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    Transmission won't shift out of 3rd when cold???

    Hey folks, finally cooling off down here in Texas. Had our first freeze last night in fact. Last couple weeks when temps dip below 60. I have noticed when I leave in the morning my transmission wont shift out of third for about 4-5 miles. Once the transmission starts to build heat, it shifts just fine. Have a 116k on a '06 STS v6 AWD. I did service the Transmission last spring. And has ran fine until now. I feel that I may have a bad Automatic Transmission Control Solenoid. Anyone have the diagrams on the location of these Solenoids? or any ideas on the problem?

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    Re: Transmission won't shift out of 3rd when cold???

    Quote Originally Posted by fly187 View Post
    Hey folks, finally cooling off down here in Texas. Had our first freeze last night in fact. Last couple weeks when temps dip below 60. I have noticed when I leave in the morning my transmission wont shift out of third for about 4-5 miles. Once the transmission starts to build heat, it shifts just fine. Have a 116k on a '06 STS v6 AWD. I did service the Transmission last spring. And has ran fine until now. I feel that I may have a bad Automatic Transmission Control Solenoid. Anyone have the diagrams on the location of these Solenoids? or any ideas on the problem?
    Hello fly187,

    I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing this concern with your CTS’ transmission not shifting out of 3rd gear when it is cold out. Are you planning on taking your CTS into the dealership to have them look into this concern? If so, I would be more than happy to set you up an appointment and assist you in working with the dealership. Please feel free to private message me if you would like any assistance working with them.

    Gregory W.
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    Re: Transmission won't shift out of 3rd when cold???

    Yeah man sorry about your cts and it's cts transmission. Do you cee what I'm caying?

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    Re: Transmission won't shift out of 3rd when cold???

    dont you hate when people call your sts a cts. see why they kept the name and killed ours but damn it man i bought a sts

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    Re: Transmission won't shift out of 3rd when cold???

    I actually don't mind "STS"

    If they don't go with a real name for the full size s class equivalent flagship sedan, I'd love to see it named STS. LTS or whatever name they reserved rights to sounds dumb.

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    Re: Transmission won't shift out of 3rd when cold???

    Dang it man, saw I had 4 responses and was hoping to find out some info. Then I see it started a discussion about calling a STS a cts. haha. STS sounds so much better than the cts. Plus STS looks a lot better than than cts/

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