Cadillac Owners Forum banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
51 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hey All,
Here's the truncated low down...
Got in car on Sunday morn, started up, check engine light immediately came on.
-Put car in reverse to back out of driveway and the thing bumped into gear.
-Drove up the road less than .5 mi and 1-2 gear shift every time was a loud bump that shook the car.
-Turned around put car in park in driveway, put in reverse again to test and was fine. I drove it to work about 6 miles and it was shifting fine.
-Got out of work to drive across town to other job-Again harsh bump when shifting out of park and 1-2 gear shifts bumped the entire time.
-Turned off car after 6 mile drive of bumping, went into work, came out started car 5 min later and it was shifting fine again.
-After work again about 9 hours later I started the car and it did the same harsh shifting etc. The engine fault code was set.

Ok...Now, I took it to my mechanic and they did a computer analysis on the car and it apparently is the 1-2 gear shift solenoid. Is this probably the cause? AND did I do any more damage driving it around with the bumps? I really would appreciate ANY help Thanks All!!

--J
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
7,971 Posts
That is indeed the cause. The shift solenoids aren't too hard to replace in a 4T80e but I've never worked on a 4L60e. Got a factory service manual?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,534 Posts
I have one for a 94 at home, I can check if you don't have one. Anyone have a 96? Were there any differences?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
51 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Thanks for the fast info!
Yeah, I did purchase a service manual sometime back. I let the mechanic borrow it who is doing the work!! :) Man, I flipped out when I put that thing in gear!! Does anyone think I did damage driving it around with the harsh shifting? I really took it slow until it shifted from 1st to 2nd, but the feeling in the car was terrible. This car normally drives around like you're sittin in a Lay-Z-Boy recliner!!! Again, thanks All!

--J
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
About this Discussion
3 Replies
3 Participants
BlackLac96
Top