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If any body with a 05 or equal Denali Xl with a 6.0 AWD can help, when I put it reverse to go out of the driveway when I stop to put it in drive there is a hesitation before it engages into drive, almost like it waits a second before it shifts in to gear, so if you push the gas before it engages it thumps into gear??? it only has 18,000 miles on it. thanks

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Don't know if this will help but:

 

Subject: Info - Engagement Time of Electronically Controlled Transmissions in General Motors Vehicles (Garage Shifts, Park to Reverse, Neutral to Drive, Neutral to Reverse, park to Drive, Delayed Engagement) #03-07-30-007B - (08/02/2005)

 

 

 

Models: 2000-2002 Chevrolet Camaro

 

2000-2006 Chevrolet Corvette

 

2000-2002 Pontiac Firebird

 

2004-2006 Pontiac GTO

 

2000-2006 All Light Duty Trucks

 

2003-2006 HUMMER H2

 

2006 HUMMER H3

 

2005-2006 Saab 9-7X

 

with 4L60-E (RPO M30) or 4L65-E (RPO M32) Automatic Transmission

 

 

 

 

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This bulletin is being revised to add additional model years. . Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 03-07-30-007A (Section 07 - Transmission/Transaxle).

 

 

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Park/Neutral to Reverse or Drive (commonly called garage shift) engagement times may be different from what many customers might be accustomed to, especially if they have recently traded for a General Motors' vehicle.

 

Normal Park/Neutral to Reverse or Drive engagement time will be in the vicinity of one (1) second if the automatic transmission fluid (ATF) is above 0°C (32°F) . When the ATF is colder than 0°C (32°F), the engagement time will become longer the colder the transmission fluid. A time limit factor cannot be placed on proper engagement times because the factors that affect transmission operation are many.

 

At the moment of engine start, for economy and emission requirements, the transmission line pressure is maintained at low levels. This allows a lower cold idle engine RPM (the colder the oil is, the higher the energy level (engine torque output) required to pressurize the oil).

 

When the driver moves the shift lever from "Park/Neutral" to "Reverse" or any "Drive" range, the following actions must occur for the powertrain control module (PCM) to determine at what pressure to control the transmission line pressure.

 

The module will look at the following items:

 

The voltage readings of the engine coolant temperature sensor (ECT).

The voltage reading of the transmission fluid temperature sensor (TFT).

Whether or not air conditioning is requested.

Movement of the shift lever and controls engine RPM based on the gear position selected. The module will adjust the engine RPM in response to the torque requirements needed to increase transmission line pressure.

When the module determines the status of the above items, the module will apply the appropriate signal to the PWM pressure control solenoid, thereby controlling the application of the required clutch(s) depending on the driver's selection.

 

Controlling transmission apply pressures allows the transmission to engage in a smooth manner, thus reducing the potential of abrupt/harsh engagement of the transmission.

 

All of the above actions happen very quickly; however, the resultant time interval may be approximately one second.

 

When determining if shift times are excessive, the exact conditions that the vehicle was in at the time the extended garage shift occurred must be duplicated. The following are several possible conditions.

 

• Was the vehicle outside or in a heated garage?

 

• What was the temperature of the environment at the time of the occurrence?

 

• Length of time the vehicle sat unused, such as overnight or a weekend, etc.? A vehicle that has been driven to the service facility cannot be tested for this concern because the transmission, the engine oil and the coolant are no longer at the temperature they were when the customer experienced the condition.

 

No attempts to repair should occur unless the condition can be duplicated under the conditions the customer experienced.

 

Road test the vehicle following the steps below until the vehicle engine and transmission temperatures are at normal operating temperatures. This is approximately 16 km (10 mi) of driving.

 

In a safe manner, bring the vehicle to a complete stop.

Place the shift lever in Neutral and wait five seconds.

Place the shift lever in Drive. A delayed engagement of approximately one (1) second will occur. THIS IS NORMAL. This time may be extended if the engine RPM is above the base idle, controlled by the driver's foot rather than the control module.

Drive the vehicle for a distance of not less than a tenth of a mile (160 m).

In a safe manner, bring the vehicle to a complete stop.

Place the shift lever in Neutral and wait five seconds.

Place the shift lever in Reverse. A delayed engagement of approximately one (1) second will occur. THIS IS NORMAL. This time may be extended if the engine RPM is above the base idle, controlled by the driver's foot rather than the control module.

Place the shift lever in Neutral and wait five seconds.

Place the shift lever in Drive. A delayed engagement of approximately one (1) second will occur. THIS IS NORMAL. This time may be extended if the engine RPM is above the base idle, controlled by the driver's foot rather than the control module.

If an out of line condition (excessively long time, over two seconds, to engage a gear) is observed, the following areas within the transmission should be inspected for the cause of the concern.

 

• The forward clutch piston seals (delay to drive).

 

• The low and reverse clutch piston seals (delay to reverse).

 

• The reverse input clutch piston seals (delay to reverse).

 

• The stator shaft to reverse input drum seals (delay to reverse).

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are you telling me no body has a denali awd on this site? all I'm asking is if anybody else has this problem??????

 

 

 

I do, but it isn't an '05. :rant:

 

But seriously, mine does it every once in a blue moon...but get this--it does it even though the outside temp is nowhere near freezing (i.e., 32 deg. F).

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