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'97 Cadillac, hard to shift

There are times when I hardly have the strength to shift my car. This usually happens when it's cold outside. Is the shift linkage a cable or mechanical?

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SOURCE: gear shifter

It sounds like you might need some transmission fluid or you might need a transmission fluid change. In the worst case senario you will need a code reader to ***** the situation. Also was this car from America or was it from Europe because there is a difference in transmission capabilities.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Where is the shift selinod located at. how hard

remove the transmission pan they are bolted to the valve body inside the pan.

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: 1992 Cadillac Deville won't shift out of park


Have your mechanic adjust the interlock between the trans and the brake. In doing so you will also adjust the brake light switch which should cure your battery drain problem.
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Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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SOURCE: 1995 Cadillac ETC has hard shift (all gears work)

yes change fluid. if that dosnt work buy new shift solinoids. and replace them. also check all the wiring from transmission to pcm and from conector to solinoids when u take the pan off. just disconect the solinoids. and use a digital multimeter innva brand put it on continuity and touch wire after wire till it beeps indicating wiring is touching . some will beep because thay are still conected and would have to remove transmission to disconect them. i just had this exact problem on my 94 sls . i replaced solinoid a-b and did a fluid change and checked the conections going to the transmission. and it runns good now

Posted on Mar 26, 2010

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SOURCE: 2003 Cadillac CTS. Shift linkage makes metallic

Just had the same problem. The problem is that the rubber bushing on the transmission linkage deteriorates and falls off. This causes two problems - shifter is loose and a metallic clunking sound is heard when shifting. It's not the shifter inside the car. It's the linkage underneath the car. You have to buy the bushing (if sold by itself) or the linkage kit. The linkage is on the passenger side of the transmission between transmission and right side exhaust pipe. Ensure engine/exhaust is cold prior to trying to access. Regards.

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

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