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I have a '97 Saturn SL2 and just had the tranny rebuilt, but it still has the typical slam into reverse. It also has a tendency to downshift into 1st or 2nd and stay there revving the engine up to high rpm's... Is my issue a valve body one or did I get ripped off with the rebuilt tranny?

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I would take the car back. You paid too much to still have problems like this. If they offered you a valve body replacement and you turned down the offer. They should still repair or replace with out too much hassle. If you have to, and you can, park the car out front with a sign saying not a good repair and they will work with you quickly.

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