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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Performance Mods Discussion, Cts coupe shifter vibration in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Hi guys would you think it's normal that my shifter vibrates a little and depending how I accelerate it moves ...
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    Cts coupe shifter vibration

    Hi guys would you think it's normal that my shifter vibrates a little and depending how I accelerate it moves back and forth?
    2013 awd auto

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    Quote Originally Posted by ITALYNSTALYN
    Hi guys would you think it's normal that my shifter vibrates a little and depending how I accelerate it moves back and forth?
    2013 awd auto
    Mine does not vibrate. At all.

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    Same here....no vibration.

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    My 2011 coupe AWD also has a slight vibration thru the gear shift knob. A friend who owns a RWD sedan cts commented when driving my car that he had no such vibration.
    There is no sound from mine and the vibration does not bother me.

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    My local dealership gave me a 2013 RWD CTS loaner (only 43 miles on it) and there was definite shifter vibration.

    My 2011 AWD coupe's shifter only moves back and forth when I accelerate or brake aggressively, but its so slight you only notice if your hand is resting on it.

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    Re: Cts coupe shifter vibration

    Mine has very slight vibration if you rest your hand on it while driving down the road. It will shift back and forth depending on acceleration or deceleration. Your hand has to be on it to feel it though.

    Completely normal. Remember the shifter is attached almost directly to the transmission with solid linkage. It isn't cable linkage like a FWD car.

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    As greasemonkey said my awd moves slightly back and forth when I accelerate . Not enough for it to bother me also but I've had many cars German and American and never had a shifter movement ..... I'm guessing it has to do with the tiptronic so maybe it's actualy a good thing that it gives you more of a natural feeeeeeelllllll.....

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    Cool Motor & Trans Mount Deflection - Normal

    This is just the Motor and Trans rubber mounts Deflecting under load. When you accelerate hard it should pull (likely to the right) just a little, and the other way when you let the clutch out downshifting. If you are driving hard and grabbing gears, this effect should be more pronounced.

    The only thing that would cause a continued vibration/shudder is an imbalanced drive-shaft. You can check this by observing how much vibe you have going slowly, like 20mph. As you increase speed the shudder will also become faster, go all the way up to 70. Then put in the clutch and Hold it in so the motor goes to idle, while your coasting at 65+

    If you still have the vibe fast, while coasting 65+ with motor at idle your driveline is a little out of balance - not a big deal to fix, but you have to pull the exhaust to get it out - or let the dealer do it.

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    Re: Cts coupe shifter vibration

    I don't think this is normal. I have no vibration or movement in my shifter.

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