: Transmission Woes



RGaret
07-17-13, 08:06 AM
Two days ago, I noticed that when driving in sport mode that the transmission was slipping when attempting to move from a dead stop. It would do this a few times until everything got nice and warm. It didn't do this in regular mode, probably because the transmission is in second gear in regular mode. Reverse did the same thing. Engine reved and then bang into gear. Any thoughts on this? Brought it to my usual dealer who told me to come back in 14 days which was their earliest appointment. I found that unacceptable so I called every dealer on Long Island until I found one who took the car right away and gave me a loaner. I only have 7k miles on the clock.

spearfish25
07-17-13, 09:45 AM
Sounds like you'll get a new one.

RGaret
07-17-13, 10:03 AM
Sounds like you'll get a new one.

I sure hope it's not that bad. But what can you do, its a machine and they do break once in a while. My folks had a Lexus RX with 20k miles that needed a new transmission. This is why I only lease these things. Who wants to own a car with these types of problems.

tinman
07-17-13, 02:18 PM
Different trans, but my regular CTS automatic has failed three times within the last 60 days.

RGaret
07-17-13, 02:51 PM
Different trans, but my regular CTS automatic has failed three times within the last 60 days.

Wouldn't that means it's time for a lemon law buy back?

neuronbob
07-17-13, 04:28 PM
Wouldn't that means it's time for tinman to finally buy a CTS-V wagon?

Fixed. :D

stabie
07-17-13, 07:33 PM
A long time ago I had a tbird supercoupe that did something similar. A fluid change fixed the problem. The good thing about the problem is its not intermittent, so it should be easy to determine the problem and fix.

Trapspeed
07-17-13, 09:42 PM
A long time ago I had a tbird supercoupe that did something similar. A fluid change fixed the problem. The good thing about the problem is its not intermittent, so it should be easy to determine the problem and fix.

Supercoupe. Now there was a cool car when it hit the market! My dad drooled over every one he saw.

tinman
07-18-13, 09:29 AM
Wouldn't that means it's time for a lemon law buy back?

Too late. Story of my life.

And, yes, it's half past the hour for me to buy a V wagon...with a manual.

RGaret
07-18-13, 05:47 PM
The dealership just called me with an update on my car. They checked the fluid, and it was fine. They updated the transmission control module with the latest software. Problem still exists. They told me they called GM and were told to perform an additional test and it may be something called a sprag. To replace that, they need to drop the transmission. Assuming this does resolve the problem, I really think I am done with this car. It's a lease and I can try to break it. I don't want to go through this again in a few months.

Cadillac Cust Svc
07-18-13, 10:08 PM
The dealership just called me with an update on my car. They checked the fluid, and it was fine. They updated the transmission control module with the latest software. Problem still exists. They told me they called GM and were told to perform an additional test and it may be something called a sprag. To replace that, they need to drop the transmission. Assuming this does resolve the problem, I really think I am done with this car. It's a lease and I can try to break it. I don't want to go through this again in a few months.
Hello RGaret,

I apologize that the dealership wasn’t able to fix the problem regarding your transmission. Do you have an open case with our Customer Care team? If you do, could you send me your VIN and case number via private message? If you do not, could you provide me with your name, contact info, VIN, mileage, and dealership you are working with so I can look into this situation for you? Thank you very much for your time. I hope to hear from you soon.

Gregory W.
Cadillac Customer Care

RGaret
07-18-13, 10:30 PM
Hello RGaret,

I apologize that the dealership wasn’t able to fix the problem regarding your transmission. Do you have an open case with our Customer Care team? If you do, could you send me your VIN and case number via private message? If you do not, could you provide me with your name, contact info, VIN, mileage, and dealership you are working with so I can look into this situation for you? Thank you very much for your time. I hope to hear from you soon.

Gregory W.
Cadillac Customer Care

Greg,

The dealership has been great so far. Keeping me informed and doing everything they can to resolve my problem. My frustration is related to the following:

1. This car has only 7,100 miles on it, and is a year and 3 months old
2. It now needs some very complex and difficult repairs to a major component. It's not as if the radio isn't working or my NAV quit. We're talking about the transmission!
3. I am sure the dealer will get it fixed, but for how long will it last? I have lost confidence in the car
4. I am keeping track of the days in the shop. If it reaches 30 I will pursue a lemon law buy back
5. In the meantime I will see what I can do about trading it in or breaking my lease

uptownvinc
07-18-13, 11:10 PM
Two days ago, I noticed that when driving in sport mode that the transmission was slipping when attempting to move from a dead stop. It would do this a few times until everything got nice and warm. It didn't do this in regular mode, probably because the transmission is in second gear in regular mode. Reverse did the same thing. Engine reved and then bang into gear. Any thoughts on this? Brought it to my usual dealer who told me to come back in 14 days which was their earliest appointment. I found that unacceptable so I called every dealer on Long Island until I found one who took the car right away and gave me a loaner. I only have 7k miles on the clock.

