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Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, Shifter Bushing(For those of you who are clueless like I was) in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; Originally Posted by Ivan1228 It looks by reading that i had the same problem but i think they are over ...
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    Re: Shifter Bushing(For those of you who are clueless like I was)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan1228 View Post
    It looks by reading that i had the same problem but i think they are over charging yall guys...the bushing i bought it at a local tranny shop for $1 no bs and my friend has a mechanic shop charged me $5....just giving yall a heads.up
    nice u goto get us some!

    so how do u get to the bushing does center console/shifter have to be taken apart or can u get to it from under the car?

    thanks

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    Re: Shifter Bushing(For those of you who are clueless like I was)

    Quote Originally Posted by CT ESSENCE View Post
    FYI, I called my local dealer and spoke to a gentleman in parts dept and asked him about the shifter bushing. He stated that my 03 does not have a "shifter bushing" that can be replaced. He searched his computer and told me that the 03 CTS has a "shifter linkage" that has to be replaced in order to resolve the noisy metal sound that occurs when the shifter is manually engaged.

    The Shifter Linkage GM part # is 25757505 and can be purchased for about $56. The subject Linkage can be seen in the attached schematic as number 13....

    Also, here's a link that has a lot of great schematics related to Caddy CTS Automatic and Manual trannys, ... and a lot of other goodies ....

    http://compnine.com/index.php?t=1&ye...47577586&uid=1
    do u have to remove shifter/center console to change the linkage or can u get to it from under the car?

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    Re: Shifter Bushing(For those of you who are clueless like I was)

    If yours is done like the old style in post number 8 of this thread, it looks like you have to do both. One end you get from the console and the other end from under the car.
    Quote Originally Posted by wantboost View Post
    do u have to remove shifter/center console to change the linkage or can u get to it from under the car?

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    Re: Shifter Bushing(For those of you who are clueless like I was)

    Is this a replacement bushing for the linkage?
    http://www.jcwhitney.com/dorman-univ...?filterid=u0j1

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    Re: Shifter Bushing(For those of you who are clueless like I was)

    "universal" usually means it probably doesnt fit right.

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    Re: Shifter Bushing(For those of you who are clueless like I was)

    True, I guess I'll go with the linkage as a whole. Also, finally going to bring into a local "Cadillac Specialist" soon. Have an idea on how much it will cost to replace the differential support bushing(to rid the thuds)? I'm pretty much going to keep this car for the long haul, so, brakes are needing to be checked as well among other things....if anyone knows a reputable mechanic in North or East Orlando, please let me know!

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    Re: Shifter Bushing(For those of you who are clueless like I was)

    One poster speaks highly of David Maus Chevrolet in Sanford. Watch out for the protesters.

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    Re: Shifter Bushing(For those of you who are clueless like I was)

    Great info above, now I feel that I have a similar issue in my 2005 2.8 V6 when shifting from P->R or D. Is it the shifter bushes or the whole arm on 2005 2.8 V6? As asked above, changing the arm or shifter bushes, are they DIY-able or do I have to take it to garage (and get ripped-off)?

    2- Another issue (may be related or not) when I am driving in D and take the foot off the accelerator, and while my car is slowing down (the speed drops between 20-50mph), and I press the accelerator again, and I feel a slight jerk. The jerk is not the metal on metal noise but it feels like if I have kept some heavy object in the car upright and due to acceleration, that object falls on its side). Do you think it is related to #1 on my car and has anyone experienced it and/or gotten it resolved?

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    Re: Shifter Bushing(For those of you who are clueless like I was)

    Muhammed, you can replace the bushing but the exhaust must be dropped to gain access.

    You describe the "clunk" that is so common. The differential carrier bushing, and the driveshaft couplers each can cause this clunk. Very common and not an urgent repair.
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    Re: Shifter Bushing(For those of you who are clueless like I was)

    Dear X-RR, Dropping exhaust would require more man-power and tools, so DIY is out of question.

    your description regarding "Clunk" is answer to my point #2?

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    Re: Shifter Bushing(For those of you who are clueless like I was)

    i havent changed my linkage but it seems simple from under neath when i was down there changing tranny fluid in the diagram in post #8 the short end of the linkage bolts to trans one nut little space to remove the other skinny end you can see where it connects even harder to get to shouldnt have to remove anything ??

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    Re: Shifter Bushing(For those of you who are clueless like I was)

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammad View Post
    Dear X-RR, your description regarding "Clunk" is answer to my point #2?
    Yes, the clunk is very common and indicates that the rubber pieces are deteriorating and nearing the end of their life. The rubber coupling disks are held in place by six nuts and bolts. When they loosen, they clunk. When the rubber disintegrates, they clunk. The carrier bushing also wears and produces a clunk. It will clunk for many miles before failing, but it is the beginning of the end. Tightening the nuts and bolts holding the couplers could be all that is required to stop an early clunk. "Clunk" for the sound that it makes, onomatopoeai.

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    Re: Shifter Bushing(For those of you who are clueless like I was)

    Yeppers. It's only a 15-30 minute DIY job from underneath with only the front-end on ramps.

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    Re: Shifter Bushing(For those of you who are clueless like I was)

    Just an FYI with the loose / noisy shift linkage guys - My CTS was on a slight hill (pointing down the hill) in PARK with the key out of the ignition. I was getting something out of the ash tray and ever so slightly bumped the shifter and it slipped out of park and started rolling down the hill!! WHA?!?!?!!? It popped back into park after a bit with a nice grinding noise (because I was rolling). I've been using the parking break a lot lately. I think I need to get under there and fix this. I replaced the linkage bushing so it must be the front bushing (#5).

    DON'T LET YOUR CADI ROLL DOWN A HILL!!! IF YOUR LINKAGE IS LOOSE YOU MIGHT WANT TO USE YOUR PARKING BREAK ON HILLS!!!

    If you want to test this just pull back slightly on your shifter when the key is out and the car is in park. Mine starts rolling - careful though it'll slam back into park when you let go (not a nice thing). I'm sure this does wonders for the tranny.

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    Re: Shifter Bushing(For those of you who are clueless like I was)

    Using the parking break on hills is a good idea even if your car is in perfect condition.
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