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1994 SATURN AUTO TRANSMISSION WONT WORK IN REVERSE, ESPECIALLY WHEN HOT

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You have a problem with your valve body. It needs to be replaced with a rebuilt one. The booster valve in your valve body is worn away and won't create sufficient pressure (reverse requires the most pressure). It only does it when hot because the fluid is thinned out and can leak past the metal to metal seal in the booster sleeve.

Do not try to get reverse to engage if it does not, you will damage other systems of the transmission.

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

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You could try the reverse fix here:
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Or if it turns out your valve body is bad, here is how to swap it:
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DO NOT believe bad auto mechanics that tell you they need to swap your transmission!

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