Why do i have to press the gas before i put it in gear if i dont it dies smothes out at 50 mph
Is the shifter real loose and floppy?
If it is you may be starting out in 3rd gear instead of 1st!
Remove the shifter boot below the shifter look at the rods as you shift 1 thru 5 and Rev! Note the rod position as you shift thru the gears. You can do this while sitting idle, not driving!
If while tring to get it into 1st, take your hand and push the left rod farther forward has you move it into 1st gear! If you are able to get it into 1st, try driving forward, if it doesn't stall, chances are you need to replace the shifter do to the worn out Nylon Bushings in the shifter! If this doesn't help, take a look under the hood and see if the shifter cables are attached to the top of the shifter tower! Some times the clips holding the shifter cable to the trans come off and one of the cables will slide making it impossible to get it into 1st gear!
Hope this helps!
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Aug 17, 2014 |
1999 Saturn SL