my 2001 slips into the sports mode gear after i start driving. Whats the problem?

hardhead
0

Asked by Apr 14, 2013 at 09:31 AM about the 2001 Cadillac Catera 4 Dr STD Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my sports mode gear kicks in after i drive off on its own. What the problem?

4 Answers

Do you have a lead foot and a habit of hard acceleration? If so there may be no problem...I did a bit of reading on the Catera, and when you take off hard it goes in to Sport Mode automatically and does not shift until almost at the 'red line' for quick acceleration. Now, if I am off base here and you do not do that, there are some people I found on Cadillac forums that had that trouble and it turned out to be the shift solenoid.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
tenspeed
85,955

I think you're on the right track David. The Catera has an adaptive transmission with three modes - normal, sport, and winter.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

That, TS, is what I discovered... 'winter' will start you off in 2nd gear. Sport as I described, I watched a video and it runs it ALL the way to 7,000rpm red line then shifts REALLY hard.. then normal is, well, normal. Easy soft shift at about 3k rpm but floor it and it will go in to Sport whether you like it or not, kinda like a kickdown

Suzi Catalano
80

This may be stupid, but... Ya know the button for the sport feature is on top of the shifter right? My hubby and his big man hands would always end up in sports mode, because he had big man hands in my car.

Best Answer

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • S light on Dashboard panel surrounded by circle/gear shape & other questions 3 answers

    Hi, I just bought a 2001 Catera sport 135,000 last week. Today I had to call triple AA to start the battery which was new in May. The AAA man indicated that he was concerned about a possible fuel pump...

    2001 Cadillac Catera 4 Dr STD Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Transmission problem 1 answer

    Could use some advice from you guys on my 1998 Catera. Last week while taking a 45 min drive I noticed the transmission was shifting a little erratically and it seemed to be switching randomly betwee...

    1998 Cadillac Catera 4 Dr STD Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • would like to know how to disconnect the on star sustem because after reaDING ALL THE ABOVE I AM 99 % SURE THAT IT IS MY PROBLEM 1 answer

    BRAND NEW BATTERIES ARE BEING DRAINED AFTER APPROX 2 TO 4 WEEKS ...CAR HAS NOT BEEN DRIVEN ON BRAND NEW BATTERY. GO TO START IT AND ITS TOTALLY DEAD. EVERYTHING ELECTRIC IS TURNED OFF.

    2001 Cadillac Catera 4 Dr STD Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • car doesnt move on drive until u floor it, why? 2 answers

    the car doesnt move on drive until u hit a certain amount of rpms....then the "s" somes out and the car drives, but when i break it takes long to take off..

    1999 Cadillac Catera

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Shifting problems 1 answer

    I have a 2001 Cadillac Deville when I put it into gear my car does not shift into any gear . The shifter shifts into all gears but transmission isn't catching gears . I just changed the tcc because...

    2001 Cadillac DeVille Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Catera

Looking for a Used Catera in your area?

CarGurus has 71 nationwide Catera listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Cadillac Catera Questions

Cadillac Catera Experts

#1 Diamond009
Diamond009
Reputation 280
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 180
#3 rldcateraofohio
rldcateraofohio
Reputation 170
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat"
233 Great Deals out of 20,784 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Taurus"
338 Great Deals out of 19,741 listings starting at $990
Used Cadillac DeVille"
2,326 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Impala"
901 Great Deals out of 31,735 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Mustang"
709 Great Deals out of 41,819 listings starting at $1,500
Used Lincoln LS"
5 Great Deals out of 801 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic"
890 Great Deals out of 53,658 listings starting at $995
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee"
1,148 Great Deals out of 73,828 listings starting at $999