1993 Saturn SL2 my car when tring to get out of snow please

Tiny
ASMRTNICK
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  • 1993 SATURN SL2
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
This morning I was tring to get out of my driveway the snow was as high as my car and I was stuck a little I wasnt reving my car hard or for very long at all and when it started to move all of a sudden it made a loud sound under the hood it sounded like a loud fan almost so I turned it off and then back on when I tried to put it into gear it wouldnt go it was makin a loud grindin sound I never heard befor my car had no problems prier to this the only thing was not to long ago someone told me they thought my lifter one of them was goin bad but there was snow under my car too that I didnt notice till after wards we know it is probably the transmission but what on it and how did it happen when I was barley movin my car another thing with the hood up when we put it in gear the whole engine and under it shook bad like it was loose or out of place it never did that befor please help me if u have any more questions please email me at ashley. Smartnick@yahoo. Com
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Saturday, February 6th, 2010 AT 7:19 AM

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Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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Well I would have to take a guess at what happen because iam not there to see what damaged u caused but from what u describe u probably sheared ur differntial roll pin. To repair it u would take the transmission out replace just the differntial as long as there is no other damage.I have seen that differntial come apart and come right thru the transmission case then u would need a case too. The reason this happens is when u slip in the snow or ice u get alot of rpms on ur output shaft in ur transmission which turns ur diff then when u get traction it causes alot of stress to that diff pin which is the weakest link then snap. Well let me know what they find iam pretty sure iam right. Might be cheaper to find a used transmission then fix that one.
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Saturday, February 6th, 2010 AT 2:36 PM
Tiny
ASMRTNICK
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I havent looked under it yet the snow is so bad but a few people said it sounded like I broke my cv axel I am not sure I know it could be a million things u wont know intill u look but I wanted to get you opion on that do u think it is possible that it is that I dont know nothing bout cars but it sounds like its somin bad thats all I know write back please if it is the pin is it expensive and how long will it take to do?
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Sunday, February 7th, 2010 AT 11:16 AM
Tiny
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I doubt its the axel there pretty strong when one breaks u atleast have one wheel spinning.U said nothing happens in gear thats most likely the differntial I have seen alot of them fail under the conditions u mentioned.I have replaed alot of them and even the cases from the pieces of the diff come thru it. Its 16.6hrs labor times the labor rate of the shop which is usually 80-100 per hr. Plus alignment its over 400 just for the diff plus gaskets fluid sealer etc. Pretty expensive thats why I said it might be alot cheaper just to put a used trans in it. Without seeing it or alot more details thats the best I can tell u right now. Iam factory trained in these trans by saturn I know them really well and have been inside alot of them. Let me know how it goes and what u find.
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Sunday, February 7th, 2010 AT 11:50 AM

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