Question about 1990 Cadillac Brougham

Open Question

90 Cadillac Brougham wont shift into 3rd gear

I have a 1990 Cadillac Brougham that has recently started giving me some problems. I have researched the web for a resolution with no luck. The other morning I was heading to work when I noticed it wouldn't shift into 3rd gear. Car goes into first gear fine, second gear fine but when time to slip into 3rd it revs up and loses power. I was told to disconnect the battery for 10 seconds to reset something BC it's digital. NO LUCK! I checked the trans fluid and was a pint low so I refilled and let it sit a while. Still wont shift into 3rd gear. HELP!!!!!!

Posted by on

  •  Jaclyn Graham
    Jaclyn Graham Dec 04, 2012

    So I drove it today and got it to go into 3rd gear but it had some hesitation. So cranked the car let it warm up for a lil bit put car in drive....Went from1st to 2nd normally then revs up when suppose to go into 3rd so I let off the gas for 4 seconds and tanny went into 3rd. BUT now it wouldn't go into 4th. WHAT IS GOING ON??? Fluid full and new!



6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 81 Answers

SOURCE: E49 code on cadillac deville 1990


(Quote) I looked up code E49 and there is no such code.

The above quote is from my colleague named “txkjun”. With all due respect to him and his “Guru” status he is wrong. The code “E49” does exist, and it is an “AIR management system error".

At this time I would like to apologize for typing a word that didn’t belong in my response.

You see, when I said the code “E-49” “DOES NOT” exist I was responding to the answer that: “Txkjun” gave you.

I meant to say that the code “DOES” exist, but I simply typed in the word “NOT” by accident.

I'll get back to you with repair procedures in a few hours.

Thank You.

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

  • 190 Answers

SOURCE: 1993 Cadillac Deville. Tranny slip

When was the last time you replaced the filter and fluid on it. Most tranny problems are due to dirty filters and burnt traany oil

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

  • 467 Answers

SOURCE: I have a 1997 Cadillac Catera that is having

tims righht change the fluids and filter. this is an expensive car

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

  • 20 Answers

SOURCE: 1983 cadillac fleetwood brougham 4.1 liter battery not charging

check the alternator fuse that can be a fuse link by the battery pole,check alternator voltage on the alternator red wire or connector,it should the same as on the battery ,check ground wires for loose intermitent contact

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

  • 202 Answers

SOURCE: 90' Cadillac brougham digital dash going haywire then engine dies no restart.

big draw on battery ,,, get second check on alternator ,,,, then use ammmeter to see whats taking all the power from system

Posted on Feb 15, 2012

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

1990 Ford Bronco II manual transmission extremely hard to shift will not go into reverse

90 Ford Bronco II: You have to put it in whichever gear you want it in before you start it or it wont shift at all. Then once you are going its extremely hard to shift into the other gears. Reverse is the only gear that sounds like its grinding.

Aug 16, 2013 | 1990 Ford Bronco II

1 Answer

90' Cadillac brougham digital dash going haywire then engine dies no restart.

big draw on battery ,,, get second check on alternator ,,,, then use ammmeter to see whats taking all the power from system

Feb 14, 2012 | 1990 Cadillac Brougham

1 Answer

Transmission won't shift into 3rd and 4th gear 90 toronado

If you can't fix this problem by adjusting the cable or the gear selector switch on top of the transaxle, then it's most likely an internal malfunction. You'll have to take it to a professional to have it diagnosed.

Aug 22, 2010 | 1990 Oldsmobile Toronado

1 Answer

Stalling Issues

Was the TPS adjusted to 1.5 volts or checked for that voltage reading beforehand?

May 28, 2009 | 1990 Cadillac Brougham

1 Answer


Check for a loose or cracked vacuum hose that activates the dampers to move air up to the windshield.

Jan 12, 2009 | 1990 Cadillac Brougham

1 Answer

1990 Toyota 4runner wont go into 5th or reverse

They had a problem with this plastic washer that is in the shifter tower it sits just under the shifter it self and gets worn out and causes this to happen- hope that helps.

Nov 03, 2008 | 1990 Toyota 4Runner

Not finding what you are looking for?
1990 Cadillac Brougham Logo

Related Topics:

98 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cadillac Experts


Level 3 Expert

80637 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Cadillac Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides