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Saturn Outlook, Transmission, SUV
#362 of 689 Re: 2007 Outlook Transmission [integrityplz]
Jul 18, 2012 (6:17 pm)
just a little info i found.
Bulletin No.: 09-07-30-012A
Date: January 12, 2010
Subject: No Reverse, 3rd or 5th, Check Engine Light Illuminated, DTC P0776 (Replace 3-5 Reverse Clutch Plate (Waved)
2008-2009 Buick Enclave
2008-2009 Chevrolet Equinox, Malibu
2009 Chevrolet Traverse
2007-2009 GMC Acadia
2007-2009 Pontiac G6
2008-2009 Pontiac Torrent
2007-2009 Saturn AURA, OUTLOOK
2008-2009 Saturn VUE
All Equipped with 6T70/75 6-Speed Automatic Transmission (RPOs MH2, MH4, MH6 or MY9)
Read more: 60 mph, engine reved momentarily then dropped..slowed..20 mph - JustAnswer http://www.justanswer.com/saturn/4d6be-60-mph-engine-reved-momentarily-dropped-s- lowed-20-mph.html#ixzz211hSkNta
Below is the definition of a tsb.
A notice given from manufacturers to dealers to inform them of repairs suggested to solve common complaints Technical Service Bulletins, or TSBs, are recommended procedures for repairing vehicles. Not to be confused with recalls, a TSB is issued by a vehicle manufacturer when there are several occurrences of an unanticipated problem. ...
This is the technical service bulletin i found
Maybe it will become a recall. In the meantime i must wait to see if i have to pay for a known common problem with this car.
all you have to do is search broken wave plate and you will find forums for the acadia, enclave, and outlook.
#363 of 689 Transmission, roof leak & NOW STEERING!!!
Jul 20, 2012 (7:24 am)
Are these cars set to implode when the warranty runs out or what!?!?? As I have posted, I have the roof leak, the transmission issue and now the STEERING won't work!!!! I had the power steering pump replaced and that didn't fix it. It's fine when it's first started but after a few minutes the steering wheel is so hard to turn it practically is locked up. Mechanic said it was the pump, but after he replaced it, it just got worse. AND IT IS NOT SAFE TO DRIVE. He is stumped and is contacting GM to see if there are any service bulletins. I HAVE NO CAR AND NO MONEY!! I loved my Outlook, but after all this and reading all the issues that other people are having (which are the same as I am having) I am not very happy with it anymore. Leak is potentially dangerous, transmission problem is dangerous, but the steering issue is a HUGE SAFTEY issue. lWhy are there no recalls on these issues when clearly so many owners are having the same problem? How do we bring this to the attention of the public at large??? In am so frustrated and upset. I have no vehicle, no way to get to work (live in the country, no public transportation).
#364 of 689 Re: Transmission, roof leak & NOW STEERING!!! [ellimac]
Jul 20, 2012 (9:08 am)
My suggestion is for everyone to report their issues to thw national highway safety. Maybe the more reports they will have to investigate and we can get these issues fixed or at leaast the money we put into these back
#365 of 689 Re: Transmission, roof leak & NOW STEERING!!! [integrityplz]
Jul 21, 2012 (9:07 pm)
Repairing a broken clutch wave plate
Posted on May 9, 2012 by Information provided by Identifix Inc.
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A harsh shifting condition on select GM vehicles may be due to a broken 35R clutch wave plate. Applicable vehicles include 2007-2009 Saturn Aura and Outlook, 2008-2009 Saturn Vue, 2007-2009 GMC Acadia, 2007-2009 Pontiac G5, 2008-2009 Pontiac Torrent, 2008-2009 Buick Enclave, 2008-2009 Chevrolet Equinox and Malibu, and 2009 Chevrolet Traverse (all equipped with the 6T70/75 6-speed automatic transmission.
The condition may include the Ses light and/or no reverse, and a slip/flare or harsh shifts in drive range 3rd and/or 5th gear. Codes P0776 Clutch Pressure Control (PC) Solenoid 2-Stuck Off and P0842 Transmission Fluid pressure (TFP) Switch 1 Circuit Low Voltage may be set.
A broken 35R clutch wave plate allows the piston to overstroke, causing the piston to leak and causing loss of apply on vehicles with more than 25,000 miles.
During the repair process, it is important to install the wave plate in proper orientation to prevent the possibility for the failure to reoccur. Install the rounded edge of the wave plate internal splines facing the 35R piston.
#366 of 689 2007 outlook transmission failure
Jul 23, 2012 (6:04 pm)
So, I have put up with odd noises out of the steering column (replaced, no help), the failure of the power lift gate (replaced twice) and the "quirky" transmission shifts over the years. Today however, the engine light popped on and the transmission failed to up shift entering the interstate. At first, it wouldn't even go into neutral, finally go it out of traffic onto the feeder at about 5K rpm. I went and checked the fluid level (fine) only to find SMOKE coming out of the dipstick. I have read all your posts, and we all seem to be having the same problems, something related to a wave plate. I'm afraid the tranny is shot (overheated). I have MajorGuard extended warranty from GM and assume Covert Buick/GMC in Austin will do the right thing. I will keep y'all informed when I hear something.
#367 of 689 Re: 2007 outlook transmission failure [chefiguana]
Jul 23, 2012 (6:21 pm)
...forgot about the replaced headlight and the passenger airbag sensor. No leaks in the sunroof, so I got that goin' for me...which is nice.
#368 of 689 Re: 2007 outlook transmission failure [chefiguana]
by kyfdx HOST
Jul 24, 2012 (6:36 am)
so I got that goin' for me...which is nice.
Bill Murray reference.... nice!
#369 of 689 steering, leaks, transmission
Jul 24, 2012 (11:24 am)
oki just found out from my mechanic that GM knows there is an issue with steering lockup and they aren't doing anything about it!! This is a major safety issue!! It may not even be repairable. Not to mention I now have no vehicle, live no where near public transportation, have already missed 2days of work, my daughter lost her waitressing job because I couldnt get her there and I have no recourse! Its out of warranty, however this goes beyond a warranty issue. It's an inherent defect of the vehicle. I grew up in a Chevy family, thats all we ever had, but this has truly soured me on GM. These vehicles should have been recalled by now. Are they waiting for someone to get killed before they recall it? i brought it to dealer because of transmission several times, and all they did was clear the codes, not fix it (stabilitrak, abs, check engine). The check engine light came on within a mile of the dealership. What is the point of codes and warning lights if they just ignore them and "clear" them?
#370 of 689 Re: 2007 outlook transmission failure [chefiguana]
Jul 29, 2012 (3:40 pm)
We hope that everything went well during your visit and look forward to an update!
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#371 of 689 Re: 2007 outlook transmission failure [gmcustsvcsarah]
Aug 01, 2012 (9:39 pm)
I have a 2008 Outlook XR FWD and was talked into the transmission program change (#08-07-30-022A). I wish I was not convinced to do it. The GM dealer states they cannot change it back because there is not a program available. Is there one available? This new program causes the RPMs to always run over 2000 even when it downshifts. On the highway, I was getting 24/25 with the old transmission and now only 20. I would not recommend it.
Yes, the sun roof has leaked twice, the steering was replaced, the water pump has been replaced, the passenger air bag sensor sometimes works, the air temp monitor is always 10 to 15 degrees too low, the heated windshield washer was recalled, hoses needed to be rerouted (dealer recommened) and also the rubber strips on the roof are creeping forward and pushing on the windshield gasket.