???TCS-takes off in 2nd gear???
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Cadillac Catera and Cimarron Forum Discussion, ???TCS-takes off in 2nd gear??? in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; i heard that when u put the traction control on , the car take soff in 2nd gear. Is this ...
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    caddy4sho is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Question ???TCS-takes off in 2nd gear???

    i heard that when u put the traction control on , the car take soff in 2nd gear. Is this true? mainly asking for racing purposes..lol thanx

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    Re: ???TCS-takes off in 2nd gear???

    I believe what you are thinking of is the 3rd gear start (the little snow flake button located to the right of gear shift lever). This is used for driving in show/ice. The traction tcs will allow you to start in any gear and won't acctually do anything unless wheel slipage is present.

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    Re: ???TCS-takes off in 2nd gear???

    Traction control is always on unless you turn it off or theres a problem. (adding to vogel's thread)

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    Re: ???TCS-takes off in 2nd gear???

    IMO since the car is geared for 50mph+ you would either need cheap tires or a pretty slick road to get the tires to spin from a stop.

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    Re: ???TCS-takes off in 2nd gear???

    My 1999 Deville does take off in second gear, and the traction control button in the glove compartment don`t switch it on or off any more since I had the rear shocks changed from air shocks to Monroe Load Leveler Shocks. Before that the switch would turn the traction control on and off and the track control dash light would go on and off and you could feel the click of the switch, but no switch feel anymore either. Since I had the shocks changed the abs and track light are on and stay on and the car now takes off in second gear, and I know it`s second gear as the car shifts into third at 41 mph and into 4th over 55. What could cause this condition? The car took off in low and shifted normally prior to changing the rear shocks. The mechanic did unplug the leveling compressor and that is when this condition occurred, I got under the car and plugged the connector he unplugged back in, but that did not correct the problem. Any help on this problem would be greatly appreciated. Thanks all - The Leatherman, Charles

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    Re: ???TCS-takes off in 2nd gear???

    Racing?

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    He must be trying to do a burnout in high gear. To heat up the tires for traction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theleatherman
    My 1999 Deville does take off in second gear, and the traction control button in the glove compartment don`t switch it on or off any more since I had the rear shocks changed from air shocks to Monroe Load Leveler Shocks. Before that the switch would turn the traction control on and off and the track control dash light would go on and off and you could feel the click of the switch, but no switch feel anymore either. Since I had the shocks changed the abs and track light are on and stay on and the car now takes off in second gear, and I know it`s second gear as the car shifts into third at 41 mph and into 4th over 55. What could cause this condition? The car took off in low and shifted normally prior to changing the rear shocks. The mechanic did unplug the leveling compressor and that is when this condition occurred, I got under the car and plugged the connector he unplugged back in, but that did not correct the problem. Any help on this problem would be greatly appreciated. Thanks all - The Leatherman, Charles
    Not only are you in the Catera forum asking about a Deville, but this is an unrelated, 9 year old thread.

    The ELC system has nothing to do with traction control or ABS. You need to pull your codes. Go to the top of the FWD Deville/Fleetwood page, and read the "sticky" thread on how to pull codes. List any codes you find, AND THEIR DEFINITIONS, here (there's a link within the sticky with code definitions).

    Why did you change to spring assisted shocks? ELC compatible shocks give a better ride, and are far cheaper. I assume the compressor is functional, since your mechanic unplugged it.

    Is your car a Concours?

    Can a mod start a new thread for theleatherman in the correct forum, and move these posts to it?

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