Ed Hall Posted January 24, 2004 Report Share Posted January 24, 2004 I'm thinking about buying a Cadillac Allante that has a bad transmission. I haven't seen it yet but the owner says that he recently had it rebuilt but it failed. He says that it doesn't shift into any gears. I did some research on this transmission and found that it is electronic and uses solenoids for shifting which I found surprising for a car this age. What is the chance that the problem could be a failed solenoid. Would a 1990+ electronic transmission from a seville/eldorado fit into this car. It would be nice to get a little better idea what I'm getting into before I buy this car. Here's an article I found about the tranny: When the Cadillac Allante was introduced, the 440 would not handle the torque of the V-8, so a special version known as the F-7 was developed. It included special sprockets, heavy duty final drive, special fourth clutch, electronic controls, etc. A rare but solid transmission if you can find one. ------------------ The 4.1L engine put out 170 hp which is less than the 4.9L found in the 91,92 seville/eldorado so maybe a transmission out of one of these would work. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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