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brel - 2000 Saturn SW2 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/26/2012have a 2000 Saturn SW2 manual. When I start the car after its been off for a while, it makes random (i.e. no rhythm) clicking/(light metal on metal?) sounds, and sound like its coming from the front of the passenger seat side area. This occurs in low gears and once ...
proway - 2003 Saturn L200 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/13/2012I am having trouble installing the axles on a saturn 2003 L200. They will slide in up to the retaining ring but I cant get them to move further whereby the ring clips into its grove. There seems to be no damage preventing this.
1/13/2012 Spoon SportsIm sorry but without being there to see it personally, I am only as good as giving you the directions
Remove the hubcap from the wheel by prying it off with a screwdriver at the edge.
Remove the axle nut from the axle with a 32mm socket and a long breaker bar. The axle nut is held on to about 120 foot-pounds and will require that you use a substantial amount of force to remove it. The longer the breaker bar, the easier it will be to remove.
Jack up the Saturn and place it on jack stands.
Remove the wheels with a lug nut wrench.
Remove the castle nut from the bottom of the ball joint with a ratchet. Remove the cotter pin from the castle nut with needle nose pliers before you remove the nut.
Separate the steering knuckle from the lower control arm with a ball joint separator. Place the ball joint separator between the lower control arm and the steering knuckle and use a hammer to hit the end of the ball joint separator until the ball joint breaks free. Alternatively, use a hammer to hit the side of the lower control arm where the ball joint fits into it, and the ball joint will break free.
Pull the steering knuckle toward you and remove the axle from it.
Pry between the transmission case and the axle with a pry bar until the axle breaks free. Pull the axle out of the Saturn.
Place the new axle into the transmission and route it through the steering knuckle.
Place a new pin into the axle and line it up with the transmission stub that the axle fits onto. Hammer the pin into the groove.
Tighten the axle nut with a ratchet.
Place the ball joint through the lower control arm and tighten the castle nut with a ratchet, then place the cotter pin through it.
Reinstall the wheel and lower the Saturn.
Tighten the axle nut to 120 foot-pounds with a torque wrench.
1/13/2012 ARMY OF 4 TIRESI know what you're tallking about those clips are a bitch, I've actually bent one trying to get it in. what I did was put it up to where it goes in, put the other end in the knuckle and gave it a good whack, it worked but I dind't do it hard enough to damage the axle
1/13/2012 HouseCallAutoIn some cases, carefully remove the old clips and install them on the new axles as I have found that sometimes the wire diameter is larger on the new clips. Just be very careful that you do not distort the clips while removing and installing them.
kevin - 2001 Saturn L300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/10/2012
11/25/2010 Nissan Technical AdvisorThe causes of hard shifting are the following: improper fluid level. Improper band/clutch application pressure. Main control assembly gaskets damaged or bolt out of torque. Main control separator plate damaged. Main control solenoid stuck or damaged. Intermediate band improperly adjusted. Overdrive band not properly adjusted.
And for the loss of power issue, there are various reasons for this and must use a scan tool to determine the exact faults. Have the engine scanned for trouble codes and post it here, then we will translate the code for you and give suggestions.
1/10/2012 BeeIt is the [TPS] my car did the same thing and this is what the code was cost about $30.00
felipe - 2002 Saturn SC2 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/6/2012when is hot
proway - 2003 Saturn L200 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/4/2012At first when cold they would be slugish but would work when warmed up. Now they donnot work at all.
dmjs62 - 1998 Saturn SC2 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/4/2012My 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 ...
Captain Al - 1998 Saturn SC2 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/1/2012
sal - 2004 Saturn Vue - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/31/2011transmission fluid level checked ok. seems to be getting worse as we drive help?
Jennifer1983 - 2002 Saturn SL1 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/27/2011Whenever 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
12/27/2011 donjenn does your trans. slip or you take off and you car don't want to go at first????????????????? write back and tell.............................................
Terrance MacFarlane - 2005 Saturn Ion - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/24/2011
markdins - 2006 Saturn Vue - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/21/2011At low speeds, 35 mph, I feel a vibration in the drivetrain.
lorlaz - 1998 Saturn SL2 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/18/2011an estimate on how much it would cost to repair, please?
kim - 1996 Saturn SL2 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/13/2011
tracey - 1995 Saturn SL2 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/6/2011
kel - 2002 Saturn L200 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/4/2011Not sure but was shifting a little hard yesterday