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2003 Lexus SC 430 - Hesitates

There is a slight hesitation if I hit the gas after almost coming to a complete stop, like at a yield sign. But this happens only if the car is in Drive. If I downshift to 4th or 3rd, no hesitation when I start up again. Mileage is 86k.

Get your transmission serviced ( drain, new filter, refill with the EXACT fluid Lexus specifies)

Sounds like a plan…but will see if my mechanic can do it instead of our local overpriced Lexus dealership.

To ensure you get the correct fluid, I’d recommend the dealership.