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I have a 1995 Saturn SL with 118K miles. It jolts when

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I have a 1995 Saturn SL with 118K miles. It jolts when changing gears from 1st to 2nd. Is this a timing problem that can be fixed?
JA: Do you know your ignition timing number? How many miles are on the car?
Customer: No, where would I find that number? It has 118,000 miles on it. It was running fine until I took it to a dealership with a overheating problem which was finally fixed, but when I picked it up it now has this jolt with gear change.
JA: Are you fixing your SL yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: It is a great low milage car for its age.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  StLouisWayne replied 10 months ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be helping you today.

It sounds to me like a transmission problem. Is the check engine light on?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No, it has come on and I took it to Friday Motors here in Taos, a GM dealer and they did a tune up. It was not jolting before that.
Expert:  StLouisWayne replied 10 months ago.

What all did the tuneup consist of?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I have to go, please email me - tune up consisted of two pages of charges over $1,000 - I took it in because it was overheating and they did not solve that problem because it was an electrical problem. they installed a new computer and sensor, but still could not fix it so I took it to another mechantic who fixed it, except for the jolt that was caused by the dealership mechanics.
Expert:  StLouisWayne replied 10 months ago.

OK. Let me know when you are available and we can continue this conversation and try to figure out what is going on.