me soon under warranty.
 

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It's gotten better since I piled on some miles...I THINK I'm learning to drive it differently, so it's not as bad now. What really gets me is trying to cruise around a parking lot at low speed. I hate the hesitation when it can't decide what gear it wants.
 

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Originally posted by cardinal_creek:
Tony, When you have your ecu flashed and get your trac ecu replaced I think it will help/correct this problem.

Wilkie will be doing all of this for me soon under warranty.
Why would I have my ECU flashed is there a problem with it..Is this some kind of defect?
 

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The only way to start in 2nd is to engage the snow button. Putting it in 2 in manual mode justs limits it to 2nd gear, still starts in 1.

Originally posted by Tony Montana:
e-shift??? Is that the manual mode?? I know that stars in second, but I'm taliking in automatic.

[This message has been edited by Tony Montana (edited March 23, 2001).]
 

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just push release push release...... if u experiment u may find the way out of it..... as for pics of my dash..... i got pics..... urrr......my sis does...... but she sayd she lost them...... n until i get new digital pics.... i can't...... but its not wut u think......

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I find it is better with TRAC off. damn TRAC will not let you spin the tires. it happened to me while trying to pass a car in traffic, I was very shocked as my IS just sat for a second or two doing nothing.

does anyone else use the shifter to shift from 1st to 3rd, like I do? great in traffic.
 
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