How bad is it? Can u explain in more detail? Cuz mine do too, but considered normal due to high torque

Cadillac Cust Svc
07-18-13, 11:31 PM
Greg,

The dealership has been great so far. Keeping me informed and doing everything they can to resolve my problem. My frustration is related to the following:

1. This car has only 7,100 miles on it, and is a year and 3 months old
2. It now needs some very complex and difficult repairs to a major component. It's not as if the radio isn't working or my NAV quit. We're talking about the transmission!
3. I am sure the dealer will get it fixed, but for how long will it last? I have lost confidence in the car
4. I am keeping track of the days in the shop. If it reaches 30 I will pursue a lemon law buy back
5. In the meantime I will see what I can do about trading it in or breaking my lease

Hello RGaret,

I am happy to hear that your dealership has been great throughout the process by keeping you informed as well as trying their hardest to address the issue. I completely understand your frustration with the vehicle because of the concern with a major component. I would like to look into the situation on your behalf. If you could provide me with the information I requested from my previous post in a private message, I would be able to do that. Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to me.

Gregory W.
Cadillac Customer Care

stl_ls1gto
07-18-13, 11:36 PM
Not uncommen for any manufacture really...seems like half the 1-2 year old Audis, BMW, MB cars on eBay are manufacture buyback cars that were fixed and then wholesaled to some used car dealer.

I say, don't worry about it, like you said, its a lease. Burn the tires off whatever CTS or ATS loaner you got in the meantime to feel better. They will hopefully put a new trans in, and your problem will be fixed. Next time, buy the manual. :)

RGaret
07-19-13, 06:04 AM
Hello RGaret,

I am happy to hear that your dealership has been great throughout the process by keeping you informed as well as trying their hardest to address the issue. I completely understand your frustration with the vehicle because of the concern with a major component. I would like to look into the situation on your behalf. If you could provide me with the information I requested from my previous post in a private message, I would be able to do that. Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to me.

Gregory W.
Cadillac Customer Care

Greg,

I sent you my VIN via a PM. Please see if you can help me. I would like GM to do something to resolve this.

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Not uncommen for any manufacture really...seems like half the 1-2 year old Audis, BMW, MB cars on eBay are manufacture buyback cars that were fixed and then wholesaled to some used car dealer.

I say, don't worry about it, like you said, its a lease. Burn the tires off whatever CTS or ATS loaner you got in the meantime to feel better. They will hopefully put a new trans in, and your problem will be fixed. Next time, buy the manual. :)

I am grateful for the loaner, it is a Chevy Malibu by the way and it has better build quality than the CTS, but it's not what I am paying for. Let GM buy my car back, fix it, and sell it on, I am very disappointed. This car is babied, not abused in any way and should not fail at this low mileage.

bbradyc5
07-19-13, 12:33 PM
Happens to the best and worst cars out there....if everyone immediately didn't want a car because of a drivetrain failure, there wouldn't be a car on the planet that would make everyone happy. Let them fix it and you will be fine....there isn't anything special about your car that will want it to keep blowing the trans while nobody else is (unless high hp mods are at play).

tinman
07-19-13, 12:55 PM
Mine (not a V) dropped 3 time within 60 days starting in May. The first two times they did a "repair". Third time they replaced with a GM remanufactured trans. In shop for 30 days out of 42. Good luck. I hope you get someone who knows how to repair a transmission. Claude Nolan Cadillac can't.

RGaret
07-19-13, 01:07 PM
Happens to the best and worst cars out there....if everyone immediately didn't want a car because of a drivetrain failure, there wouldn't be a car on the planet that would make everyone happy. Let them fix it and you will be fine....there isn't anything special about your car that will want it to keep blowing the trans while nobody else is (unless high hp mods are at play).

