Hello Guys, great forum and excellent info. I rarely post but read all the time. I need help....I have posted something similar before but here goes.
2007 CTS-V Black on Black
Mods: HID 6k fogs and headlamps, Katch shifter/lindsay bushings, Eibachs with MM plates, poor-man's magnaflow(no-cats), nitto invos, LEDs everywhere, lingenfelter CAI...misc stuff.
Issue: Shifting is very difficult, I have to fight the shifter to get into gears especially 1st gear. I have checked just about everything, when the retaining nut on the bottom pivot that connects to the selector rod is tight it gets a little better for a few days but still is too difficult to shift and gets worse. I have checked everything twice in the car and will probably be dropping the tranny soon to see whats wrong.
The bushing in the shifter bottom are stock and in good shape, the shifter is installed correctly and has been lubed at the pivot ball. I have noticed that when its cold out the car shifts a little better and in warm weather it really is difficult to shift. It feels like it gets stuck halfway like it has a rough spot. I have no choice but to check the rods connecting to the tranny and their bushings, etc. I have also drained the tranny fluid and re-filled with dex/mer as specified in the manual. Don't know why my car shifts so horribly. I have driven other Vs with the same shifter and it was an absolute joy to shift. Mine is rough and notchy all the time.
If anyone knows what I can look for at the tranny level please let me know. Im guessing it has to be the tranny forks or the bushings that connect to it.
Thanks Guys....btw my V did 352-HP/354-TQ at the wheels on a real dyno after the tune with the above mentioned mods...I have a dyno sheet and video of the car making the run if u guys want to see...I also have some pics of the car...nothing special but she's mine....lol