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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
Category: Saturn
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Experience:  Owner at Carolina Auto Service & Sales , 20 years Experience in Foreign & Domestic vehicles
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When I start my car up I cant put it in gear after about 5

Customer Question

when I start my car up I cant put it in gear after about 5 or 6 second then my car goes to normal and I can put it in gear
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?
Customer: but I have parking lights but no headlights
JA: What is the model/year of your Saturn?
Customer: 2004 Saturn ion
JA: Are you fixing your Ion yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: well I had the altanater redone but the red wire going to the starter the little red wire going to the starter got red hot and I had to shut the car off but the altanater is good
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 9 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 9 months ago.

hey how are you

there is a shifter interlock solenoid supposed to release when press brake pedal ,do you hear it click ?

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Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 9 months ago.

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