It's a lease and my #2 reason for leasing is that I don't have to accept the financial risk for diminished value. That is, if the car is in a collision and repaired (which this was not), I don't have to suffer the financial loss as a result. The same thing applies to this situation. Anyone looking up the service history on this car wouldn't want to buy it, but as a lease I can return it with no penalty.

shchow
07-19-13, 01:36 PM
Greg,

The dealership has been great so far. Keeping me informed and doing everything they can to resolve my problem. My frustration is related to the following:

1. This car has only 7,100 miles on it, and is a year and 3 months old
2. It now needs some very complex and difficult repairs to a major component. It's not as if the radio isn't working or my NAV quit. We're talking about the transmission!
...

I would respectfully disagree.
I don't believe your tranny is being opened up.
Typically, if there's any issues, it's much easier to REPLACE the tranny, and it's not that complicated.
If the problem is fixed, you would still get rid of the car?
I would give it a chance...

RGaret
07-19-13, 01:40 PM
I would respectfully disagree.
I don't believe your tranny is being opened up.
Typically, if there's any issues, it's much easier to REPLACE the tranny, and it's not that complicated.
If the problem is fixed, you would still get rid of the car?
I would give it a chance...

Dealer just called. Cadillac or GM tech support, whomever they are speaking to, just told them to drop the transmission pan and inspect the valve body. They are not sure what the problem is. If the transmission were being replaced, then fine. Now they are looking to fix my transmission. Let's see how that works out.

:annoyed:

Cadillac Cust Svc
07-19-13, 05:08 PM
Greg,

I sent you my VIN via a PM. Please see if you can help me. I would like GM to do something to resolve this.[COLOR="Silver"]

Hello RGaret,

Thank you for sending me a PM. I just wanted to let you know that I received it and that I have responded. Please let me know if you have not received it. Thank you very much for your time.

Gregory W.
Cadillac Customer Care

Gman1023
07-19-13, 08:45 PM
I don't know if it's the same problem or not but I've noticed that when I put mine into reverse it wants to lurch right away. I'm used to the typical automatic "roll" but this is much more severe. I really have to stand on the brake to prevent it from moving. I have so far chalked it up to the power/setup of the car. I'll keep an eye out for other signs of trans trouble, but until I see something else I don't see a reason to make a stink over it.

RGaret
07-20-13, 04:59 AM
I don't know if it's the same problem or not but I've noticed that when I put mine into reverse it wants to lurch right away. I'm used to the typical automatic "roll" but this is much more severe. I really have to stand on the brake to prevent it from moving. I have so far chalked it up to the power/setup of the car. I'll keep an eye out for other signs of trans trouble, but until I see something else I don't see a reason to make a stink over it.

My problem was just the opposite, it was slipping instead of lurching. I think yours is fine. If you do bring it to the dealer, make sure you can replicate the issue.

Gman1023
07-20-13, 07:01 PM
Thanks! It has to be cold to do it...like sat overnight cold so I doubt it will replicate it. Unless something changes I'm unconcerned.

RGaret
07-22-13, 05:31 PM
Day 7...car still in the shop... no idea when it will be fixed.

RGaret
07-24-13, 11:31 AM
Day 10

tinman
07-24-13, 11:40 AM
I feel your pain. Trash your loaner. Don't be gentle. What did they give you?

Any update on their diagnosis? What is the problem, besides incompetency? The guy from Claude Nolan Cadillac who worked on my transmission must be on loan to your dealership and is working on yours. God forbid, just kidding. :duck:

RGaret
07-24-13, 03:32 PM
I feel your pain. Trash your loaner. Don't be gentle. What did they give you?

Any update on their diagnosis? What is the problem, besides incompetency? The guy from Claude Nolan Cadillac who worked on my transmission must be on loan to your dealership and is working on yours. God forbid, just kidding. :duck:

Loaner is a Chevy Malibu, which is a better built car than the CTS is. Better quality interior anyway. Everything feels solid. I don't trash any car, just not in my nature. As far as the dealer goes, It isn't their fault. They have to take direction from GM TAC (technical assistance center). The reason for that is the problem isn't diagnosable from the dealers end. TAC directs them on what to do. It's all the back and forth that is taking so long. I commend Paul Conte Cadillac for their assistance. The dealer I bought the car from wouldn't even see me for two weeks. Paul Conte took me the same day.

tinman
07-24-13, 03:41 PM
I couldn't trash mine, either. Not the way I work. I was given a CTS the three times they had mine in for the trans repair. It is a long laborious process just to get things rolling. They have to follow GM protocol as to replace or repair and how far to go with it.

