2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, 6T70 Hydamatic Transmission in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Here's one for you guys,
The Mulroney sticker on the window of my car that listed the world content of ...
The Mulroney sticker on the window of my car that listed the world content of the parts, stated that the transmission was made in France. I reconned that it was a European Aisin but actually it seems to be a 6T70 made in Warren, Michigan.
Has anyone else more information on this subject that's you have unearthed? I like the way the transmission operates just fine, it is fairly smooth and quick. If I could change just one thing, I'd like to be able to hold it in 2nd gear for snowy conditions for short periods at stopped and slow speeds.
Automobile(s): 2011 CTS Premium AWD Sport Sedan w/FE5 - RadiantSilver|Ebony
Re: 6T70 Hydamatic Transmission
If your CTS wagon has the LF1 3.0L 270HP high feature V6, then your transmission model is 6L45 and was built at GMPT Strasbourg, France.
If your CTS wagon has the LLT 3.6L 304HP high feature V6, then your transmission model is 6L50 and was built at GMPT Strasbourg, France. (Other plant locations for the 6L50 are GMPT Ypsilanti, MI and Silao, Mexico).
FYI.. the 6L50 transmission in my 2009 CTS Sedan was built at GMPT Strasbourg, France.
Automobile(s): 08 White Diamond CTS DI RWD FE2 all options
Re: 6T70 Hydamatic Transmission
you can do it. When stopped move the lever forward and you will see transmission switches to 2nd. I do it all the time getting out of my subdivision - very steep downhill drive after the stop sign. I stop, turn the tranny to manual, push lever so the tranny is in 2nd and press the gas. Car starts in 2nd and holds it all the way downhill.
I see now RAB that the 6T70 is the STX combination automatic for AWD. I also saw other rear drive automatics but your link is an awesome one! So it is French it appears.
Mofex, when I started in Manual mode 2nd, it would downshift into 1st almost right away....perhaps it is a change in programming on a 2010? I will have to try it again when we have snow and I have my 4 snow tires on. Also, I had the traction control on which I have come to understand works against you in the ultra slippery times.
Yes, these transmissions have very good reputation. Several weeks ago I met with a GM transmission engineer who spent a year or two with BMW transferring knowledge and helping BMW to adopt these transmission to their cars. So we do have a world class tranny.
Earlier we had this discussion about manually holding the transmission back in a lower gear. You are right that it will do this in 2nd but here is EXACTLY what I want it to do: I shift it into the sport mode and select "2" from a standstill. I want to be able to start off in 2 for snowy traction reasons, and for reasons I don't comprehend, if I speed to 10 mph or so and slow to 5 mph, it downshifts to 1. I want it to start in 2 and stay in 2 not downshift. I have tried everything and I cannot mitigate this one.
Try it and tell me if you can duplicate this action. (traction control want to chop off all power when I spin, btw)
Too bad because when it is slippery out, it is neat to be able to stop and start many times with the car in 2nd. An idea would be a button to lock out the logic! I suppose GMs thought was that the car has traction control so.......................