Shifting from 5th to 6th in an A6 and it won't let me at high RPM's
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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Shifting from 5th to 6th in an A6 and it won't let me at high RPM's in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; So I'm driving my A6 car the other day (pretty fast) in manual shift mode and when I was in ...
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    Shifting from 5th to 6th in an A6 and it won't let me at high RPM's

    So I'm driving my A6 car the other day (pretty fast) in manual shift mode and when I was in 5th gear just about out of rpm's I went to shit into 6th and it wouldn't let me.. I had to slow down till I hit about 4 grand on the tack and then it would let me shift? I talked to my tuner and he told me it was a GM fail safe on the car and he couldn't take it off. Anyone delt with this and know if there is something I can do to have the transmission not do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake CTSV
    I went to shit into 6th and it wouldn't let me.
    Now this is priceless.

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    Re: Shifting from 5th to 6th in an A6 and it won't let me at high RPM's

    Hate it when I can't shit. Maybe some Miralax in the trans will help. LOL

    Seriously, what about cars doing mile or half mile runs? Never heard that one before.

    Please keep us posted.

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    Re: Shifting from 5th to 6th in an A6 and it won't let me at high RPM's

    It's the "safety shift" table in the tune and it's adjustable...

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    Re: Shifting from 5th to 6th in an A6 and it won't let me at high RPM's

    Thanks for the help. I'll run that by them when I bring it back to them next week. Thank god you told me cause I was just about to out some miralax in the tranny. Lol

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    Re: Shifting from 5th to 6th in an A6 and it won't let me at high RPM's

    I thought the autos reach max velocity in 5th and don't allow the 6th gear shift (exactly as you describe). Where in the hell are you driving around at 170+ mph?

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    Re: Shifting from 5th to 6th in an A6 and it won't let me at high RPM's

    On a country road on my way to get my pulley put on. Lol. I'm kind of an idiot when it come to driving this thing. Drive em like ya stole it right!!

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    Re: Shifting from 5th to 6th in an A6 and it won't let me at high RPM's

    not good for the tranny to shift into overdrive at max power.....adjust it if you dont mind maybe buying a built trans soon.

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    Re: Shifting from 5th to 6th in an A6 and it won't let me at high RPM's

    Quote Originally Posted by spearfish25 View Post
    I thought the autos reach max velocity in 5th and don't allow the 6th gear shift (exactly as you describe). Where in the hell are you driving around at 170+ mph?
    HOV lane. lol

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