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1997 sc2 saturn automatic

My transmission is an automatic it shift gears fine i have changed the fluid and filter problem still there. the problem is when i come to a stop after a min or so the transmission goes out of gear the shifter dont move it just acts like you have put it in nutral and when you take off it takes a couple of seconds to take off you give it gas then it jerks and takes off it is like you shift to drive and take off before it engages it only does this when you are stopped for a few seconds and it is not all the time it shifts fine and goes in gear like it is supose to do you know what the problem is 1997 saturn sc 2 this only happens in 1 st gear

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    jerks in automatic transmission when car starts moving from 0km/r to above or from nutral or from parking please help

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I had a 1991 Dodge Caravan that did the same thing. I had a transmission rebuilt because of the problem you describe. I was told it was a seal inside the transmission that was leaking fluid from an internal chamber when the engine was at an idle (like it is when you are at a stop sign). A redesigned seal fixed my problem. I would bet if you gave it a little gas with one foot and kept your foot on the brake it wouldn't act like it had dropped out of gear. If you have the money for a transmission rebuild that might be something to consider but if you are tight on money, a bottle of lucas transmission additive might help your problem. That seemed to help me so I could get some money together for a transmission rebuild. I realize that most mechanics will say that your transmission doesn't need an additive of any kind, I also realize that sometimes in real life you have to do what your pocketbook/ wallet can afford.

Good luck.

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