: Clutch is gone!



TXSilverV
12-12-06, 09:52 AM
I was driving yesterday and downshifted from 4th to 3rd, except one problem! it would not go into gear and the clutch stayed on the floor. I was able to exit off the freeway and call a tow truck. I have 2500 miles left on warranty but had to remove some aftermarket things first. Hope to have it done today so I can call Cadillac to come and pick it up. The rear was singing like a bird anyway so I guess I'll get it fixed as well. Anyone else have this problem with the clutch? My V is an 04!

rand49er
12-12-06, 09:55 AM
There's a TSB on it ... at least I believe it applies. Usually guys were having this happen at redline :eek: , not at lower RPMs.

svassh
12-12-06, 10:28 AM
I was driving yesterday and downshifted from 4th to 3rd, except one problem! it would not go into gear and the clutch stayed on the floor. I was able to exit off the freeway and call a tow truck. I have 2500 miles left on warranty but had to remove some aftermarket things first. Hope to have it done today so I can call Cadillac to come and pick it up. The rear was singing like a bird anyway so I guess I'll get it fixed as well. Anyone else have this problem with the clutch? My V is an 04!

Good luck buddy. With what some of your mods are if you end up getting a new rear and clutch, wow. I can't even get a friggin parking brake adjusted correctly after 3 days in the shop and having to send them instructions on how to do it.

CIWS
12-12-06, 11:53 AM
Definately hand them the TSB and say "Yes this has happened, please fix" My clutch is still good, but I'm at 21K.

kgoch
12-12-06, 12:31 PM
My 04 started to shift hard, so I checked the clutch reservior, and the fluid was empty. I don't know what they did but it has worked fine since and the fluid level has not fallen.

Florian
12-12-06, 02:41 PM
go with a Textralia....better than stock, great holding power for high HP


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The Tony Show
12-12-06, 03:07 PM
I wouldn't hand them the TSB, since it specifically specifies 2005. They'll tell you it doesn't apply, pat you on the toosh and send you home to post a nasty message here.

"My clutch stuck to the floor and I don't feel safe driving the car until it's fixed." will work a whole lot better. If they deny the repair, politely ask to speak to the zone rep because you absolutely don't want to drive the car and put yourself and your family at risk.

Silver Dollar
12-12-06, 03:32 PM
Or, you could try this slightly modified approach:

"My clutch stuck to the floor and I don't feel safe driving the car until it's fixed."

If they deny the repair, politely say,

"OK, I fully understand........ but my lawyer said not to drive it until he has a chance to determin what your dealership is worth so he can sue you when my family DIES IN A HORRIBLE FLAMMING DEATH!

The Tony Show
12-12-06, 04:32 PM
Or, you could try this slightly modified approach:

"My clutch stuck to the floor and I don't feel safe driving the car until it's fixed."

If they deny the repair, politely say,

"OK, I fully understand........ but my lawyer said not to drive it until he has a chance to determin what your dealership is worth so he can sue you when my family DIES IN A HORRIBLE FLAMMING DEATH!

Let us know how that works out for you. :kick:

rand49er
12-12-06, 05:04 PM
Not to digress/threadjack, but Matt's got a new avatar again! Personally, I'm a bit partial to austin's ... it's very seasonal. :histeric:

CIWS
12-12-06, 05:40 PM
Not to digress/threadjack, but Matt's got a new avatar again! Personally, I'm a bit partial to austin's ... it's very seasonal.




http://ciws.net/smiles/hijacked.gif Yeah, thanks to The Smoking Gun.com I have a plethora of pics to use as avatars :D

TXSilverV
12-13-06, 08:12 AM
Thanks for all of the support guys. I will let everyone know what happens. The car has been at the shop for a day and a half and they have not even looked at it yet.

JamesRocco
12-18-06, 11:08 AM
Goodluck. Hope everything is covered.