It has been difficult to change gears and my car is idling over 5, soI stopped driving it. I checked my transmission fluid and I think thatit has absolutely nothing in it. I know that on most cars you leavethe engine running when you check, I just want to make sure that you dothis for the Saturn as well? Also, do you poor the transmission fluidin while the car is running as well? What are the chances that I havea leak? Haha im hoping it just disappeared because spending money isnot an option. I would take it to the shop, but im scared to drive itnow because it idled so high. Also, when the temperature drops belowsay 20 degrees, my car will not start, does anybody else have thisproblem? What are your solutions?
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sounds like your transmission is low of fluid if not then the transmission is in need of service depending on mileage.transmission has solenoids can can go bad and torque converter,have your transmission checked.
Your fluid is either old or the wrong kind for your transmission. Changing your manual transmission fluid with a higher quality fluid should definitely reduce the difficulty of cold fluid/cold weather shifting. First go to the parts store and find out exactly what kind of fluid your transmission takes. Most manual transmission use gear oil. I recommend using something like Red Line, AMSOIL, or Royal Purple if available. A synthetic will make it even easier to shift. Always check with the manufacturer if you are unsure. I try to stick with the manufacturers recommendations because typically they know what works best with what they've engineered...but sometimes after market fluids can't be outperformed.
CHECK TRANSMISSION FLUID LEVEL FIRST BUT IT SOUND LIKE YOU NEED A FLUID AND FILTER CHANGE IF TRANSMISSION FILTER STOPPED UP TRANSMISSION PUMP CAN DRAW FLUID THROUGH CLOGGED FILTER.WHEN ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION GET HOT FLUID WILL GET HOT AND THIN ENOUGH TRAVEL THROUGH FILTER SO CAR CAN SHIFT INTO OVER DRIVE.DO A FLUID AND FILTER CHANGE SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
5 QUARTS FOR FLUID FILTER CHANGE. IF REPLACING TORQUE CONVERTER OR TRANSMISSION OVER HAUL. YOU NEED 13.8 QUARTS. WHEN YOU CHANGE FLUID AND FILTER.BESURE YOU HAVE TRANSMISSION FLUID LEVEL TO THE FULL MARK BEFORE DRIVING VECHICLE.LET ENGINE IDLE UNTIL GET WARM BUT CHECK TRANSMISSION FLUID WHILE ENGINE IDLING.IF FLUID LEVEL DROP A LITTLE ADD A LITTLE MORE TO GET FLUID LEVEL AT FULL MARK.ONCE ENGINE GET OPERATING TEMPERATURE.SHIFT TRANSMISSION THROUGH ALL GEARS TWICE ONE AT A TIME.CHECK TRANSMISSION FLUID LEVEL.SHOULD BE ON FULL MARK.DRIVE VECHICLE FEW MILES CHECK FLUID LEVEL.IF FLUID LEVEL.FULL YOU GOOD.IF STILL LOW ADD A PINT AT A TIME.ONCE FLUID LEVEL CORRECT. SHIFTING OKAY TIME PLAY.YOU GOOD TO GO.
if this is an automatic transmission, check your transmission fluid level. The fluid should be red, if it is orange/ brown colour and smells burnt. Will need to be changed. Take it somewhere to have fluid and filter changed. If you are mechanically inclined try flushing the fluid through the transmission. Disconnedt the driver side transmission cooling rubber line from bottom of rad. place the end of the hose in a large container. Put parking brake on, turn on vehicle and put into drive. the transmision fluid with pump out into container. Watch how fast it pumps out. When the fluids stops coming out, shut off engine and put back into park. Next drain remaining fluid out of transmission pan. There is 9/19 or 14mm bolt for this on bottom side of transmission. When this is done, refill transmission and repeat. This time you are flushing all the extra **** out of the transmission. Again check thre flow rate of the fluid coming out. It will come out faster this time. When finished replace transmission fluid again with new clean fluid. This should help free your shifting. When starting the engine for the first time. Put the brake on and put the shifter in 1st for a few seconds , then 2nd and drive, then reverse. This will also allow the fluid to begin to circulate.
If the transmission fluid was dark brown or black it would be wise to replace filter when you finish flushing transmission. To do this you have to disconnect the 4 wheel drive shaft to get pan off. Try just flushing the transmission first. I will look again in couple of days for your reply.
check your fluid level in the transmission,sometimes as you say you have to put it in neutral then drive to go. the tourqe convertor holds alot of fluid and when the fluid is low and you stop. most of your fluid is running to the tourque convertor and not to the pump in transmission. there is a hot level and cold level on the transmission dipstick, check your fluid accordingly. thank you for choosing fixya good luck!!
CHECK TRANSMISSION FLUID SOUND LIKE VECHICLE SLIPPING DUE TO LACK OF FLUID. CHECK TRANSMISSION FLUID ON DIP STICK. WHILE ENGINE COLD FLUID LEVEL ON DIP STICK SHOULD FULL MARK.CRANK ENGINE LET VECHICLE IDLE TO WARM.THEN HOLD FOOT ON BRAKE SHIFT THROUGH ALL GEARS FEW TIMES CHECK TRANSMISSION FLUID LEVEL IF LOW ADD FLUID UNTIL YOU GET TO FULL MARK.IF YOU HAVE THE TRANSMISSION WITH NO DIP STICK.YOU NEED TO CHANGE TRANSMISSION FLUID + FILTER. YOU NEED 7 QUARTS OF TRANSMISSION FLUID.BUY DEALERSHIP TRANSMISSION PAN GASKET ITS THICKER MADE DIFFERENT WONT LEAK FLUID. THE TRANSMISSION GASKETS AT AUTO PARTS STORES TOO THIN LEAK FLUID BAD.
Only check the level when it has been driven and warm. And while it is still running. Now, for the slow engagement, It may be draining fluid back into the pan, from the torque converter. Let it idle a little while before trying to drive it. That will fill the torque converter back up, and will drive right away. Takes about 2 minutes of idle time to fill the torque converter. Now, drive it and then, while it is still running, in park, check the fluid level in the transmission. It very likely could be low and could also be the slow engagement cause.
Wait for the temp gauge to lift off of the low end stop. The car is then warm enough to drive. Be very gentle on the trans for the first 20 miles or so, because the transmission relies on engine heat to warm up the trans fluid. Cold trans fluid is very dense and can cause the transmission to slip, causing gear damage.
The first thing that i would check would be the fluid level and conidtion. It probably would not hurt to change the fluid and the filter on it that way there is some fresh lubrication in there. The last thing that I would suggest would be to get it rebuilt. The friction materials could be worn or the transmission pump could be shot.