Question about 1999 Saturn SL
Transmission replace 20K miles and 5 years ago. Bangs into gear and problems in reverse. Check engine light went on. Any idea how much it would cost if I had to replace it again now?
Your problem is probably not the valve body as I have already purchased one and still had the same problem. The problem is your drum nut has backed off slightly. This allows the drum to move back and forth. Since reverse takes the most pressure to operate it is what goes out. The solution is not that hard. First drain your fluid. Drain plug is underneath just like draining your oil. I would recommend changing it and the filter. Pull the side cover plate off. To do this you have to pull a plastic cover off the driverside inside the fender well. As you take the cover off you will discover there are 2 metal tubes attached to the cover try to not bend these. You will see the drum and the nut. There will be a little end play in the drum. Either use an impact to tighten or stick a small phillips screwdriver in one of the holes in the side of the drum to hold and tighten the nut. THIS TOOK CARE OF MY PROBLEM. I ve talked to several people that lost reverse and paid over 1000 dollars to have their transmission rebuilt. I wonder if the shop did anything more than what I just told you. thilty1
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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