My girlfriend has a 2005 dodge neon that started having some delayed engagement. Firstly, we are in Northeast Pennsylvania, so cold could be a contributor, but she said in the 4 years she had it, it never did this. This is the first winter this has happened. Also, once it does engage after the delay, there are no issues, shifts smooth, no slippage, etc. Any ideas?
Also, we aren’t talking about a 1 second delay here, the delay was long enough that when I backed out of the spot with the car, then shifted to drive, it left me sitting in the street for a good 5-10 seconds asking myself why I’m not moving. But when I shifted back to reverse, then back to drive, it went fine. Am I too hasty? Or could it be an early symptom of an issue. I do admit I didn’t let it run long before I shifted. It also only did it when going from Reverse to Drive. Not from Park to drive.