Overdrive taking a long time to kick in and same time again when engine hot


Asked by Feb 25, 2015 at 06:19 PM about the 2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Overdrive slow to engage, overdrive off lamp flashing, but when working it's fine,
slow to engage again even when engine is hot and engine had been stopped even
for few seconds.

2 Answers


Check the fluid level, did you change it recently? Maybe there is some damage to the transmission. Have it diagnosed, might be as easy as a faulty shift solenoid.


Hi, thank you, yes first thing I checked was fluid level and it was fine, changing oil today in gearbox, had it on a scanner in an auto garage but mc wouldn't read it for some reason, also checked grounds from engine and body, both read fine !!

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