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I have a 2002 Saturn sl2 manual transmission when put into any gear it does nothing but rev up and make a clunking noise ...in all gears and I can let completely off the clutch with it still in gear and the car wont **** and cut off ...which tells me its not goin into gear at all...can any one help???

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Sounds like a drive shaft but you would hear a clonking noise so it could be the clutch gone ,if i was their with it infront of me i could soon tell you the problem but from afar ? ask a local mechanic to have a look for you as this is one of them questions its impossible to give a correct answer

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    Colin Stickland Feb 12, 2012

    Sorry but how long is a ball of string ,so as for a price no chance but as stated if i was their with a cup of tea and ciggy i could sort it and have a better idea as to whats wrong ,if its a new clutch then its the price of the clutch plus what ever the labour rate is in you neck of the woods ,but its a drive shaft end gone then a lot less ,As you will have gathered iam not in america but spain so i have no product knowledge of a saturn but a opel astra or opel vectra then yes and i do beleave this car is similar mechanically and if so then the clutch will come out the bottom without taking the gearbox out ,you pull the main shaft with a special tool through the back of the gearbox -but please dont quote me on this for this car .Anyway best of british with it and please learn how to pronounce aluminium ,british joke .

  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland Feb 13, 2012

    Sorry but how long is a ball of string ,so as for a price no chance but as stated if i was their with a cup of tea and ciggy i could sort it and have a better idea as to whats wrong ,if its a new clutch then its the price of the clutch plus what ever the labour rate is in you neck of the woods ,but its a drive shaft end gone then a lot less ,As you will have gathered iam not in america but spain so i have no product knowledge of a saturn but a opel astra or opel vectra then yes and i do beleave this car is similar mechanically and if so then the clutch will come out the bottom without taking the gearbox out ,you pull the main shaft with a special tool through the back of the gearbox -but please dont quote me on this for this car .Anyway best of british with it and please learn how to pronounce aluminium ,british joke .

  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland Feb 13, 2012

    Sorry but how long is a ball of string ,so as for a price no chance but as stated if i was their with a cup of tea and ciggy i could sort it and have a better idea as to whats wrong ,if its a new clutch then its the price of the clutch plus what ever the labour rate is in you neck of the woods ,but its a drive shaft end gone then a lot less ,As you will have gathered iam not in america but spain so i have no product knowledge of a saturn but a opel astra or opel vectra then yes and i do beleave this car is similar mechanically and if so then the clutch will come out the bottom without taking the gearbox out ,you pull the main shaft with a special tool through the back of the gearbox -but please dont quote me on this for this car .Anyway best of british with it and please learn how to pronounce aluminium ,british joke .

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they have a external transmission filter I changed one of these before if you do not change the filter and fluid on manfactures maint sugestions you might be in for further repair?

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Your valve body and possibly input shaft nut need to be replaced. The valve body's booster valve is worn down and won't create pressure. Before it went completely out it slammed on the input shaft nut and loosened it.

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The valve body can be replaced with the transmission in the car. It is a 45 minute to an hour job and can be done for $200 with simple hand tools.

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The problem is the bushing that attaches the cable to the shifter has failed. This is a plastic bushing and can be reattached if the tabs are not broken. You need to remove the console to access the cable end, the bushing goes through the plastic cable end and snaps on the ball attached to the shifter. There is a stainless replacement part available on line for $29.00 check satarnshifterbushing.blogspot.com

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