Cadillac Catera and Cimarron Forum Discussion, Shifty Catera 97 in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Hello All: The trans in my 97 doesn't seem to be in sync with the engine. If I slow down ...
- 09-23-10 12:47 AM #1Cadillac Owners Fanatic
- Automobile(s): 1997 catera/03 CTS
- Join Date
- Jan 2009
- Vancouver, Canada
Shifty Catera 97
Hello All: The trans in my 97 doesn't seem to be in sync with the engine. If I slow down the trans stays in a gear that is to high for the speed I'm going, then when I give it a little gas it downshifts abruptly. If I drive off from a standstill at a normal rate it seems the trans waits forever ( the car is at operating temperature) then shifts roughly. I also find that if I'm real gentle re-applying gas it works fine. I suspect that the throttle position sensor may be the culprit. I have ordered one from Rock Auto, and it's due in a couple of days. Do my symtoms justify my purchase? By the way I think the original sensor is on the car as the yellow paint they put on the mounting bolts is unbroken. Regards, Brian