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I have a 2007 saturn im having problem with thecar as when i

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I have a 2007 saturn im having problem with thecar as when i drive it loses power n drives real slow n the transmission cap isnt staying closed andleaks all the trani oil. What would of started that problem
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: GM
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 9 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner past midnight.

Any warning lights on?

Are you losing engine or transaxle power?

When you say trans cap are you referring to the dipstick?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Also when im driving its starts to pull back and when the transmission cap get lose. And yes the dip stick and the check engine light buts thats been on since we bought it
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I think its transaxle power
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 9 months ago.

Any way you can get it scanned to see which codes are stored?

When it drives slow is the engine unable to rev up or is ot reving high but speed is not increasing?

Does this only occur once the trans gets hot?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
when it gets hot and it rev high but no speed is there a place i can buy a trani dip stick dose it that even have to do part of it
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 9 months ago.

What model Saturn is this?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
2007 saturn aura GM
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 9 months ago.


Losing trans oil from the dipstick tube means the tube is damaged or not fully seated. If those are fine then it is being blown out from the trans overheating or the vent restricted. So the next step is a scan tool to monitor the trans oil temp to see if its getting significantly higher than engine coolant temp. This would mean the hydraulic cooling circuit is faulty, the converter clutch is slipping, the trans has a clutch or band slipping internally. At the same time the temp is monitored you need to see which codes are stored. Since you stated it revs up high but does not increase speed, that falls in line with a clutch slipping and overheating.


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Thanks Chris

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
That explians alot then just going by what ppl say
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
where can i buy the cap for t he transmission
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 9 months ago.

This is a dealer only part. It needs to come from a dealer or online dealer store.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 9 months ago.

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Thanks Chris