Question about 1999 Saturn SL
Recently while driving my 99 saturn,which is an automatic lost reverse and my service engine soon light has come on,it is also going into second gear very hard. i have similar problem with my saturn and just happened late yesterday when pulling from a parking lot. and now i am stuck taking the local transit which i hate as it takes me 1 hour 45 minutes one way to work if i take transit. and only 12 minutes in my saturn. i got the service engine soon light up when I parked the car and after that when I tried to pull out from the parking lot it just won't reverse and I did not bother pressing on the gas hard as I could hit someone walking behind the car. funny thing is it still drives fine only on D for drive so I don't know what the issue is....can someone please help?
Reverse & 2nd gear share the same clutch pack.Usually when reverse goes out you will get wierd shifting into 2nd or 3rd.Most likey the Input shaft retaining nut has come loose inside the first clutch housing.It can be accessed from the trans end cover but it will take some disassembly.The trans doesn't have to come out to correct this problem.I repaired many saturns with this problem.The only parts you will have to buy is an end cover gasket(paper gasket) & 41/2 qts Trans fluid.Decent mechanice could do this in about 2-3 hrs or less.The service engine light is probally on due to trouble codes from the trans controller most likey DTC P0723 No 2nd gear.hope this helps
Posted on May 27, 2009
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