Car Information:
Cadillac
Year: 1976
Engine Size: 500
Trans: Automatic

Issue/Question: When driving the car from a stopped position it does not want to shift gears properly. You have to really wind it up and then it really slams into the next gear. Some one said it is the kick down linkage is stuck or lose. What do you say and is this something that the average person can fix or can you tell me when to bring the car to you. Also the car is sometimes hard to start, acting as though the battery is almost dead.

Answer:
Either as vacuum leak or bad modulator valve causing the late shift, and either a stuck vacuum advance or timing misadjusted most likely causing the starter drag.

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