1998 Saturn SL1

Tiny
JARVIS CORLEY
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  • 1998 SATURN SL1
Transmission problem
1998 Saturn SL1 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

i have a 1998 saturn and I brought it from a friend and he was having transmisson problems. I brought another one and it stays in the high gear. This happen on both transmissions. What can I do to fix this problem? Its a pretty good car the engine runs really good and and its very clean and I dont want to get rid of it. So please tell me something on what I can do to fix this problem without taking this transmission out the car again.
and what are the chances this transmission going out.
or do you know if saturn had problems with there transmission.
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 AT 1:50 AM

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Tiny
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So it stay's in high gear it won't down shift into the lower gear's?Do you have any code's?
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 AT 2:00 AM
Tiny
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No I dont have the code yet im going to get the code for thAT tomorrow. A friend has a code reader so maybe be can tell me what it is.
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 AT 2:08 AM
Tiny
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Do you have any suggestion just off the top of the head
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 AT 2:09 AM
Tiny
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With the little info I have so far not really the more detail the better. Keep this in mind I can't test drive your car to see how it's shifting or check it for code's etc.I asked you if you were saying it stay's in like 4th gear and won't down shift when it's supposed too?Also does it shift hard or slip etc?Does it shift better cold etc?Paint me a picture in my mind.
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 AT 2:18 AM
Tiny
GARY IN ST. CHARLES
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I have a 1999 Saturn sl2 doing the same thing. It is in a high gear and won't up shift or down shift, not even manually. It has codes 782 &783.
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Monday, January 16th, 2017 AT 6:37 PM
Tiny
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Could you please start your own question it makes it difficult to start a new question on someone else's question. Just to confusing for me and other users searching questions to help them. Start the question with this one is for Saturn Tech9 then they will leave it for me. Iam the Saturn factory trained tech on this site.
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Monday, January 16th, 2017 AT 7:36 PM
Tiny
GARY IN ST. CHARLES
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I have a 1999 Saturn sl2. It starts out very sluggish like it's in 3rd or 4th gear. It does not shift up or down not even manually. It has a 782 & a 783 code both referring to ratio problem.
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Monday, January 16th, 2017 AT 7:46 PM
Tiny
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Again please start your own question not on someone else's question but your own question.
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Monday, January 16th, 2017 AT 8:32 PM
Tiny
GARY IN ST. CHARLES
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I guess I don't know what you want. I just described what my car is doing. It won't shift up or down and it feels like it starts out in 3rd or 4th gear very slavishly and has a code 782 & 783 telling me it has ratio problems. It will not shift up or down manually as I drive it.
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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 6:59 PM
Tiny
GARY IN ST. CHARLES
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This question is for Saturn tech9. I have a 1999 Saturn sl2. The trans seems to be starting out in a high gear and won't shift up or down automatically or manually.
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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 7:52 PM
Tiny
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I want you to start your own question not on this question. That's what Iam asking you to do.
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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 8:52 PM
Tiny
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Go to your account and click the link there that says ask a question. Then ask your question.
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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 8:53 PM

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