But as discussed on Car Talk many shops don't like dealing with it. Parts are available to be replaced. I have taken it to two gm certified mechanics whom tell me that it is two separate things that need to be fixed. The manufacturer was not contacted. Vehicle is front wheel only until shaft repaired.
Was advised to definitely replace the downstream O2 sensor, but was told that the upstream O2 sensor and catalytic converter could repair themselves after running a while. Thanks for the reply, though. Have the same problem at the moment! At what point will gm take these dangerous 2002-2005 cars off the road?. Good luck, and happy fixing. What do we do now since our warranty is not valid and we can't afford to have it fixed.
Turns out the problem was the fact that the egineers thought it would be a great idea to make the manual shifting in the Saturn hydrolic!!!! Have the same problem at the moment! The car did not want to climb the hills, some times mountains. I purchased a used 2003 Saturn Vue 2. If it's own price is way more expensive. Is this something someone not very mechanically inclined should attempt on their own? This problem happened intermittently for a few weeks. I read that it was behind the brake reservoir but was still unable to find it. Instead I did what this guy suggests.
The second transmission lasted approximately a year. I had the same thing happen and then I couldn't shift into 2nd, 4th, and reverse gears. Mainly, because I notice that the 2004 Saturn Vue is still being sold by dealers when they know of the transmission problems with this vehicle. The transmission must be at operating temperature on a level surface and the engine running, you then remove the plug and add new fluid in the fill hole until it runs out the removed plug. Repair not made, but vehicle was traded in and another vehicle purchased. I'm sure I'm not the only one.
We have had the vehicle looked at several times and have also attempted to contact gm. The pictures and notes explain most of this. I've noticed when people fist or force the shifter into gear it wears heavier on the synchronizers. The vehicle has always been very difficult to get into gear at times, even after repairs have been done to fix the manual transmission. I only have 60,000 miles on my vehicle.
She stated while driving at unknown speeds, the vehicle began to lose power and decelerated. Data is provided to help you in determining particular model of your current transmission along with the individual parts that are offered to help you with all your rebuilding efforts. It had a 3 month power tam waruntee. I am the original owner and was never notified of a highly apparent know defect. Could this be a issue of lubrication? They think it's a different problem. It happened to be memorial day weekend so I couldn't take my car back in right away. Took it in on the following Wednesday, mind you I got it back on Friday night.
I brought my car new and never received any information on a recall. This has happened twice in less than 4. Replaced both wheel bearings under warranty. Many americans are feeling the financial pull with out gm screwing us, I really don't need to be treated like this. As you can see there is plenty of room for the ball joint to slip in to the socket. I've noticed when people fist or force the shifter into gear it wears heavier on the synchronizers.
Tried to take to independent garage to have repair performed, and upon pickup at dealership both clips were apparently so bad that no linkage between shifter and transmission now exists. The failure mileage was 82,400. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who advised the contact to have the transmission replaced. Is this something someone not very mechanically inclined should attempt on their own? I am concerned that it could be a slave cyclinder or a binding cable. The car has 53,076 miles on it and the transmission went without warning. Replaced converter and filter Shuttering while coasting.