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  • felipe
    felipe - 2002 Saturn SC2 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/6/2012
    Delay engaement in reverse
    when is hot
    0 answer
  • proway
    proway - 2003 Saturn L200 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/4/2012
    On my Saturn 2003 L200; I have lost reverse and 1st gear completely.
    At first when cold they would be slugish but would work when warmed up. Now they donnot work at all.
    0 answer
  • dmjs62
    dmjs62 - 1998 Saturn SC2 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/4/2012
    Why won't the car move when it is in gear and clutch pedal is released? Clutch is almost new.
    My son went to move the car and released the clutch pedal quickly in first gear with the park brake still on. Instead of the car stalling like it usually would he heard a popping sound. Now when I put it in gear and release the clutch the speedometer climbs (faster ...
    0 answer
  • Captain Al
    Captain Al - 1998 Saturn SC2 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/1/2012
    Auto trans clunks loudly when changing gears. What's wrong?
    0 answer
  • sal
    sal - 2004 Saturn Vue - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/31/2011
    Car has trouble engaging into gears and waiting at a stop in drive makes a loud noise
    transmission fluid level checked ok. seems to be getting worse as we drive help?
    • azas2
      12/31/2011 azas2
      It maybe that there is to little oil presure in the gearbox, or the oil cooling isnt working properly.
      sr for bad english
  • Jennifer1983
    Jennifer1983 - 2002 Saturn SL1 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/27/2011
    How much would it cost to replace the clutch in a 2002 Saturn SC1 and how do u do it?
    Whenever i shift into another gear or even when i drive in the same gear the RPM's jump from 2 to 4, it loses power going up hills
    • yboy82
      12/26/2011 yboy82
      Try the AutomD Negotiator ( feature on this site it is free. They will call local shops for the repair that you needed and send the multiple quotes from your local shops. So you can compare job prices within your area.
    • don
      12/27/2011 don
      jenn does your trans. slip or you take off and you car don't want to go at first????????????????? write back and tell.............................................
      1/5/2012 Jennifer1983
      it takes off but very slowly, when its taking off the rpms jump from 2 to 5
  • Terrance MacFarlane
    Terrance MacFarlane - 2005 Saturn Ion - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/24/2011
    Car starts fine but when I move from "park" or "neutral" to "drive" it kills.
    • Bill
      12/24/2011 Bill
      Could be transmission torque converter lockup, but I believe it is the Idle control module Check connections..
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/24/2011 HouseCallAuto
      Are you able to prevent it from stalling by giving it gas?
      12/26/2011 Terrance MacFarlane
      I was 5 miles from home Xmas Eve when it died as I was slowing down for a Stop Sign. As I said I put it in Park and Neutral to try to start it but it stalled every time I put it in Drive. I eventually noticed that the RPMs were near 0 so I did rev it up which worked better than not doing it. After about ten tries I got going but stalled out at two more Red Lights before getting home. It must have taken ten more tries at each of those Red Lights to restart it.
  • markdins
    markdins - 2006 Saturn Vue - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/21/2011
    My all wheel drive has intermittent vibration at low speeds. What causes this?
    At low speeds, 35 mph, I feel a vibration in the drivetrain.
    0 answer
  • lorlaz
    lorlaz - 1998 Saturn SL2 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/18/2011
    My car won't shift out of park if it's cold outside, untli it has warmed up for quite a while, what could this be?
    an estimate on how much it would cost to repair, please?
  • kim
    kim - 1996 Saturn SL2 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/13/2011
    Car wont reverse, could it be clutch pack
    • yboy82
      12/13/2011 yboy82
      What kind of transmission do you have? Is it a manual transmission or an automatic transmission? Did you check the condition of your transmission shift cable (might be loose/broken)?
  • tracey
    tracey - 1995 Saturn SL2 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/6/2011
    Why does the drivers side axle keep popping out of the transmission when turning left
    0 answer
  • kel
    kel - 2002 Saturn L200 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/4/2011
    My car wouldn't go in gear and then something started smoking under the hood
    Not sure but was shifting a little hard yesterday
    0 answer
  • badmg13
    badmg13 - 2001 Saturn L300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/30/2011
    Where do i find the dipstick to check transmission fluid?
    • Jimm
      11/30/2011 Jimm
      The Saturn '01 '02/'03 L200/L300's don't have transmission dipsticks most likely reflecting Saturn's confidence of a leak-free transmission, leaving only a red fill cap on the transmission. The actual method for checking transmission level is a very abnormal method; parking on a level surface, removing the transmission oil level bolt/cap from the transmission, observing whether or not fluid flows out. Excess fluid will flow out automatically establishing the proper level and amount of transmission fluid. Less would mean topping off by pouring some into the top access fill hole and observing if fluid flows out the leveled drain hole until fluid flows out. This would indicate proper levels and replacing the top and access plug is all that's necessary. Messy as compared to the old method.
      The access bolt will be sized differently from the other bolts holding the transmission sump on. I would assume your '01 L300 is the same. Use regular Dexron ATF red transmission fluid.
  • katcan
    katcan - 2002 Saturn L100 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/29/2011
    My car makes loud humming noise when I go over 40 miles.(noise is like going over a suspention bridge)
    On passenger side my fried says it sounds like a repeated thump. It has 62,000 miles. I first noticed while on a long interstate dr. (By the way my a/c stopped cooling around the same time. There are no kind of warning lights on.I am wondering if this needs to be ...
    • jdl
      11/11/2011 jdl
      Rotate the tires, see if it makes any difference? Also, safely raise and support the vehicle, roll the tires, push in and out, up and down, side to side. Can you see, feel, hear, and anything. Also look at suspension and halfshaft.
      11/11/2011 katcan
      thanks jdl, i will have to take to mechanic to do that.I did recently have big job done on front passenger side on brakes, rotors and something else-big job. But the car had been in an accident and that was the side that was hit. I wonder if he would have noticed if something else was wrong?Thank you so much for your response.
    • jdl
      11/11/2011 jdl
      If you can't find anything, yourself, put it in the shop, I wouldn't drive it like that.
    • cuz
      11/29/2011 cuz
      It sounds like you have a broken belt, flat spot, or mabe some cuffing in one of your tires. From the sounds of it should be an easy fix. Good luck taking it to the shop sounds like a great idea.
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/29/2011 HouseCallAuto
      This reeks of a bad hub bearing.
  • Tony
    Tony - 2001 Saturn LW300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/25/2011
    Transmission is OK when cold, shudders when hot.
    The automatic transmission fluid is full and looks OK. I don't know about the state of the filter. When the engine is cold, it runs fine. Once the engine is hot, the car "jerks" when changing gear. Especially when in the low gears. The "service engine" light ...
    • Spoon Sports
      11/25/2011 Spoon Sports
      Usually that's torque converter clutch shudder. New MERCON V fluid or the equivalent for your car often will fix it. If it doesn't you need to replace the torque converter to fix it.

      Service engine is lighted up huh. CEL is different from Service Engine by the way, Service is more of like preventive maintenance, CEL means something is wrong.
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/25/2011 HouseCallAuto
      Read the codes and post the code here. Update the same post. How can you know for sure that the transmission is the cause of the jerking? Maybe the engine has a misfire.