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Every once in a while the transmission stays in first gear…

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Every once in a...

Every once in a while the transmission stays in first gear and tiptronic does not work. Turn off car and start over and will work again. Also occasionally everyting is dead. Move wire by battery and all works again.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the level of your transmission fluid? Is it bright red, or is it dirty?

No.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Saturn?

2008 XR

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes. Checked electrical connections.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Just that problems are intermittent.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Saturn
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Saturn Mechanic: Ronnie, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago
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Saturn Mechanic: Ronnie, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

If your able to move the wires at the battery to get the system to come alive again then you are dealing with a poor connection and that could effect all the problems you are having. Your going to need to start with trying to isolate the connection concern first. If you grab each wire one at a time are you able to duplicate the loss power? Also you will want to remove both battery cables to make sure the connections are clean and tight once you reinstall them. Let see if we can isolate the loos and or poor connection and we can work from there.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Connections are good. I move the thick wire connected to battery ground and it solves the issue when everything is dead however it doesn't affect the transmission issue. Could it be a ground issue with the ECM?
Saturn Mechanic: Ronnie, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

It is likely if you are loosing the ground at the battery. Have to remove this ground cable and taken a close look at it to be sure your not dealing with a corrosion issue? A bad battery ground can effect all grounds as well.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I will check again. Thanks.
Saturn Mechanic: Ronnie, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

Please do, and let me know the results and we can work from there.

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