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Experience:  16 yrs. experience with auto, manual, & CVT drivelines
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Extremely soft shifting its a ls100 with a 3 liter v6, no

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extremely soft shifting its a ls100 with a 3 liter v6
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?
Customer: no leaks but the fluid was burned to a crisp. I changed the filter and fluid, replaced the ATF with B&M trick shift and that helped tremdously. Just picked up the car for my 91yo mother the trans is probably the original to the car and has 90,000 on the clock.
JA: What is the model of your '90 Saturn?
Customer: its a 2001 sl1oo or ls100
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Changing fluid and filter , replacing atf with b&m trickshift. that got rid of most of the problem. but it only shifts solidly when I let off the gas peddle.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: had the car for a month and it seems to work better the more I drive it.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 11 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner past midnight.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
where is the fluid pressure regulator?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I'm crippled and not up to going upstairs for the phone, thanks anyway. I'll just go to the library.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 11 months ago.

A soft shift is a shift that takes a long time to complete and the engine is noticed reving up between shifts. Is this what you are experiencing? Which shifts have this issue?

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 11 months ago.

Hello again Chris here,

  • Sorry you were not pleased with my help.
  • What would you like to do regarding your question now.
  • This post is coming up on the 7 day mark where it times out. When a post times out, that means it's no longer on my active list (you reply and I may never know it.)

Thanks Chris

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
All shifts are weak and slow, unless I let off the gas then the shift is immediate and solid
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
My card has been charged two times and I've not got a good answer, $26 more to talk is more than I'll spend, I'd l;ike my money refunded and I'll search a Mitchell manual in the library. Thank you.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 10 months ago.

Sending in your request now. Sorry you were not able to respond 6 days ago.