1999 Saturn SL1 shifting problems

Tiny
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  • 1999 SATURN SL1
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,049 MILES
I just got a used tranny with 90K km on it to replace my old one and had Canadian tire put it in for me the problem is it bangs when put from park to reverse but if I shift from park to drive and then to reverse it dose not bang and jerk. And also I have no low gears I shift from drive to 3 or 2 it acts like its still in drive it does not down shift at all, but run smoother then anything in drive also shifting from (n) to (d) it stays in (n) I have to almost go 3 for it to
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Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 AT 7:39 PM

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Tiny
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So are you in canada? What yr and model car did u get the transmission from? Do you have any codes u should with all the problems ur having with it. What do u mean u had Canadian tire put in? Let me know.
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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 AT 10:14 AM
Tiny
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Yes I am in canada. And canadian tire is a shop and they put the used tranny in for me. I am pretty sure its the same make and model ill call the guy I got it off and reply to you but I a 99% its the same make and model and the codes I can check on the codes a buddy of mine had the rig to plug into the cars comp. Any ideas in the mean time would be very helpful
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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 AT 8:07 PM
Tiny
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Isn't there any kind of warranty on the transmission they installed at that candian tire place?Also I need u to open ur hood look down by ur coilpacks and where ur engine and transmission meet on each edge where they meet there will be a vin number right each one down the one for the engine and the one for the transmission and give them to me that will tell me some stuff that will be helpfull. Let me know.
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Friday, February 19th, 2010 AT 11:56 AM
Tiny
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I found the vin for the tranny but cant find one on the engien heres the trannys 822167396. I have my old tranny for parts to could it be a bad solanoide and wile I was under the hood I checked the fluid it look a bit hazey like not clear red but alittel milky thats not normal is it its spose to be all new fulid and a new filter I know I was charged for it
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Friday, February 19th, 2010 AT 12:27 PM
Tiny
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Friday, February 19th, 2010 AT 3:03 PM
Tiny
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That's not ur transmission vin it will have letters and numbers like ur car has. If the fluid is milky sounds like it has possibley water in the fluid if it's sliver grey means it has metal in it. Ur problem is much worse then a solindo iam factory trained on these cars. There's no warranty on this transmission?Let me know.
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Friday, February 19th, 2010 AT 3:10 PM
Tiny
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Thats the only number I could find. I call the used part dealer today and he said the car was a complet match year model and s.O.H.C auto. Should I change the fulid I just had it but in like 2 days ago and there is a warnnty like is it something to do with the vale body
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Friday, February 19th, 2010 AT 6:37 PM
Tiny
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Because I have a spare out of my old one should I open the valve body cap and take I look around I have replaced solanoieds befor I know what gose were and I can caompare to the good valve body I have out side the car
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Friday, February 19th, 2010 AT 6:48 PM
Tiny
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Usually when you have a bad valve body you get a delayed reverse or hard shifting into gears or set a p0733 or p0734 codes. What you are describing here doesnt sound like a valve body issue. Were u able to get those transmission codes u should have plenty of them. I dont see why you dont take it back to where u bought the transmission and have them warranty it. Before you go changing the fluid valve body all that then they will say its your fault why the transmission is messed up. What was wrong with your old transmission?
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Saturday, February 20th, 2010 AT 11:36 AM
Tiny
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My old one had a pin come lose and got cought in the gears and blew a hole in to the place were the torq converter is evarthing else is fine far as I know. The shop that put it in for me said it could be a modjul problem and could work it self out but I dont get y it stays in drive when I shift done to low gear if feel really lose wheni shift down and y dose it not bang when I put it from drive into reverse its lik they hooked up right
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Saturday, February 20th, 2010 AT 2:36 PM
Tiny
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My old one had a pin come loose and got cought in the gears and blew a hole in to the place were the torq converter is evarthing else is fine far as I know. The shop that put it in for me said it could be a modjul problem and could work it self out but I dont get why it stays in drive when I shift done to low gear if feel really lose when I shift down and y dose it not bang when I put it from drive into reverse its like they didnt hook something up
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Saturday, February 20th, 2010 AT 2:39 PM
Tiny
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Its not the module the only thing that controls the trans shifting is the trans computer which is combined with your engine computer if your old trans shifted ok with the computer before the blow up then why would it be the computer. As far as working it's self out that's not going to happen with the murky fluid and the way it doesn't shift it has a big problem. Don't u have a better business bureau up there that u can file a compliant against them it sound like they ripped u off. If there is a warranty I would ask for a different trans or it repaired to operate as designed. Let me know.
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Saturday, February 20th, 2010 AT 7:50 PM

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