trans fails when hot. fine when cold?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by FubarSaturn, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. FubarSaturn

    FubarSaturn Guest

    '96 saturn with 140,000 miles. When the engine is cold, the trans is fine,
    or if I'm on the highway and maintaining a constant high speed, its fine.
    But if I'm in stop and go traffic for over thirty minutes it will not
    shift into fourth gear. eventually all but the first gear will go. Had
    the service engine light checked and it said that I had an icorrect gear
    ratio. I have all of the saturn service manuals for this car and they
    don't say anything about athe gear ratio. If anybody knows what to do it
    would be a great help.
    FubarSaturn, Jun 22, 2004
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    Napalm Heart Guest

    Do a Google search of this group for "valve body".

    Napalm Heart, Jun 23, 2004
  3. The trouble is, by now the dammage is done, and he's got toasted
    clutches :(
    Philip Nasadowski, Jun 23, 2004
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    Mason121 Guest

    wrote:>96 saturn with 140,000 miles. When the engine is cold, the trans is
    Hello, My 97 SC2 had a trans. problem similar. The difference was the car
    wouldn`t start in first gear then not in second gear. Took it to the dealer
    and it seems the wiring harness going into the trans. was wound so tight with
    tape that when it got hot the wires inside the tape
    fused into one another causing a short.
    Thus the trans. prob. They replaced the wire harness and the problem went
    Hope this helps.
    Mason121, Jun 24, 2004
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