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Transmission shifting problems

I have a 1998 cadillac catera the transmission starts off very slow before it shifts into second gear

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  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    i have the same problem , hard shifting

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    In drive the car starts off extremely slow like its in a higher gear until it shifts then it drives just fine. If I put it in first and manually shift up to D then it drives along just fine.

  • tboogie7 Mar 28, 2009

    i have the same problem when i bought it it took off with an almost unnoticable slow start then it progress to a slow take off. someone told not to down shift it to 2nd. my gear shifter won't even move to first? someone please help?

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    transmission not working?

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You need to have it checked out by a mechanic as soon as possible, I drive a 2000 cadillac catera and it began to have the same problems about 4 months ago but last month my sport mode button began to blink which means a transmission problem. So when i had it looked at they said my 3rd gear was almost completely burnt out and it cost $2,000 to fix. The cause was a broken piece of the transmission was failing and it had to be completely rebuilt. Good luck!!

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Would start by checking tranny fluid. Let run 10-20 mins. And then check while hot. If low top off. Do not overfill. If that not problem could be serious tranny probs. Lemme know if this helped

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The Catera transmission is designed to extend the first gear period, especially in cold weather, in order to heat the transmission fluid as quickly as possible. This is by design and not a fault. It is prudent to flush the transmission every 50,000 miles, and do a flush and filter change every 100,000 miles.

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I drive a 1998 catera and mine does take off in drive i had it tested and they said the shift solenoid and mtc were messed up replaced them both and still doing the samething does anything know wat else i can do the light on the dash is still lite its like a ! wit a circle around it

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