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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, New Owner, just need confirmation on something in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Hey guys! I just purchased an 05 V and immediately knew something wasn't right with the shifting. The dealer had ...
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    kpowers05 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    New Owner, just need confirmation on something

    Hey guys! I just purchased an 05 V and immediately knew something wasn't right with the shifting. The dealer had put a new set of firehawk tires on it that day and told me it was not doing that before he got the tires. Here is my issue: When I push in the clutch and release the clutch I get a clunk that sounds like it's coming from the rear. The dealer thinks it is a tranny mount but I believe it is Parade clunk. It does it more taking off at low speeds but will still do it all the way up to 5th. I can work the clutch really carefully and minimize it. I also get it if I hit the gas hard or let off abruptly.

    So does this sound like Parade clunk? I am not very worried about it cause the dealer said he would pay to fix it once I find out what it is. I have no diff whine so I believe it is in good shape. Thanks for the help!

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    Skidmarcx is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: New Owner, just need confirmation on something

    I just bought mine last week... mine has a clunk too and from I've been reading it's normal for the car... from what I understand the stiffer bushings available help

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    Re: New Owner, just need confirmation on something

    I've always had it with my car, but I typically only notice it through 2nd gear. This car is very sensitive to clutch engagement.

    I think there are a number of things that can be done to minimize it, but it's a little rediculous that I get a loud, embarassing clunk when pulling up out of my garage every morning, driving at 5 mph, steering wheel perfectly straight.

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    Re: New Owner, just need confirmation on something

    Some say it's the diff bushing, some say changing the trans bushings helps, some say the motor mounts, some say it's the dual-mass flywheel, and some say changing all of them will reduce the clunk. I'm a bit dubious.

    I've done the diff bushing and the FW, but still have it. I drove a V with Katech's LS-9 twin-disk clutch kit, and there was no noticeable parade clunk. I bought a kit and will be putting it in within the next couple of weeks. I'll let you know.
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    Re: New Owner, just need confirmation on something

    Sounds like your diff bushing. Although you'll probably never get rid of it completely, you can minimize it to the point you don't worry about it.

    There's a few things involved. The diff bushing is the biggest factor. Get it done and your car will feel completely different. The motor mounts also contribute to the clunk but much less than the diff bushing. These are the two easiest and most common problems to deal with. The others, (flywheel, driveshaft, etc) are a bit more expensive. But with new diff bushing and/or motor mounts you should be quite happy.


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