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It will not shift into reverse when warm and shifts at wrong…

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It will not shift...

It will not shift into reverse when warm and shifts at wrong times

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?

No leaking don't know the age just got it last month was told by past owner that he put the wrong Transmission Shaft Speed Senson on it

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

1999 sl

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

Replaced shift cable and shift control unit inside car

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

Not that I can think of

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Saturn
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Saturn Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago
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if you jack the vehicle up off the ground and disengage the shift cable at the transmission do you get reverse when mannualy shifting it at the trans? have you checked fluid yet? are you getting a check engine light?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Don't know on the 1st question. Checked the fluid it had to much so we drained some out. Yes I do have check engine light
Saturn Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

You may have some codes in the computer that will help us determine if something more is going on in the trans , do you have access to a scanner?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I can get access to one in the morning
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Would a wrong or failing Transmission Shaft Speed Sensor cause the problems it is having
Saturn Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

ok good let me know what the codes are, ill be on after lunch and we can go from there

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
ok do i just come back to this page
Saturn Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

I dont think so let me look that up to be 100%, did it get damaged?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
no damage that I know of
Saturn Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

yes you can access it from your email or your just answers account

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The warmer the car the more problems Yesterday after driving parked it got back in in less than 5 mins it would not shift at all had to wait for the car to cool down before it would shift at all
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
thank you I will run the codes and post them as soon as I have them
Saturn Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

sure thing! talk to you tomorrow!

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Codes - P0732 Gear 2 Incorrect Ratio P0706 Tranny Range Sensor A Circuit Range/ Performance
Saturn Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

Ok so if your fluid level is good and the pan is clean , with the p0732 looks like you will need to have the pcm reprogrammed, the 706 should be just a secondary code caused by the 732 and after reprogrammed should go away as well

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
reprogramming will fix the tranny problems
Saturn Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

It should yes, according to that code its not reading the sensors correctly and telling it the wrong thing to do because the programing is out of wack

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
will resetting the codes do it
Saturn Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

no they will just come back, it should be programed

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