Saturn Vue. Transmission, surging

Tiny
PANDORAFERP
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  • 2003 SATURN VUE
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
Rpm surging transmission not going in gear add one quart and inproved but coming to stop sign went into nutural and grabed hard but was ok ather that and then started surging again from 2 to 3 and will not go into over drive. No way to check fluid level
should we add more. Can find any leaks. Its a saturn vue 2003 is it hidrolic tran. Or electric? Thank you !
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Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 AT 3:03 PM

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Tiny
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I need you to go to a auto part's store like auto zone and have them scan the car for code's and let me know the exact code number's you have. So you have the 2.2L automatic vue?
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Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 AT 4:53 PM
Tiny
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Code is p1758 they say I need a new tran. And it will cost 4200
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Friday, January 28th, 2011 AT 4:03 PM
Tiny
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Here is a bulletin on that code I would also have the line pressure in the transmission tested I have seen a few bad pump's and bad valve body's causing bad side cover's. It is a expensive repair though.

Bulletin No: 04-07-30-024E

Date: June 09, 2006

TECHNICAL
Subject:
No Movement in Drive or Reverse with or without DTC P0741, P0742, P0841, P1756, P1758, or P1882 (Replace Case Cover Assembly and Filter)

Models:
2002 Saturn VUE - Retrofitted with a 2003 or 2004 VT25E (VTi) Transaxle (RPO M16/M75)
2003-2004 Saturn ION
2003-2005 Saturn VUE

with VT25E (VTi) Transaxle (RPO M16/M75)

Supercede:

This bulletin is being revised to add additional Correction information. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 04-07-30-024D (Section 07 - Transmission/Transaxle).

Condition

Some customers may comment on the vehicle not moving in the "D" (Drive) or "R" (Reverse) gear selection positions. In many cases, the transaxle will also produce an audible grind or whine noise when attempting to operate in drive or reverse. The Service Engine Soon (SES) telltale may be illuminated with DTCs P0741, P0742, P0841, P1756, P1758, or P1882 set.

Cause

This condition may occur when the VT25E transaxle belt has malfunctioned.

Correction
1. Disassemble and clean debris from the transaxle.

2. Inspect the front differential transfer gear, drive pinion gear and the front differential carrier ring gear for excessive wear or damage.

3. Inspect the bearing assemblies on the front differential transfer gear for damage or wear. If a bearing assembly needs replacement, refer to Front Differential Transfer Gear Bearing and Cup Replacement in SI.

4. Inspect the drive pinion bearing cup on the transmission case assembly for damage or wear. If the bearing cup needs replacement, refer to Front Differential Transfer Gear Bearing and Cup Replacement in SI.

5. Inspect the drive pinion gear bearing cup on the torque converter and differential housing assembly for damage or wear. If the bearing cup needs replacement, refer to Front Differential Transfer Gear Bearing and Cup Replacement in SI.

6. Place the front differential carrier and the front differential transfer gear into the housing.

7. Rotate the differential housing several times in both directions to check for knocking, gear bind or movement caused by small areas of damage (nicks/chips) on the gears. If the gears do not rotate smoothly, replace the differential carrier and the transfer gear. Refer to Front Differential Carrier Removal and Front Differential Transfer Gear Removal in SI.

8. Re-assemble the transaxle with a new case cover assembly. Refer to Case Cover Assembly Installation in SI.

9. Flush the cooler lines using the flushing procedures in Corporate Bulletin Number 03-07-30-022.

10. Install the transaxle in the vehicle. Refer to Transmission Replacement in SI.
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Saturday, January 29th, 2011 AT 5:03 PM

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