Question about 1999 Saturn SL

1 Answer

My saturn automatic shift will not go into any gear,

It stop on me, the car starts but want go to any gear to drive

Posted by on

  • Kelley Duncan May 11, 2010

    Do you not have forward or reverse,how many miles?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 141 Answers

Sometimes pens, coins, etc... fall down through the shifter seal and get lodged in the park lock cable not allowing it to release the shifter. When you step on the brake pedal the cable unlocks the shifter allowing it to move (safety thing). Remove the shifter console and inspect for foreign objects in the shift linkage. While inspecting with the key on (not running) keep stepping on the brake pedal to see the action of the cables under the shifter. Then remove object causing the cable not to function. If this turns out not to be the problem, then pop your hood and locate the top of the transmission. Find the shift linkage and see if the jamb is there. I sincerely hope that this suggestion helps you to locate the problem. Best wishes.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

  • Bryon Agin Jan 17, 2009

    You might also want to check the switch under the brake pedal for a broken wire or misalignment of the switch with the pedal lever. Make sure that the button on the switch is depressed when the pedal is applied. If this all checks out, replace the switch if no power is coming from it while button is depressed. Also check for power to the switch.

×

5 Suggested Answers

nightwolf364
  • 48 Answers

SOURCE: 1996 Saturn auto trans will not shift into 4th

Check your transmission fluid. If it is bright almost pinkish-red then it is not the transmission. If it is dark red or brown then you need to either get a flush done or replace your transmission depending on the severity.

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

  • 87 Answers

SOURCE: Ford Escort 1997 Problems shifting gears

the speed sensor is located on the passenger side of the transmission , it has a 2 wire connector and is held down by 10mm bolt and clamp , sometimes the sensor will get stuck in the transmission when trying to remove it . persistence and a little WD-40 will help !

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

lastech
  • 408 Answers

SOURCE: My car will not Shift gears; Its stuck in first gear

hi,it seem your car is in emergency mode,you can check oil lever if deep stick is present,if not, better to bring your car to your dealer for proper diagnose,maybe erase fault only,ty

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

  • 137 Answers

SOURCE: Nimbus automatic gear kick back problems

if the oil in the gear box is ok the its time to get a new gearbox

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

Breed1956
  • 483 Answers

SOURCE: shift stick on saturn wont shift into gear moves

IT SOUNDS LIKE THE LINKAGE IS EITHER UNHOOKED, OR BROKEN! CHECK THERE FIRST!

Posted on Feb 19, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

My 2004 vie will shift into gears but want move what can I try please help!


VUE will not move - SaturnFans.com Forums

www.saturnfans.com > ... > Models > Saturn Vue > Vue Tech

Jan 8, 2010 - 11 posts - ‎9 authors
The owner says it will not move and it is the transmission that needs to be replaced. Itwill start and run but when in gear it will not move. Is this a ... 99 SL1 Manual won't go into gear
6 posts
May 12, 2009
Car won't shift into drive...
8 posts
Nov 12, 2007
More results from www.saturnfans.com

Saturn Vue Transmission Problems - Car Forums at Edmunds.com

forums.edmunds.com > Saturn > Saturn VUE

Jan 26, 2013 - 30 posts - ‎17 authors
Learn more about Saturn VUE at the Edmunds.com Car Forums! ... miles and transmission is stuck i can feel it go into reverse and move ,but not for .... within a few weeks it started popping out of 3rd gear and makes a grinding noice, .... this bolt until I already had done so, now, it will not shift from 2nd to 3rd. More results from forums.edmunds.com

Nov 24, 2015 | 2004 Saturn VUE

1 Answer

This is another problem I have with my 93 Saturn. When I get stopped in traffic or drive for long distances then get off hwy- my Saturn won't shift out of 2nd gear--it is a automatic. I have to pull over...


CHECK TRANSMISSION FLUID LEVEL.IF HAD BEEN A LONG TIME.HAVE TRANSMISSION FLUID AND FILTER CHANGE.PROBLEM COULD BE 2 - 3 SHIFT VALVE STICKING.YOU WILL SEE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COME ON IF THIS IS THE PROBLEM.TAKE CAR TO GARAGE HAVE THEM CODE SCAN FOR TRANSMISSION TROUBLE CODES.

Feb 17, 2011 | Saturn SL1 Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

What years are interchangeable for a manual 5speed transmission in a 1999 saturn sl1?


96-99 SL1, SC1, SW1. Avoid the 2 models, they are DOHC and have different gear ratios

Dec 18, 2010 | 1999 Saturn SL

3 Answers

When put my automatic 2001 Saturn SL1 into reverse it makes a Loud clunk noise before it reverses also it clunks before accelerating into the next gears..? why?


2001 Saturn SL1. Transmission (automatic) shifts hard when putting it in gear and every gear there after. The only codes I get is PO442 and PO410. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Jul 08, 2010 | 1999 Saturn SL

1 Answer

My 2001 Saturn will not shift from park


When my 2001 L200 did this it was the body control module. There is a button under the shifter boot that will allow you to put the car in gear. It did not effect the engine so you can drive it but it will do all kind of weird things with the lights, door locks, and gauges.

You need to find an authorized Saturn repair center or a good Chevy dealer. Some independents can fix it as well.

Jun 03, 2010 | 2001 Saturn SL

2 Answers

What does the i on the gear shift stand for


Actually there is an "I" on the shifter in a Saturn ION automatic. It means "Intermediate" It's just the shift position between "D" for "Drive" and "L" for "Low"

Jan 04, 2010 | 2005 Saturn ION

1 Answer

Transmission will not shift out of 1st gear.


Check your transmission fluid level. If the filter has never been changed, now is a good time to replace the fluid and filter.

Jul 11, 2009 | 1993 Saturn SC2

1 Answer

Neutral is drive.


Sounds like the gear linkage cable needs adjusting Simple job really

Jul 09, 2009 | 1998 Saturn SC

1 Answer

Transmission problem


its because your saturn motor is manual and your car is automatic i have the same problem thats whaat they told me

Nov 22, 2008 | 1993 Saturn SC2

2 Answers

Transmission


by vehicle speed sensor do you mean the throttle positioning sensor? If not that sounds like your problem.... and if you have changed that then I would reccomend a tranny flush.

Jun 18, 2008 | 1998 Saturn SL

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Saturn SL Logo

Related Topics:

952 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Saturn Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61037 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Saturn Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...