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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Shifter sticky (side-to-side) when hot in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Stuck in NY traffic on a hot day, after awhile there was a lot of side-to-side resistance on shifter movements. ...
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    Shifter sticky (side-to-side) when hot

    Stuck in NY traffic on a hot day, after awhile there was a lot of side-to-side resistance on shifter movements. I was afraid of a breakdown, in fact.

    Baby has a B&M short shift with an aftermarket cat-back (don't know whose) where there is just a single muffler at the center crossover, so I'm assuming there could be a lot of heat right under there.

    It got better when cooled off - so, what are you guesses? The B&M itself, or possibly the T5? I can't exactly recall the trans temp, but I think was in the 190F range.

    Worry, fix it, or fuggedaboudit?

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    Re: Shifter sticky (side-to-side) when hot

    First thing i would do is pull the boot an shifter from the top to see if anything is out of whack. Whens the last time you have looked at the fluid?

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    Re: Shifter sticky (side-to-side) when hot

    Only a few hundred miles on fresh Redline (3:1 mix of D4 and MTL, as recommended in these fori). Shifting was not a problem once I moved to the gate as fore/aft on the linkage was fine, just very stiff side-to-side movement.

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