Last post on Aug 19, 2009 at 6:05 PM
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Saturn S-Series, Engine, Heating / Cooling, Transmission, Coupe, Sedan
#1 of 3 Saturn S '00 - Reverse Going Out?
Aug 11, 2009 (3:31 pm)
My car will start up and go into reverse no problem. However, once the car is warmed up (which I think it warms up a little quickly) it won't go into reverse. The problem has been getting worse for a year or two, but always works fine when the motor/transmission is cold. Also, going down the highway, it runs great and the engine never gets too hot.
Is it just a transmission going out, or is it a cooling issue?
#2 of 3 Re: Saturn S '00 - Reverse Going Out? [johngalt76]
Aug 18, 2009 (6:44 am)
Typically the valve body. Did you have the "reverse slam", where there would be a delay before it went into reverse, and at that time it would be a hard shift?
#3 of 3 Re: Saturn S '00 - Reverse Going Out? [nls]
Aug 19, 2009 (6:05 pm)
Thanks for your response, and Yes. That is how it started. Once it got warm there was just a 2-10 second delay before slamming into reverse.
I am still able to get it to go into reverse when I really need it to by revving the engine (and holding the brake).
A new and quickly worsening symptom is that (particularly in hot weather) after a few stop lights, it will stop climbing all the gears. Which one it hangs on is random, lately it has been 3rd gear, for a while it was 1st. After it cools a bit it works fine. Is there any form of coolant that might not be reaching the valve body to cause this?