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1st to 2nd gear, smooth shifting???

Hi Guys,

Iím having a tough time shifting smoothly from 1st to 2nd gear.
I shift at between 2500 and 3000 RPM.

I may be letting the clutch out a bit to fast but I was wondering if anyone else is having the same issue??

T.M.
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Angry Shifting Issue

My Guess is the "skip shift" feature is hindering you. Take a look at the owners manual and it will explain what that is, and how it works. I've already had mine eliminated and it makes a world of difference.
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CAGS is one thing. I have the same problem you are reporting if indeed you already got rid of CAGS. I took it to the dealer a few times and they have not been able to figure it out. They say it is normal. I say BS.
Few things to look at:
1. Is your clutch resevior full of fluid
2. Does it happen when you pump your clutch?

My believe is something is wrong with the clutch loosing pressure (or fluid) or air getting into the system. This is causing the hydraulic clutch to not disenguage fully and that is causing the feeling that we are having.

Do you have problems getting into gear at traffic lights when you take your foot off the clutch?

My car is going into the dealer in a few weeks again for this issue a few other small ones?

If you get an answer from your dealer, please E-mail me. Send me an e-mail and I will keep you updated as well: [email protected]

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I dont have this issue... while skipshift is annoying, the tranny is smooth as glass at all other times.

I'd definetly get it looked at.



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Is anyone noticing an increase in the noise level in the rear end? I have a 04 CTS V with 16000 miles. I just had installed the BMR Torsion Bar kit. Nervous about the howl. Thanks Jay
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shifting into 2nd at 2000 RPM

Hi Guys,

I have tried to shift into 2nd at 2000 RPM and this does help alot with being much smoother. I am new to manual trans so Thanks for your help on this.

I did install the CASG Elim. about 2 weeks ago...It also helped me alot with being smoother.

T.M.
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Jay, I had a "howling" from my rear-end also.....gosh that sounds freaky--------anyway, my right rear wheel bearing was bad. They changed it and it is gone now. Best way to test for that is find a quiet road.....go 30-40 MPH and let the car coast in neutral, turn sharply and quickly left then right then back and forth. If there is a bad bearing, you'll hear more noise on the side which is bad. Good Luck
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