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#365 of 699 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 699 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 699 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 699 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 699 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 699 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 699 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.
#372 of 699 Re: 2007 outlook transmission failure [pnhdad]
Aug 03, 2012 (4:10 pm)
We're happy to look into these concerns further, pnhdad. Please send the following information to us at socialmediagm.com so that we may open a case and contact your dealership: your name and Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your involved dealership.
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#373 of 699 Saturn Outlook Stalled
Aug 06, 2012 (6:43 am)
I have a 2008 Saturn Outlook with only 45,000 miles on it. While driving 65 mph on the highway, my car completely shut down. Thank God I was able to pull over safely to the shoulder of the road. I was able to get the car started right away but for a while the steering wheel was making sounds and the air conditioner was not working properly. This was an extremely scary experience. I'm taking my car to the dealer today. Hopefully, he can figure out what went wrong. Please post if your Outlook has had a similiar problem.
In the past, I have had the headlight and leaky roof problem.
#374 of 699 Re: Saturn Outlook Stalled [outlookowner]
Aug 06, 2012 (9:06 am)
We're very sorry to hear about the situation on the highway and are glad to know that you're okay. Please keep us posted on your progress at the dealership!
Sarah, GM Customer Service