2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, clutch and rpm issues!! please help in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Have you done anything about the clutch fluid yet? If not, if could still be factor even if there is ...
Look at Post #4 - there is a link to a "how to". It is just a quick fix for a full flush and bleed procedure, but it should be good enough to see if fluid is an issue. You use brake fluid - DOT 3 or DOT 4 (better), and make sure it is fresh bottle as brake fluid attracts water once opened. Finally, it should be full since its a small reservoir anyway.
Periodically (at least every 24 months) the clutch fluid needs to be changed by a bleeding and flush operation just like your brake system. That is a somewhat more difficult procedure, but more importantly it can be a little risky for the do-it-yourselfer because the bleeder valve is located on the side of bell housing and where it can fall inside. The remedy can require removing the transmission. That is why I suggested the "quick-fix" as a start.
interesting , as i was driving home from work , (like before) im having a hard time downshifting , so i tried to down shift from 5-4 , and while doing so i hit the gas at the same time and it popped right into gear ,,, wtf?
that's because things lined up and made it go in gear, it's the same thing if you were to pull out in first, pull it out of gear, and hold it into 2nd, and it'll eventually pop in normally. when the RPM's are just right, you can slide it in gear.
The fact that you just told us that makes me really think it's clutch related.
oh, and "topping it off" is a waste of time. you need to bleed the clutch to let any trapped air and all bad/tired fluid escape.
i appreciate it radeon , im in Michigan , i took the car to a local known trans shop and they say its my synchros , they say my clutch is fine , but that was only by test driving the car, so with their opinion in mind , i took the car to don massey cadillac close to my house and im going to have them analyze and check it out and see what they find ,,,, hopefully they can dissect the problem , ill keep everyone posted. also, i should post a new thread but when the rpms rev down between shifts/and around 2k-2300 rpms i get vibrations , motor mounts? trans mounts?