Cadillac Cust Svc
07-24-13, 04:01 PM
Loaner is a Chevy Malibu, which is a better built car than the CTS is. Better quality interior anyway. Everything feels solid. I don't trash any car, just not in my nature. As far as the dealer goes, It isn't their fault. They have to take direction from GM TAC (technical assistance center). The reason for that is the problem isn't diagnosable from the dealers end. TAC directs them on what to do. It's all the back and forth that is taking so long. I commend Paul Conte Cadillac for their assistance. The dealer I bought the car from wouldn't even see me for two weeks. Paul Conte took me the same day.

Hi RGaret,

I am happy that your vehicle was able to be taken into Paul Conte Cadillac. I understand the waiting period for a vehicle to be fixed can be annoying. Thanks for being a great customer and commending the dealership on their assistance for wanting to help you. Please continue to update us on your situation.

Sincerely,

Laura M.
Cadillac Customer Care

RGaret
07-26-13, 05:38 AM
Day 11

RGaret
07-26-13, 07:36 PM
OK. So the dealer dropped my transmission pan, inspected the valve body and found nothing, and replaced the transmission control module. Guess what, none of that worked. Since this is what they were directed to do by GM TAC, I don't blame them at all. If this were not so sad, it would be hysterical.

Cadillac Cust Svc
07-26-13, 08:40 PM
OK. So the dealer dropped my transmission pan, inspected the valve body and found nothing, and replaced the transmission control module. Guess what, none of that worked. Since this is what they were directed to do by GM TAC, I don't blame them at all. If this were not so sad, it would be hysterical.
Hello RGaret,

I apologize that the repair did not fix the issue. I have notified your District Specialist of this. Thank you very much for keeping us updated. Please continue to do so. Thank you very much for your patience regarding this matter. The dealership and your agent are exhausting their resources in trying to address the concern with your vehicle.

Gregory W.
Cadillac Customer Care

RGaret
07-27-13, 01:16 AM
Hello RGaret,

I apologize that the repair did not fix the issue. I have notified your District Specialist of this. Thank you very much for keeping us updated. Please continue to do so. Thank you very much for your patience regarding this matter. The dealership and your agent are exhausting their resources in trying to address the concern with your vehicle.

Gregory W.
Cadillac Customer Care

Greg,

My district specialist is the one who called and gave me the update. He has been great as well. No complaints about him either. The GM TAC is the bottleneck here.

neuronbob
07-27-13, 07:27 AM
So why are they just not replacing the transmission instead of making you wait through all these piecemeal repairs? You obviously got a bad one, piecemeal repairs are not doing it, and in general these trannies are bulletproof. The next transmission will probably be fine for 100k miles or more.

RGaret
07-27-13, 07:50 AM
So why are they just not replacing the transmission instead of making you wait through all these piecemeal repairs? You obviously got a bad one, piecemeal repairs are not doing it, and in general these trannies are bulletproof. The next transmission will probably be fine for 100k miles or more.

Thank You. I've been telling them this for over a week now. The dealer has no choice but to follow this procedure. Today is day 12 for my car in the shop. 30 days and GM is buying this car back.

tinman
07-27-13, 09:52 AM
This is identical to what I went thru. Give them back the car and move on.

RGaret
07-27-13, 04:27 PM
This is identical to what I went thru. Give them back the car and move on.

I've asked. They won't take it back. At least I can't anyone to agree to that. Any advice for me? My dealer has a 13 on his lot that I would take tomorrow.

tinman
07-27-13, 04:40 PM
Each state is different for lemon laws. I was just over mileage so I knew I was screwed. Finally after the third time they put in a newly rebuilt transmission. I hope you have better results from what I had.

RGaret
07-27-13, 05:45 PM
I am 9 months and 11,000 miles from being over the lemon law requirements for NY. I just hope they come to their senses and fix it before its too late.

1997BlackETC
07-27-13, 06:56 PM
All you can do is keep driving the rental and let them fix your car under warrantee, not much else you can do.

Cadillac Cust Svc
07-27-13, 07:09 PM
Greg,

My district specialist is the one who called and gave me the update. He has been great as well. No complaints about him either. The GM TAC is the bottleneck here.

I’m sorry RGaret, I did not see that that interaction within your file. I will make sure that I let him know of your kind words. I do see that your District Specialist has a call scheduled to the dealership on Monday to see if there has been any updates. Thank you very much for keeping us updated. I hope that they are able to address your concern soon. Please continue to keep us updated. Thank you very much for your time.

