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    01 catera frequent use of 'S' button

    Would frequent use of the sport button affect the transmission? The last few days my car key wouldn't come out of the ignition. The shifter can also be pulled into reverse, neutral, and drive all while the car is turned off. Luckily, the car is under warranty and it's going back to the dealer today. this is for future reference because I love my catera!


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    Your problem has to do with the ignition lock cylinder, and/or the shift interlock. Nothing to do with the transmission itself, and no, using the S button won't effect the transmission.
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    Re: 01 catera frequent use of 'S' button

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    Your problem has to do with the ignition lock cylinder, and/or the shift interlock. Nothing to do with the transmission itself, and no, using the S button effect the transmission.
    it turns out I had a blown head gasket! They said they were 99% sure. It will take them approx. 1 week and its all covered by my warranty. They said I put the key in wrong too . Thanks for the reply!

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    Wait, you went in complaining about the key/shifter problem, and they tested for a bad head gasket?!?! AND they're not even sure?!?! Did they perform a block test?

    Whatever happens with the gasket/s, tell them to look into the key/shifter problem again. The problem is NOT you not knowing how to use a key.

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    Re: 01 catera frequent use of 'S' button

    They didn't test anything yet. When I told them what was going on they said they bet I probably blew a head gasket. I'm not exactly sure what kind of tests they are going to do. And I know it's not me not knowing how to use a key. Do you really think they are going to exploit the fact that the key was stuck in there, cadillac emblem facing away from the driver???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chobes13
    They didn't test anything yet. When I told them what was going on they said they bet I probably blew a head gasket.
    WOW! They're COMPLETE morons.

    Do you really think they are going to exploit the fact that the key was stuck in there, cadillac emblem facing away from the driver???
    It's a two way key, it works BOTH ways. Again, morons.

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    Re: 01 catera frequent use of 'S' button

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    WOW! They're COMPLETE morons.

    It's a two way key, it works BOTH ways. Again, morons.
    I was skeptical when they said I blew a gasket. But they took it in, I'll get it back in a couple days. he is a certified mechanic so he knows more than me. We will see what they do...I'm so anxious.

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    Re: 01 catera frequent use of 'S' button

    ask to see the gasket.


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