: Check this for shifting problems...

06-08-06, 08:36 PM
Seeing all of the cars with shifting issues I thought I would chime in with how we solved mine.

I had an early 2004 GTO, it had shifter problems, rough into gear and reverse was a pain to find. It ended up that some early cars had the wrong torque setings on the pressure plate bolts.

Now to my CTS-V, a few weeks ago, it was like the same thing as the GTO, hard to find gears, reverse was not easy to find...dealer and I take the shifter cover apart, what we find was a linkage bushing has cracked...we end up replacing the shifter tower right before I left to drive at AutoBahn.

Solved all my shifting problems, might check it for yours.

06-10-06, 01:17 AM
The shifter bushings in this car are major crap... Buy the Aftermarket ones from Lindsay Cadillac (e-mail james) and have them put in... It makes shifitng much better.. Not expensive either.

I have looked under lots of Vs and see that issue on Most of them.


06-11-06, 12:54 PM
Does installing the UUC Shifter cure this too?