Gregory W.
Cadillac Customer Care

RGaret
07-28-13, 06:35 AM
Day 13

Cnair
07-28-13, 08:03 AM
Man, sorry to hear about your troubles. Hope they resolve this soon and replace the tranny. If I may ask, who was the original dealer?

RGaret
07-28-13, 01:22 PM
Man, sorry to hear about your troubles. Hope they resolve this soon and replace the tranny. If I may ask, who was the original dealer?

I sent you PM.

RGaret
07-29-13, 04:18 AM
Day 14

tinman
07-29-13, 12:28 PM
There is absolutely no way it should take this long. No way. You are being mistreated. Is there any explanation being given to you? My (92 year old) mother could do it in two weeks. I know my old Cadillac dealer sent their repairman to fix your transmission!

RGaret
07-29-13, 01:44 PM
There is absolutely no way it should take this long. No way. You are being mistreated. Is there any explanation being given to you? My (92 year old) mother could do it in two weeks. I know my old Cadillac dealer sent their repairman to fix your transmission!

I went to the dealer today, not to complain but to swap out the loaner for another one because the one I had needed tire service. Anyway, I spoke with the District specialist and told him in no uncertain terms, that in 14 more days, I was going to pursue a lemon law buyback action against GM. Either fix the car or take it back. Either one is OK with me. He said they had to follow the GM TAC procedure and that they had not yet approved a new transmission for my car. I took a copy of my work order for documentation purposes. :bomb:

tinman
07-29-13, 01:51 PM
This kind of stuff just boggles my mind. :cookoo:

RGaret
07-29-13, 03:41 PM
I am just grateful that I have the lemon law on my side. If this car was 3 years old I would be screwed.

tinman
07-29-13, 08:09 PM
I am just grateful that I have the lemon law on my side. If this car was 3 years old I would be screwed.
Yep. I know about the getting screwed part. Had my car been "younger" I'd be driving a brand new one. Hang in there. You have my total support.

RGaret
07-29-13, 08:55 PM
Yep. I know about the getting screwed part. Had my car been "younger" I'd be driving a brand new one. Hang in there. You have my total support.

It's a shame really. I wanted to get this car for 3 years before I pulled the trigger. Came from a BMW 535i that had it's share of issues but nothing like this. I had heard that the power train on these cars was "bullet proof", but not mine. Anyway, 14 more days to go.

Trapspeed
07-29-13, 09:55 PM
It's a shame really. I wanted to get this car for 3 years before I pulled the trigger. Came from a BMW 535i that had it's share of issues but nothing like this. I had heard that the power train on these cars was "bullet proof", but not mine. Anyway, 14 more days to go.

See what they find as the culprit before you decide. The components themselves are tough. I hope it's not your tranny but let's see. I feel for you man.

RGaret
07-30-13, 03:16 AM
Day 15

RGaret
07-30-13, 03:23 PM
Dealer just called. They finally got approval to replace the entire transmission. No more trying to figure this out. Hopefully they will have this wrapped up no later than early next week.

tinman
07-30-13, 03:31 PM
It took my dealer three days to put in a new trans. Of course, it took them two months of effing up everything else before that, but you are on the right track.

You're on the clock. :yup:

Cadillac Cust Svc
07-30-13, 04:11 PM
Dealer just called. They finally got approval to replace the entire transmission. No more trying to figure this out. Hopefully they will have this wrapped up no later than early next week.

Hello RGaret,

That is great news to hear. Thank you for being patient through this situation. Let me know once the transmission is replaced!

Sincerely,

Laura M.
Cadillac Customer Care

RGaret
07-30-13, 08:19 PM
Does anyone know how much a new tranny with installation costs. Just wondering how much GM has to spend on my car.

RGaret
07-31-13, 05:41 AM
Day 16

neuronbob
07-31-13, 06:01 AM
Dealer just called. They finally got approval to replace the entire transmission. No more trying to figure this out. Hopefully they will have this wrapped up no later than early next week.

Woot! Great news. BTW, the tranny on ear cars is surprisingly inexpensive, it's a couple thousand if I recall others' posts in the topic correctly.

Like I said, the next transmission ought to be pretty good and you just got the proverbial, and unusual, bad apple.

RGaret
07-31-13, 06:16 AM
Woot! Great news. BTW, the tranny on ear cars is surprisingly inexpensive, it's a couple thousand if I recall others' posts in the topic correctly.

