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I have a 1997 Cadillac Catera that is having shifting problems. It slips between first and second gear when I accelerate hard. The light on the dash has come on. It also chatters when in first and second gear and occassionally engages very hard. Fluid level appears to be fine. It seems to only have problems in low gear. Can you help?

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  • jeeepin Apr 19, 2009

    Thanks Tim. The fluid shells burnt and was a little dark.I was wondering if the tcm would not allow the correct fluid pressure.I assume it controls the valve body. It seems to act like its low on fluid or bad pump.has anybody had simaler problums whith there 97 catera Thanks Steve

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

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It may help to change the transmission fluid and the filter. I'd definitely baby the tranny until you can figure out the problem.

Smell the transmission fluid for burnt smell and discoloration, it is a sign of trouble.

You may want to start shopping around for transmission shops.

Good luck!

Tim


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