Shifting problem 98 SL2

Discussion in 'Saturn S-series' started by Jake, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. Jake

    Jake Guest

    My 98 SL2 seems to have trouble down-shifting, or at least it has trouble
    deciding to down-shift.

    When I go up a good sized hill the car boggs down and I give it more
    throttle to maintain speed. I end up going all the way to the floor before
    the transmission will do anything and the car violently shifts down 2 or 3

    I have been to the retailer a couple of times for this. They had no answer
    the first time. The second time I went in they basically told me that the
    car needed to driven harder (which can't be the case) because of being
    "carboned-up". It apparantly wasn't giving any codes for whatever is going

    Is there a possibility that there is no tranny problem and it's more a
    throttle position sensor issue? or maybe another transmission control part?

    Any advice would be great.
    Jake, Oct 30, 2003
  2. Jake

    Kelly Guest

    You can try cleaning out the throttle body, the stuff comes in a can, and
    spray into the throttle, while revving the engine.
    Kelly, Oct 30, 2003
  3. Jake

    Napalm Heart Guest

    There have been posts here referencing valve body problems. You might
    try some Google Group searches and/or contacting Joey at
    . My long-distance guess is that the
    problem might be more in this direction than in the engine.

    Napalm Heart, Oct 31, 2003
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