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2005 Saturn Ion Manual. shifts fine in 1 and 2. does not go

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2005 Saturn Ion Manual. shifts fine in 1 and 2. does not go all the way into gear for 3 and 4. Teeth seem to barely touch. is this adjustable?
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?
Customer: original trans and why the brake switch?
JA: Are you fixing your Ion yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes and have tried nothing.. I am regional director for Wounded Warriors PNW. This is a donated car we would like to fix and give to a returning disabled veteran
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I don't think so
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  Super mechanic replied 8 months ago.

Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** you for visiting the site, I am reviewing your question and will reply shortly, thanks.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  Super mechanic replied 8 months ago.

The shifter cable for 3 and 4 is adjustable. That would be the first thing to do to make sure it's not in the trans.

Let me see if I have some good instructions for that, BRB

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  Super mechanic replied 8 months ago.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I will give this a try
Expert:  Super mechanic replied 8 months ago.

You’re welcome and please come again, anytime, thanks.



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