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I have 2004 Saturn Vue 2.2L 4 cylinder engine, front wheel

Customer Question

Hi, I have 2004 Saturn Vue 2.2L 4 cylinder engine, front wheel drive, automatic transmission. I can shift into gears but car doesn't move at all, forward nor backward
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 1 year ago.

how is the fluid?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
this car doesn't have dip stick for transmission fluid, I checked reservoir behind fuse box, don't see any fluid inside, in addition there are no leaks. Could it be torque converter or transmission itself? Or just replace transmission oil? Check engine light is not on
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 1 year ago.

any codes?

Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 1 year ago.

it does have a dipstick

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no codes so far, where I can locate dipstick for this automatic transmission?
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 1 year ago.

see attached pic

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
this picture not for my car, I have 2004 Saturn Vue 2.2L 4 cylinder automatic FWD. See attached file
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 1 year ago.

ok you can check the torq converter to see f its stripped..but these cvts are not rebuildable ad very very very prone for failure

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
how I can check torque converter? should I try to flush transmission?
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 1 year ago.

a flush usually does no good... the only way to check for a stripped converter is removal... they are not common for this..its likely a cvt belt failure here is the tsb.....these units are common for failure I don't know any tranny shop or dealer that will open them up and repair them

TECHNICAL

Subject:
No Movement in Drive or Reverse with or without DTC P0741, P0742, P0841, P1756, P1758, or P1882 (Replace Case Cover Assembly and Filter)

Models:
2002 Saturn VUE - Retrofitted with a 2003 or 2004 VT25E (VTi) Transaxle (RPO M16/M75)
2003-2004 Saturn ION
2003-2005 Saturn VUE

with VT25E (VTi) Transaxle (RPO M16/M75)

Supercede:

This bulletin is being revised to add additional Correction information. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 04-07-30-024D (Section 07 - Transmission/Transaxle).

Condition

Some customers may comment on the vehicle not moving in the "D" (Drive) or "R" (Reverse) gear selection positions. In many cases, the transaxle will also produce an audible grind or whine noise when attempting to operate in drive or reverse. The Service Engine Soon (SES) telltale may be illuminated with DTCs P0741, P0742, P0841, P1756, P1758, or P1882 set.

Cause

This condition may occur when the VT25E transaxle belt has malfunctioned.

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