Mechanics

IS IT MY TRANSMISSION?

1998 Saturn SW2 • 104,000 miles

I reciently jumped a curb and cracked the bottom (most forward)of my automatic transmision case. I have successfully stoped the leak using JB weld. The issue is, when I have the car in any foward gear; drive, 3rd, and 2nd. It runs/drives very rough. It shifts gears normally and my car runs fine in reverse. I believe I put the wrong transmission fluid in it. My reseach says I should have used Dexron III (replaced IIE), I put in 3.5 quarts of Dexron VI in it. I have also crushed in the bottom of my flex pipe on the exhaust(not sure how detromental that is). I dont know if I have damaged the transmission internally or if my flex pipe is the issue or wrong fluid type. I would like to note; sometimes when I check the fluid level, it reads none on the dipstick, then a few minutes later, its good. Thank you.
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Jamie.faulkner
October 4, 2011.



Crushed exhaust is a problem. Try breathing with someone closing off half your throat. It is similiar.
The jb weld is temporary fix at best and is not a permanent fix.
As far as being rough, it would have to be determined by a shop to see just how much damage you did.

Do you have collision insurance on your car? This would be covered if you did have it.

Roy

I agree with roy fixed that crushed down pipe and go from there and see what happens. Also you put the dextron VI in the transmission and thats a synthetic blend.I have seen synthetic fluid damge the transmissions clutches on those transmissions.I would get all the fluid out change the filter etc I recommend the multi vechile castrol fluid that replaces the dex 3 fluid I have used it in all my saturns familly and friends saturns and it works great. The fluid to use is the saturn fluid but thats harder to get these days.

Saturntech9
Oct 4, 2011.