1996 Saturn SL1 TRANSMISSION WILL NOT GO INTO 2CD 4TH OR RE

Tiny
GREGNM
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  • 1996 SATURN SL1
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 185,000 MILES
I HAVE NEW CABLES, TRANNY WAS WORKING FOR A FEW WEEKS NOW WILL NOT GO INTO 2CD 4TH OR REVERSE, CABLES ARE STILL GOOD, COULD THE SHIFT ITSELF BE WORN? I HAD THIS QUESTION POSTED WRONG EARLIER
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Saturday, August 21st, 2010 AT 7:33 PM

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Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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First of all thank you so much for your donation. Is the shifter feel tight or is it all sloppy?Also on the transmission I want you to make sure that the cables still have the H shaped clip's holding it on the transmission. Also that the smaller clip's are holding the cable end's in place on the transmission. Now pop out the cup holder buy the cig lighter and look under the shifter and make sure the cable's are both connected to the bottom of the shifter. Also when you posted the 1991 SL1 is this same car you are referring to?If I know that then I can delete the 1991 SL1 question so the other moderator's don't get confused.
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Saturday, August 21st, 2010 AT 8:42 PM
Tiny
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YES THIS IS THE SAME CAR SYOU CAN DELETE THE 1991 QUESTION. THER CABLES ARE HOOKED UP ON BOTH ENDS, THE CABLES ARE NOT BROKEN. I HAVE NO PROBLEM AT ALL GOING INTO 1ST 3RD OR 5TH GEAR, ITS THE BOTTOM GEARS 2CD 4TH REVERSE ON THE SIFT WILL NOT GO INTO, SEEMS TO STAY IN NETRUAL.
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Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 AT 8:16 AM
Tiny
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When you shift into 2nd 4th and reverse can you see on the transmission it shift into those gear's?Also can you feel and hear it shift into those gear's?Why did you change the cable's to begin with?
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Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 AT 10:42 AM
Tiny
GREGNM
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I CHANGED THE CABLE BECAUSE IT WAS BROKEN SOME WEEKS BACK, WHEN LOOKING AT THE TRANSMISSON THE TOP CABLE THE WHITE ONE DOES NOT APPER TO MOVE MUCH, THE BOTTOM CABLE BLACK MOVES ALOTT. IT DOES NOT FEEL LIKE IT IS SHIFTING INTO THE PROPLEM GEARS
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Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 AT 11:00 AM
Tiny
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If the cables are good and attached and the shifter is tight and not broken then it's looking more like you have some transmission problem. That's all that is left when you take the other stuff away. So make sure all that stuff is good because you want to make sure before you start looking at the transmission.
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Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 AT 11:24 AM

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