Question about 2004 Saturn VUE
My 5-speed is suddenly very hard to shift. Sometimes I have to actually use 2 hands to get it in gear.
You should probably check the shifter cable. I had the same thing happen and then I couldn't shift into 2nd, 4th, and reverse gears. Then the cable snapped and I had to replace it. Be careful "man-handling" the shifter. If you break the shift linkage at the base of the shifter it's about $45 from the dealership. It's cheap plastic and doesn't take much to break. If you really want to know if it's the shift cable and not the gearbox crank the engine, have someone hold the clutch, disconnect the shift cables from the box, and manually shift the gears. If they move smooth, it's probably your cable which would mean there's a kink in it somewhere. You can't fix that. Depending on the VIN you're looking at anywhere from $189 (what mine cost with tax) to a little over $200 (from the dealership brand new). Talk to the parts desk at a Saturn dealership and they can tell you which one you need. Hope this helps
Posted on Sep 09, 2008
I have a Saturn Vue 2002 with 5 speed manual transmission and I can't get it to go into any gear position from neutral when the car is turned on. With the car turned off I can use the clutch and get it to shift into any of the gear positions and if I put it in a gear position with the engine off and then turn it on with the clutch depressed it tries to take off meaning it is then in gear but I cant take it out until I turn the car off.
Is there some kind of relay or something electrical that has gone bad.
It seems like the linkage and everything is ok because with the car off I can go through all of the gears without difficulty but of course I don't know if I am really getting it into gear because the car is turned off.
Posted on Apr 11, 2012
I hope everyone had repaired their leaking Clutch slave cylinders by now on these Saturn Vue 5 speeds. That is the problem. The Clutch slave cylinder leaks causing the fluid level to get low and the then make the clutch not fully release to the point of some people breaking there shifter cables trying to overcome the resistance and make the trans shift.
Posted on Dec 04, 2014
Ive got the same problem ,i just replaced the piece that connects to the stickshift,junk yard 10 bucks ,now it takes an act of congress to shift,the cable costs 200 bucks,come on gm i bought the vehicle to drive ,not to replace parts and have you guys act like you got no idea wy its doing that.plastic parts what the hell were ya thinking,when you desighn parts leave a door open and get some fresh air!!!!!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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