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Cadillac CTS, Cadillac CTS-V, Transmission, Sedan
#16 of 182 Re: Question for CTS Owners.. [midgey1]
Oct 21, 2006 (2:12 am)
I have a 2003 CTS that makes the same noise. I never even addressed that problem to anyone because the car has been a piece of crap and headache since day one. It has been in service more than anything and everytime I get one thing fixed the idiots cause another problem. I get the same reply from all of them when I explain the newly developed problem.."well nothing we did would have caused that"! The motor blew in it with only 13k miles on it that was 6 months after I purchased it. Cadillac put a new motor in but the car still continues to have various problems. I have had crappy service from every Cadillac service dept and I am about to drive the car through one of the dealership showrooms. I shoud have done the lemon law deal but did not pursue it and now it's too late. The car is only 3 years old and I feel like I have owned it for 10 years and my service records look like service records on a 10 year old vehicle. Hope nobody else has experienced as much crap as I have.
#17 of 182 2003 CTS torque converter???
Oct 26, 2006 (12:57 pm)
I took my '03 to dealer (not Cadillac) to see what would be causing my car to start "shimmying and shaking" around 55-60mph. It feels like the car needs to , as my husband says, have the cobs blown out of it. Well, after 1 1/2 hrs. of test driving and diagnostic this and that, the diagnosis is that it needs a new torque converter to/for the transmission.....a $2500 parts/labor job. Of course, the transmission is 2 months out of its warranty. I'm wondering if there's something else that could be the problem. Any advice? The car has 44,300 miles and has never been mechanically troublesome, until now. Thanks, Teach76
#18 of 182 Re: 2003 CTS torque converter??? [teach76]
Oct 28, 2006 (8:31 am)
It's Teach76 answering my own query. Our dealership is doing all the torque converter repairs on my '03 CTS at no charge whatsoever to me. Wow! I guess it does pay to be a loyal customer of the same dealership for 20+ years! I am pleased as punch! Teach76
#19 of 182 Re: 2005 cts - transmission [ncpaperboy]
Dec 09, 2006 (8:10 am)
I have a 2005 cts with 43,000. I love the car, but I have noticed the transmission shifting down hard at very low speeds (like when driving through a neighborhood looking for an address). After traveling to NC, I noticed a problem with it shifting into and staying in the overdrive or highest gear which would cause a shuddering at about 45 mph and 1,500 -1,900 rpm. Or it would shift down and not drop back into overdrive at 50 mph and above. I brought it to the shop and they re-programed the chips involved (they told me these were standard adjustments that they were making to all cts when they got them in there) It shifts down better now, but the shuddering at 45 mph still occurs on slight inclines on winding roadways. It makes me nervous as the car is approaching 50k, And I do not want to buy the $2,500 extension to the warranty. I know the engine in this car is a great engine, that is why I bought it, but I never expected poor transmission designs from GM, that has been a surprise. Have you received any responsed from other cts owners with similiar problems? I would be interested to hear what you have learned.
#20 of 182 Re: 2005 cts - transmission [dewin]
Jan 17, 2007 (7:26 pm)
Try a web search for a product called "Dr Tranny". It is a product especially designed for transmission "shudder" which sounds like what you are experiencing. I tried it in my car and it INSTANTLY fixed the problem. Prior to this, I had the torque converter replaced under warranty and when the problem resurfaced (out of warranty), the dealership said it was a different problem. I took it to several shops and all said I would have to replace the torque converter.
I found out about the product from my nephew who works at a transmission shop. The shop's policy is to add the product to every transmission they rebuild. The product is inexpensive, $5 -$10 once you factor in shipping, and won't affect warranties. And no, I don't have stock in the company; I'm just a very satisfied customer.
#21 of 182 CTS TRANS PROBLEMS
Feb 22, 2007 (4:49 pm)
Hi all. I had a 2003 CTS (automatic) and had the bucking, jerking from the trans at 53,000 miles. I had many other problems with my CTS prior to the Tranny problem such as rear-end whine, anti-lock brake problem, CD player jamming and speaker problems. CD player had to be replaced twice. I traded my CTS upon the tranny problem for an Acura TL (not one problem in 75,000 miles). What upset me was my CTS was the most fun car to drive that I have ever owned and I hated to part with it, but all the problems beat me down. I am very interested in the 08 CTS and with the 100,000 warranty on the drive train could bring me back to the CTS. I hope GM has made improvements in their quality.
#23 of 182 problems with my cts
Mar 08, 2007 (11:31 pm)
i am french and i have a cad cts 03'(excuse my bad english)
i have problems with it and i need your opinion..
when i am about 1500rpm and i let the car go 1000rpm ..the car is shaking(?) and i have the feeling is going to stop until the transmission move to the fourth speed..is it a problem of torque converter?
i have an other problem with my front brakes.i changed the rotors brakes and brakes pads but it always noisy..it is really unpleasant to brake and i must put the radio up not to hear it!! can someone help me..??thanks for replying to a desesperate french guy...
#24 of 182 Re: CTS TRANS PROBLEMS [golfnut5]
Sep 03, 2007 (3:41 pm)
I have a 2003 CTS with 65,000 miles. I was initially very pleased with the car...until I had a problem. The car always hesitated when shifting from reverse to drive. Two weeks ago, the car would not move in reverse. I had to be pushed out of a parking space by three people. I took it to the dealer Curry Cadillac in NY. They told me that they could not recreate my complaint. So they drove it around the parking lot and let the car sit for 3 days. They did nothing. All of a sudden the car must have fixed itself. I know the transmission is on the verge of a breakdown. But, the Cadillac dealer didn't want to acknowledge a problem nor did the corporate office. When I called they refused to put a supervisor on the phone. It appears Cadillac doesn't stand by its cars, warranty or service. Has anyone else experienced this...because I'm going to tell everyone in my church, job and sorority to bypass Cadillac.