2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, The other shifter bushings in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; When I pulled my transmission I found that the shifter bushing on the drivers side of the transmission on the ...
When I pulled my transmission I found that the shifter bushing on the drivers side of the transmission on the rod end nearest the transmission (as opposed to the ones typically worn out and replaced nearest the shifter itself) was worn and had excessive play. As a consequence I was having occasional difficulty getting the car into first and more frequently, normally when downshifting to 2nd, it would not fully engage 2nd and pop out of gear when I engaged the clutch.
When the guys at RPM tore down my trans they found that this was causing excessive wear on the 1-2 gear/synchro and it was nearing failure. I forgot to take a picture of the part but the teeth where it engages were worn about half way through.
I decided to replace the rubber bushings and steel inserts with solid bronze bushings.