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Saturn S-Series, Sedan
#2 of 28 Re: 2001 SL only goes in 1st and 2nd gear [sdsun]
Jul 25, 2011 (12:54 am)
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 28 Re: 2001 SL only goes in 1st and 2nd gear [saturntech9]
Sep 12, 2011 (3:06 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 28 Car takes up OIL
Oct 30, 2011 (4:05 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 28 Re: Car takes up OIL [slslinde1]
Oct 30, 2011 (4:20 pm)
How much oil does it use in 3,000 miles?
#7 of 28 Re: Car takes up OIL [saturntech9]
Oct 30, 2011 (4:28 pm)
1 quarte but i see NO signs of leaks!
#8 of 28 Re: Car takes up OIL [slslinde1]
Oct 30, 2011 (4:36 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 28 Re: Car takes up OIL [saturntech9]
Oct 30, 2011 (4:55 pm)
great just wondering is all i thought it was unusual
#10 of 28 Re: Car takes up OIL [slslinde1]
Oct 30, 2011 (6:32 pm)
Its normal for that car.
#11 of 28 Shifting issues on my 96' SL1
May 29, 2013 (1:28 pm)
Need your help, people. My '96 SL-1 shifted great for the 6 years I've had it. Bought it with 88K on it and now it's a little over 129K. I've been experiencing difficulty getting back into 1st gear after I come to a stop. It SHIFTS OK from 1st to 2nd, a little rough into 3rd, fine into 4th and 5th and no issue with reverse! I thought it may be the shift cables, but they seem to be fine. I checked everything I know to check and took it to my local mechanic down the street. He does things for me when I can't. He drove it and pronounced the clutch fine, but told me that he feels the syncronizer(s)may be the issue and suggested another transmission! Just got laid off last week, so that ain't gonna happen. I called a local salvage yard specializing in Saturns, and he tells me that HE believes it's the slave cylinder, not the trans. He tells me to pump the clutch the next time I'm at a stop and see if it goes into 1st easier. Now I haven't done this yet, but I will tomorrow. He said these manual transmissions are very good and he suspects the slave. According to my repair manual, this is a sealed unit that comes with a new master cylinder, hose and the slave to replace as one unit. If this is truly what's wrong with my car, it sure would be a hell of a lot cheaper than a used tranny and the labor to install it! Does anyone out there have any info/suggestions? Thank you!!