Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 2007-2014 Discussion, is your Transmission quirky?? in Cadillac Escalade Forums; I know this sounds like an odd question but I don't know how better summarize it. It doesn't feel wrong ...
I know this sounds like an odd question but I don't know how better summarize it. It doesn't feel wrong it just feels odd.
Strong pedal acceleration and it shifts fine. Smooth and predictable.
On light driving, each time it shifts it lets off power and then picks up. Almost like massive Tq management. 2nd and 3rd shifts seem to be the worst about this.
Another thing, driving highway speeds, 75mph or so, going to pass someone, thing drops 2-3 gears to get going. No hills or anything odd, seems the more aggressive I am with the pedal the quicker it responds and goes but if I'm gentle(mpg) it feels like a slug.
I'm wondering if this is all centered around an overly aggressive Tq management system or this is just normal.
Sure seems hard to drive smoothly in traffic with it backing off each shift in the lower gears.
Thats exactly what I feel with my truck and I just took it in for this and the dealer said it was alright no problems. It's frustrating when I'm in traffic and this happens. I've read and heard about alot of people with this problem. I'm gonna go to another dealer and see what happens in a couple weeks.
I don't have the flare issue but I hated the TM and the shift strategy from the factory so I had Blackbear tune my truck and it's still not perfect but worlds better. I'm not afraid to pull out in traffic anymore which is a shame for a 400hp truck to have ever felt that way.
Thanks for the info on the TSB. My Escalade is at the dealer right now. I told them about the hard 2-3 shift and the TSB. They're going to see if they can duplicate it. I hope they can or else I imagine they'll tell me there's nothing they can do.
Update on mine. Tech finally verified the hard shift. I took it in today. Last night I was getting the hard shift every time when I just barely touched the pedal. Shifts smooth when I hot rod on it. Good news- they're either rebuilding or replacing my transmission. Bad news- no Escalade until at least Thursday. Again.