Question about 1998 Saturn SL
My mechanic put a used transmission in my 96 Saturn SL and now the gear ratios are all wrong. It revs too fast - it runs rpm 3000 at 70 mph in 5th gear, it used to be 2300.
It seems like the mechanic put the wrong transmission in, is that possible? I took it back to him and he adjusted the transmission cable but it didn't change anything (though he claimed it made it shift easier).
The original problem was that it wouldn't shift into first except on a lucky try and the problem was starting to happen with second gear too.
Is your car sohc or dohc ?
1995 to 1997 years are the same
1998 to 2002 years are the same
find out what year he put in
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have the same problem. on the passenger side under the fender you will have access to the transmission. Remove the cap on the end. You will need to drain the transmission fluid and replace all the gears in the end cap if damaged hopefully they are not and you can just tighten up the nut. What happens is a nut comes loose and backs off the pressure on the bearings and you loose 5th. I removed the entire transmission and opened it up. There is nothing wrong with the other gears, because your problem is with the 5th gear synchronizer assembly. I let mine go too long and I'm having to replace everything. Make sure you put the appropriate torque on the nut and hit it with a hammer to lock it down. This should really be designed with a different method of keeping that nut in place. It's costing me lots of time and now money at the stealership. Good LUCK.
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
Saturn says and I quote
there transmission fluid is not to be changed after the first change at 6000 miles.
Now I say it should be changed at every 30000 miles. If changing out the fluid doesn't work then you need to go to a transmission repair shop.
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
I had this same problem with my 1998 SL2 after about 170,000 miles. There is a plastic bushing at the end of the shifter cable that holds the cable to the shifter - it probably broke. Remove the center console inside the car to access the bottom of the shifter. I checked my local Saturn dealer to find the replacement cables (come as a set) are more than $200. So I went to Lowes and bought a beam clamp and a large washer to hold the cable to the shifter. It has been working fine for more than 28,000 miles and cost less than $3
Posted on Sep 22, 2009
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P0700 Transmission Control System
P0701 Transmission Control System Range/Performance
P0702 Transmission Control System -Electrical
P0703 Torque Converter/Brake Switch B Circuit
P0704 Clutch Pedal Position Switch -Circuit Malfunction
P0705 Transmission Range Sensor/Switch Circuit Malfunction (PRNDL Input)
P0706 Transmission Range Sensor/Switch Circuit Range/Performance
P0707 Transmission Range Sensor/Switch Circuit Low Input
P0708 Transmission Range Sensor/Switch Circuit High Input
P0709 Transmission Range Sensor/Switch Circuit intermittent
P0710 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit
P0711 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
P0712 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Low Input
P0713 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit High Input
P0714 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Intermittent
P0715 Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit
P0716 input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
P0717 Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit No Signal
P0718 Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit Intermittent
P0719 Torque Converter/Brake Switch B Circuit Low
P0720 Output Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit
P0721 Output Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
P0722 Output Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit No Signal
P0723 Output Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit Intermittent
P0724 Torque Converter/Brake Switch B Circuit High
P0725 Engine RPM Input Circuit
P0726 Engine RPM Input Circuit Range/Performance
P0727 Engine RPM Input Circuit No Signal
P0728 Engine RPM Input Circuit Intermittent
P0729 Gear 6 Incorrect Ratio
P0730 Incorrect Gear Ratio
P0731 Gear 1 Incorrect Ratio
P0732 Gear 2 Incorrect Ratio
P0733 Gear 3 Incorrect Ratio
P0734 Gear 4 Incorrect Ratio
P0735 Gear 5 Incorrect Ratio
P0736 Reverse Incorrect Ratio
P0737 TCM Engine Speed Output Circuit
P0738 TCM Engine Speed Output Circuit Low
P0739 TCM Engine Speed Output Circuit High
P0740 Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Circuit
P0741 Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Circuit Performance or Stuck Off
P0742 Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Circuit Stuck On
P0743 Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Circuit Electrical
Now i dont know a lot about automatics especially modern ones with all this fancy electronics thats used nowdays but i think its a fault with the temperature sensor for the gearbox.But where its located and what it looks like i have no idea it could even be mounted inside the gearbox .Sorry not a very good answer from a mechanic but?? very few of our europeon cars come with auto transmission .Evan when i do know whats wrong i cannot buy the parts for the gearbox as only re-con boxes supplied by the dealer so best advice is to try a specialist in auto box repairs only .PS some of my best students when i used to teach mechanics many moons ago were the girls so no excuses like iam only a girl please
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