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#1 of 82 2001 SL only goes in 1st and 2nd gear
Jul 10, 2011 (3:43 pm)
I couldn't find any other threads that addressed my problem, so here goes:
I was on my way to the store earlier today. Started the car, put in reverse, backed out, no problem---just like anyother day. Put in first gear then started rolling. As I neared the RPM to shift to second, the gearbox was wobbly (which was strange), put it into second, then I had to downshift. It felt wierd. I pulled over. Car only goes into 1st and 2nd gear, I have no neutral and can't get into the other gears.
Some nice guy came up to me to see what the problem was. He told me it might be my clutch cable. He was nice enough to stop traffic for me so I could flip a u-turn in 1st gear to head back home.
So I'm home now, clutch can go into 1st or 2nd. Clutch feels normal, gearbox (where shifter is) is loose. Can anyone one please shed some light on my problem? I have a 2001 Saturn SL, I just hit 200,000 miles. I love this car. Runs great until today, just cant get into other gears or reverse.
Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
#2 of 82 Re: 2001 SL only goes in 1st and 2nd gear [sdsun]
Jul 24, 2011 (11:54 pm)
Sounds like the shift cable end broke at the base of the shifter the inside cable end really common on that car.First go under the hood where the shift cables hook make sure the retaining clip is holding the cables in place on the transmission.Then make sure the clips are holding the cable ends on the shift arms on the transmission.If all is good then pull the center console out and see if the cable end broke at the base of the shifter it wil be easy to see if it did.If it did they sell a cable end repair kit on ebay just type in the search box saturn cable end.Do not by the doorman repair kit its a piece of junk and will short come loose again.I have tried that one get the one piece one that just snaps in place of the old cable end retainer.
#3 of 82 Re: 2001 SL only goes in 1st and 2nd gear [saturntech9]
Sep 12, 2011 (2:06 am)
What is the part number or where can I get retaining clip that holds shift cable to the transmission??? Have a 1998 saturn and it's missing and I can not find one....
#5 of 82 Car takes up OIL
Oct 30, 2011 (3:05 pm)
I have a 2001 SL and the car has 198,000 miles on it it takes up a bit of oil but i see NO LEaks any where do I crack it up to the engine has so many miles or what should i look for? I have not driven it until the oil light comes on so no problems drives like a champ, starts of kinda slow on hills though?
#6 of 82 Re: Car takes up OIL [slslinde1]
Oct 30, 2011 (3:20 pm)
How much oil does it use in 3,000 miles?
#7 of 82 Re: Car takes up OIL [saturntech9]
Oct 30, 2011 (3:28 pm)
1 quarte but i see NO signs of leaks!
#8 of 82 Re: Car takes up OIL [slslinde1]
Oct 30, 2011 (3:36 pm)
1Qt in 3,000 miles of oil burning thru the engine is good.Saturn specs allows 1qt in 2,000 miles burning so 1qt in 3,000 miles is good.
#9 of 82 Re: Car takes up OIL [saturntech9]
Oct 30, 2011 (3:55 pm)
great just wondering is all i thought it was unusual
#10 of 82 Re: Car takes up OIL [slslinde1]
Oct 30, 2011 (5:32 pm)
Its normal for that car.