Question about 2002 Saturn VUE
2001 Saturn SC1 5 speed manual transmission. The linkage has broken, stuck in reverse, shifter loose in the console. Are there any easy fixes, or do I need to blow my budget? shifter loose in console , at least it is stuck in 1 st gear, are there any on line manuals available or good picture resource's available?
Check the cable clips at the trans. Sometimes these clips come out and won't shift. Horseshoe clips that hold the cable housing.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
02 saturn shifter lost all tension won't go in to any gears. The shift is loose and moves around.
Posted on Sep 14, 2010
Lilzippy has the fix when you don't want to replace the cables. One of the technicians I know had his cables fail on his Saturn and bought a kit off of Ebay. It wasn't much of a kit , but worked. He also had to put a new clutch in a little later though. The only reason these cables fail so early is because of all the wear on the clutch pressure plate and clutch disc. Simply replacing the cables will only bandaid the problem of the worn out clutch components. I ended up purchasing my old 1996 Saturn when my customer didn't want to replace the clutch and the cables. They opted for just the cables, and three weeks later had the car towed back in to trade it for a newer car once the clutch gave out completely. I saw this several times while working at Saturn of Memphis and Saturn of Germantown.
Posted on Dec 04, 2014
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An easy fix would be to go tothe Junk Yard and pull off the parts you need .......in order to do this though I would advise getting a Haynes Manual (VERY VERY HELPFUL BOOK) for your car...Available at your local Auto parts Store (even if you dont do it yourself you should still get the book...it can save you a lot of time and money when it comes to knowing and working on your vehicle)
Posted on Jul 12, 2008
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The bushings on ebay work from what I understand, but a bit pricey. The bushing in question is a P.O.S. for sure. Easy fix though if you have tools and time. First I drilled out the ball that the end of the linkage,the one your faithfull broken bushing use to ride on. popped a 3/8 inch bolt thru the drilled hole, put a piece of 3/8 inch heater hose "cut to length desired" over the bolt ( this is what the linkage ring rides on ) put a rubber gromet or rubber washer that has a hole big enough to fit over the heater hose on each side of the linkage ring ( oh and dont forget the lube - regular grease will eat rubber so use good judgement). put a washer big enough to keep your gromet or rubber washer from falling off, and then a lock nut, and I cannot stress the fact that it has to be a lock nut. DO NOT tighten the living **** out of everything, that little linkage ring is plastic after all just tighten it "lightly snugish" and just make sure your lock nut can't be un-tightened by hand. I hope all of this makes sense, anyway total repair cost- one hour of my time, about $4 of parts at the local auto parts store. best of all, it should outlast the car. Oh fyi, I used rubber parts because that is less likely to break the plastic linkage ring. Showed what I did to a mechanic in town, said now he actually knows what to do next time one of those f-ing saturns comes in with busted linkage. Good luck fellow "manual" saturn owners!
Posted on Jan 27, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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