An automatic transmission might be slow shifting from first to second because of low transmission fluid. You might also have damaged the gears in the transmission at the area between first and second.
my 98 vw jetta atuo shifts hard in first but fine in 2,3
I'd check the transmission fluid level first and then for a slipping band inside the transmission.
A car with an automatic transmission shifts itself from 1st to 2nd to 3rd when you accelerate. You don't need to shift it...that's why they call it automatic.
First thing to do is have a complete fluid and filter change. If that doesn't fix it, take it to a transmission specialist.
Lack of transmission fluid, most likely. That's the cheapest and easiest variable to eliminate first.
depends is it automatic or manual? if its automatic its more than likely that your transmission isn't shifting into first gear
Well, to start, the Saturn Vue wasn't available in 1994, may be your issue......
the first automatic transmission was invented by Louis-Rene Panhard and Emile Levassor in 1894
My 1984 corvette transmission is not shifting into overdrive. It shifts first thru third fine.
I have a 1999 Dodge Caravan SE, While I am driving things are alright, but when slowing down to a stop the transmission downshift late. What causes thisand is there anything I should be concerned about. Recently, I put some more transmission fluid in . could I have overfilled it?This should help:Complete automatic transmission failure is obvious because the car will not move at all when shifted into forward or reverse. Usually the symptoms of impending automatic transmission failure are not quite as dramatic, and can be inspected by a mechanic to determine if the transmission needs replacing or if there is any chance the problem can be repaired.Delayed ShiftingOne common symptom of automatic transmission problems is delayed shifting when the vehicle is cold, particularly for reverse or first gear. Loss of One GearSometimes one gear will go out entirely while the others still function. If fourth or reverse gear fails, for instance, the vehicle at least can be driven to a shop. Unusual Shifting SpeedsShifting may take place at unusual speeds, earlier or later than it should. The speed where shifting takes place also may keep changing. Noise and JerkingAny noise while shifting is a symptom of automatic transmission failure, and so is rough, jerky shifting. Odd MovementIf the vehicle tries to move while in park or neutral, it most likely has automatic transmission failure. Shift Lever IssuesIf the shift lever is difficult to move, this indicates transmission problems as well.
Most often hard shifting can be fixed partially by a transmission flush and change of automatic transmission filter. Also, i have had luck with using a large magnet on the bottom of the transmission pan before the flush because parts of the clutches that are loose will not be filtered by a clogged filter. Also, on my grand am, the transmission fluid was dangerously low when i went to change it when first buying the car- this could also be a possible problem.
Oldsmobile came out with a fully automatic transmission in the 1940 model year.
The first fully automatic transmission was the Hydro-matic, offered in the 1940 Oldsmobile. There were semi-automatics (GM's Automatic Safety Transmission and Chrysler's Fluid Drive) available in 1937.
There are several things that can cause your automatic transmission not to go into first gear. The most common cause is low transmission fluid.
Does it have an automatic or standard transmission? That is the first question..
The first fully automatic transmission (the Hydramatic) came out in the 1940 model year by Oldsmobile.
The first one is faster
The first thing I would do is to change the transmission fluid and filter. When these get plugged they can cause all sorts of shifting problems. I hope this helps you. Mark
The first automatic transmission available to the general public was Oldsmobile's Hydra-Matic system. The automatic transmission was based on technology developed by German engineers. Oldsmobile first developed the Hydra-Matic system in 1938, and first made available to the general public on all models in 1940, as an available option for $57.
One of the reasons a Honda Accord with an automatic transmission may not shift out of first is there is not enough transmission fluid. The more likely reason is that the transmission has something broken in it and needs to be serviced or replaced.
Be sure the vacuum supply line from the engine to the transmission vacuum modulator is not disconnected.