Saturntech9, Check this out! OK OK, so I was looking into changing the valve body however when I went to pick up the car I decided to drive it for the next week really get a feel for it, plus I have always had a love for Saturn since it was the first new car I bought. Anyways the battery that was in it was bad I mean bad so I put in a used battery & ***here is the thing*** it wasn't shifting as hard, still had a slight bump/kick but not as hard now from 3rd gear to 4th or 2nd to 3rd the car seemed to be confused also let me say that the car had a high idle 1200 rpm this was normal at this point with a chatter to it (sounds like timing chain has slack in it) ok so I drive it when it had a hard time shifting from 3rd to 4th etc it would run around 4000 rpm so one day I shut the car off in N of course wait then restate placed in D while driving & dang it she is running perfect & smooth!
Now I do this a few times over the next few days, remember the used batter, LOL well I got a new one today put it in no difference in idle driving just the same, then about 15 minutes into my 25 minute drive home I put in N shut it off do the dance OK were good, I come to a Stop sign the car sounds like she is going to die. I get on the gas & she again shifts perfect & running the same. I pull into the driveway & she is idling around 800 rpm no chain clatter etc. Still was shifting a little hard but things improved with the new battery. I am wondering if maybe the computer got reset or something. I am really looking forward to hearing your thoughts.
Also I am going to chaining the timing chain, gears, valve gasket, full tune up with all new fluids etc. In about 2 weeks.
Thursday, October 13th, 2016 AT 5:25 PM