Like I said, the next transmission ought to be pretty good and you just got the proverbial, and unusual, bad apple.

I get that this was an unusual occurrence. It hasn't soured me on the Cadillac brand or GM. I just hope my district specialist can wring some compensation from GM for my trouble.

tinman
07-31-13, 08:47 AM
What I got was a couple of phone calls from GM and an "extended" warranty on my trans - an additional 11,000 miles. Whoopee! GM and its largesse is just totally underwhelming.

RGaret
07-31-13, 09:12 AM
What I got was a couple of phone calls from GM and an "extended" warranty on my trans - an additional 11,000 miles. Whoopee! GM and its largesse is just totally underwhelming.

My car is a lease so I don't need the extended warranty. I already asked for a lease payment. If they don't give it to me, I won't get another one when this car is returned. I believe I have earned it.

tinman
07-31-13, 09:20 AM
They did offer me that option as well. I apologize as I had not remembered that. I own my car, so it was not viable for me. You should easily get that.

RGaret
07-31-13, 10:55 AM
They did offer me that option as well. I apologize as I had not remembered that. I own my car, so it was not viable for me. You should easily get that.

Just sent you a PM. Let me know.

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Dealer is installing a new transmission as I write this. The car should be ready by Friday.

tinman
07-31-13, 12:39 PM
Now it's time to look forward and accentuate the positive. You will have your car back and, believe it or not, you will have to get familiar with her again. It will be a pleasing process after you get her back in your hands.

RGaret
07-31-13, 12:48 PM
I hear you. After driving a car like this for a year one tends to forget how powerful it is until one is relegated to something much less powerful. The Malibu is very nice, but I miss the power of the V.

tinman
07-31-13, 01:00 PM
Think of the fun you'll have "kissing and making up". :D

readyact
07-31-13, 03:38 PM
RGaret I’m glad there has been progress in your saga and I feel for you as I joined the transmission issue club last week, but my experience so far has not been nearly as painful as yours. As I going to the store I turned into the parking lot I got a whiff of a strange smell thinking someone car has issue as I know it’s not my car. So I go in the store not giving much thought to that awful smell. Twenty minutes later I parked the car in the driveway at my house as I am planning to take a spin in my bad ass V and when I looked in the garage baaaaaam a big red/pink spot right there on the floor where my bad ass V is usually parked. I commence to look under the ride and I see drips of fluid coming down the exhaust onto the ground. Trans was not slipping and everything appeared to be fine other than the fast dripping if the car was running. So I take the car to the dealership, thank God I have the GMPP warranty, and they could clearly see the leak, but could not determine the cause. With me always being that lucky trendsetter I was told “We’ve never seen this before” because they could not find the source of the leak. Finally today I ring them up and they said the leak is the result of a bad seal on the yoke and once again “They’ve never seen this before”. There is not any trans damage due to the leak. I was told I should have my ride back on Friday which will mean this entire process took my ride away from me for a full week. I’m not too upset as there is not any real damage to the trans. By the way my loaner is a base model ATS with like 204 horses and no CD player…is it Friday yet?

tinman
07-31-13, 04:03 PM
readyact, I truly hope that you have no issues. No one should have to go through this awful process. "May the force be with you"

pat2t2f
07-31-13, 04:06 PM
Rgaret,

I'm glad your issues are finally being resolved. I bought my V wagon there. I only brought it there twice for minor issues and they were great. It's a shame they have to go through Cadillac and not make decisions on their own.

RGaret
08-01-13, 06:19 AM
I think I may be getting my car back this Friday, August 2nd. Other then the obvious, is there anything I should be looking for to ensure the new tranny is installed correctly?

tinman
08-01-13, 08:20 AM
Just drive it as you normally would. Put her through the paces - shift up through the gears and down. I don't believe there is any "babying" of the transmission, although I drove about a hundred miles before I stomped on it.

After a week or so, take a look underneath where you park and look for spots. Other than that, enjoy her for the reason you bought her.

RGaret
08-02-13, 09:37 AM
Picked up the car this morning.

Drives as it should :D
Shifts as it should :D
Handles as it should :D

Thanks to everyone who supported me during this process.

Time to let this thread die gracefully.

Trapspeed
08-02-13, 09:59 AM
Rock on brother! Enjoy.

pat2t2f
08-02-13, 11:39 AM
I'm glad it all worked out in the end