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I have changed out the valve body with a new one from sonnax along with the solenoids and gasket and its still slipping in 3rd gear.I have the all the gears including reverse it just slips in 3 gear and I have to rev it up to kick in 3rd gear what else could be the problem.Is it possible that I need a new transmission any help in this matter will be appreciated
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds like this is an automatic s-series. Sounds like you previously had a reverse slam in the car. Meaning when you put it in reverse it would delay then slam. As this gets worse it begins to untorque what is known as the input shaft nut. Eventually this nut will get so loose that you lose reverse completely.
The transmission itself is fine and does not need replacement. $1,600-$2,200 is probably not even what the car is worth. The valve body needs to be changed out with a rebuilt one and the input shaft nut needs to be replaced and torqued down properly. Both of these are easily done by any backyard mechanic. Roughly 3 hours will have your transmission shifting like new.
I rebuild Saturn valve bodies (check my ad for more information) and provide instructions on how to do the repair. It costs much less than what any shop will tell you and they'll tell you the transmission is toast...IT IS NOT!
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Posted on Jan 27, 2010
The fluid and speed sensor did not really do anything to solve your slipping problem. If it slipped before it could be that there are chips/breaks in the teeth on the gears or it could be that the clutch is not connecting when it gets into higher gears. May need a new tranny or clutch.
Posted on Mar 31, 2009
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