Transmission

Tiny
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  • 2001 SATURN SC1
  • 1.9L
  • 4 CYL
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  • 172,309 MILES
My car suddenly is sluggish when taking off but then is fine.
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Friday, June 16th, 2017 AT 4:55 PM

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Tiny
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Is the engine revving okay as you attempt to drive off? Is it laboring? Does it preform okay when in drive and engine and transmission at normal operation temperature? Is it sluggish going up hills or dose the engine feel that it is over revving under load?
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Saturday, June 17th, 2017 AT 12:24 AM
Tiny
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It's just sluggish when starting off, I had the motor mounts replaced about a month ago and it was running fine, but now when I stop it takes forever to get going again
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Saturday, June 17th, 2017 AT 8:29 PM
Tiny
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I need to know what it is actually doing, look at the questions I posted on my original post and answer them a best you can please.
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Sunday, June 18th, 2017 AT 12:54 AM
Tiny
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Everything is working fine once it gets going, it's the taking off part. I get in it starts right up and revs fine, it just won't go until its at 3rpm or almost 30miles
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Sunday, June 18th, 2017 AT 8:56 AM
Tiny
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Just to add to this one have you had the computer checked for codes yet?Also if it's just a general lack of power you could have a plugged cat.On that car the cat in the exhaust manifold breaks loose and cloths up the exhaust down pipe right off the exhaust manifold.The other cat under the car can also get clogged up as well.Just a general lack of power in that car I would suspect a plugged cat.Also have you ever changed the fuel filter?They get changed every 100,000 miles and by them there very restricted.

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Sunday, June 18th, 2017 AT 10:48 AM
Tiny
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I took it to 2 shops and they both said it was the transmission? But didn't run tests, I was thinking the cat to or fuel filter as well
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Sunday, June 18th, 2017 AT 10:52 AM
Tiny
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If it was the transmission it could go into limp mode and it would stay in 2nd gear and never shift. Does it feel like it's staying in 2nd and not shifting?
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Sunday, June 18th, 2017 AT 10:55 AM
Tiny
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No once I get going it's fine
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Sunday, June 18th, 2017 AT 10:56 AM
Tiny
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Then it's not the transmission if it's shifting.
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Sunday, June 18th, 2017 AT 10:57 AM
Tiny
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Like if I have to stop at a red light, stop sign, or the stop and go crap it takes off sluggish. But if I just go with traffic it drives completely normal
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Sunday, June 18th, 2017 AT 10:58 AM
Tiny
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I would suspect a plugged cat the car has two.
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Sunday, June 18th, 2017 AT 11:01 AM

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