I have a sports car that recently started acting up when I change gears from Reverse to drive. I have two main issues that surfaced recently:
When changing gears from park to drive, or when engaging the reverse gear, I have to keep my foot firmly planted on the brake pedal for around 5 seconds until I feel the selected gear has engaged, otherwise if I release the brake pedal before the 5 seconds, the car harshly jerks and engages the said gear.
Especially when engaging the drive gear going from stationary motion, the car jerks and engages the gear in a very aggressive manner, even if my foot is heavily put against the brake pedal as mentioned in point 1 above.
What could be the reason to both points above? The car is a 2009 Cadillac XLR V, and this is the first time that this has happened in my 10 years owning the car. Im not sure if it is a computer problem where the computer is taking time to relay the information to change the gears.
FYI - the parts for this car are extremely rare and a headache to find; Im still yet to find a garage here that will accept to work on it.
Any help would be much appreciated; cheers