problem: 2002 SL2 5speed cannot manipulate shifter out of 4th gear, move shifter: dosent respond

Discussion in 'Saturn S-series' started by andres.luengas, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. i was driving my SL2 to school and i stopped at light. when i tried to
    pull in it seemed that i couldnt get any response from the shifter.
    when i engaged the clutch to move foreward it whinnied like i was
    trying to start in 4th gear what. no matter what i do to the shift
    lever it wont change gear or come out of fourth! what can i do, do i
    have to replace the whole transaxle!?!?
    andres.luengas, Oct 5, 2005
  2. andres.luengas

    Lane Guest

    There is a small metal clip that connects the shift cables to the
    transmission. I believe that the cables are also held onto the shifter in
    your center console with similar clips. Also, sometimes those cables can
    break (not as likely, but a possibility). You may want to check these items
    before thinking you need a new transmission.

    It is a possibility that the clutch slave cylinder went out, but it is less
    likely than those clips.

    Lane [ lane (at) ]
    Lane, Oct 5, 2005
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