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Thread: Does anyone else's 03' CTS have a hard shift into 4th gear??

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    Does anyone else's 03' CTS have a hard shift into 4th gear??

    I noticed this long ago, but Cadillac(of course) told me it was normal.
    Now this only happend when I'm accelerating at a decent pace. When I drive like a granny, the shift is smooth. When I hammer it, the shift is smooth. But, somewhere in the middle, the RPM's really drop hard as it shifts into 4th at around 40MPH. Is this indeed normal??? Thanks in advance. I need an answer as my warranty is about to expire.... :disappoin

    Last edited by sensorium; 12-08-04 at 11:18 PM.

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    Re: Does anyone else's 03' CTS have a hard shift into 4th gear??

    I have an '04 5 speed Stick with about 10K miles. Mine doesn't have that problem. Easy to shift into fourth driving normal, easy, or aggressive. As long as I use the clutch anyway!

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    Re: Does anyone else's 03' CTS have a hard shift into 4th gear??

    my '03 has 40,000 miles and it shifts great. the best shifting car that i have ever driven. 4th has never shown any problems......knock on wood

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    Re: Does anyone else's 03' CTS have a hard shift into 4th gear??

    no problems here

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    Re: Does anyone else's 03' CTS have a hard shift into 4th gear??

    I think Sensorium has an automatic.

    I can't comment about the CTS. I can tell you that as a general auto tranny rule in cars, if your medium-throttle shifts feel bad, it could be the vacuum modulator in the tranny. Have had that happen on my Olds. The CTS' might be all electronic in this sense, hopefully someone else who knows this tranny will chime in.


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