I have not found any posts related to my issue, and any closely related issue didn’t offer any relevant advice. So here it goes... bought my base model Cruze in 2010. It currently has 94k miles. Regular oil changes. I’ve had normal wear and tear issues like any long term car owner, but nothing electrical or powertrain related, mostly suspension. I get in my car this morning and reversed out of the driveway, no problem. Put the car into drive, step on the gas and the transmission hesitated to change to 2nd gear until 5000 RPMs. From 2nd to 3rd was a little sluggish, but not like from 1st to 2nd. It also jolted when coming to a stop, so down shifting from 2nd to 1st. This all startled me because it had never done that before… I continue driving and it happened again, before and after the stop sign. At this point I knew I definitely had a problem. I then changed the way I accelerated. After a stop sign or red light I would very gently press the gas pedal until the car changed gears (which pissed off people behind me). Doing this definitely helped, but still, every other red light or so the problem happened again.
Yes, I should take it to get looked at, and I will if I have to, but I would like to try any home remedies before I do that. I’m told that I’m unable to check the transmission fluid level in this car. I had someone else drive it and they told me that the manual transmission mode doesn’t work. I never use the manual transmission mode so I can’t speak to that. Thoughts, tips, suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thank you!