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I have a Lexus RX 300 with 133,000 miles. The car hesitates from stop to first gear about 10% of the time. It makes a a repetitive sound like clearing one's throat 10 times. It runs fine through the other speeds. My mechanic performed a transmission service, it did not help.

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Well ask mechanic to have another look as changing the transmissions oil will make absolutely no difference ,which is why modern cars have no dipstick they do not never need changing as they do not get dirty as their is no combustion in a auto gearbox so you wasted your money big time ,now what you should have done was to have the vehicle diagnosed correctly in the first place instead of paying out for something that is all pure profit for someone.This fault could be anything from a engine misfire to split flex drive plate on the torque converter so i would drive around a few local garages and ask for a mechanic to have a drive and see whats wrong and do not let them charge you for this service either ,lead them on so they think they are getting the job and make some excuse about paying credit card off then bringing car back at end of week .REPEAT do not pay for this road test

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good luck,i hope this help pls dont forget to rate me thanks

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