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I have a 2003 Saturn LW300 with the V-6 and auto trans. My…

I have a 2003...

I have a 2003 Saturn LW300 with the V-6 and auto trans. My problem is some times when I move from a stop light or other stop the trans. shifts from 1st to 2nd hard and the engine light with engine pic comes on the dash and continues to shift this way until I stop the car and turn it off. I can restart and the light goes out and if don't accelerate to fast and let shift slowly it runs fine unless I try to punch it then it happens again. Any suggestions?

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?

The bulbs work fine and I have checked all fuses pulling them out one at time

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your LW300 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes , I changed the trans fluid and filter

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

I have had this car ayear with only 63000 mi. on it and have replaced the fuel filter, thermostat,fuel pump, spark plugs, air filter of course oil and filter

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3/21/2018
Chris (aka- Moose)
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Have you had a chance to get it scanned to see which codes are stored?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I have my own scanners (2) and neither show any thing. I have taken it to Orileys and same thing.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
ok when can he call

Most generic cheaper scan tools cannot access transmission related codes. A much better more expensive tool is needed. I know parts stores tools cannot do it. Do you know if your tool has the ability to monitor things going on in the transmission?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I don't know sorry

Once the light comes on, are all shifts harsh or just 1-2?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
you still there?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
all of them

Yes I am, and I waiting on your reply to my info request

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I believe I now have enough info to help on the phone and fulfill that request you asked for. Can I get your first name?

Chris

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Clyde Walker Thanks

Nice talking with you Clyde.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I'm very satisfied with Moose. I still have to work some problems but I think I got this problem fixed. Thanks Moose

You are welcome

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