The diagnostic codes that registerd for the Vue are as follow: P0172, P0701, P0700, P1882. Using the jack lower the front left wheel back onto the ground. I drive the Vue's front wheels on ramps and crawl underneath. My reasoning is that over time transmission fluid gets dirty with small metallic particles floating around due to the gears and maybe synchronizers and maybe bearings slowly wearing out, and this will keep the transmission fluid from providing proper lubrication which can shorten the life of the transmission. Second, this diagram is similar and also has the fill plug and drain plug highlighted.
I don't tust any lubricant to last a lifetime but it is a pain to drain and fill and the Porsche fluid is extremely expensive. Do not turn off the engine during the process. The upper black arrow shows us the fill plug and the lower black arrow shows us the drain plug. The torque for the transmission fill plug is 37 ft-lbs about 50 Nm. Once loosened the transmission drain plug can also be unscrewed using our fingers. With the same exact issue as the recall, I do not understand why my car would not be included. I was leaving for work one morning and it died as I left my driveway.
Initially screw it back in with our fingers, then tighten it up with a 8mm hex socket bit and socket wrench. Went to 1st, then back to reverse ok. Mechanic reports that this is a known problem on Saturns with manual transmissions but that no safety recalls have ever been issued. In my opinion it is acceptable to combine used transmission fluid and used motor oil in the same container before turning it over for recycling. Car is unable to move under own power.
So we can remove the transmission filler cap to add new transmission fluid. Remove the jack and optionally the block of wood that was placed underneath the jack. Must by from Saturn dealer,. Rate the quality of this post and help kevman reputation points. Then tonight when I went to down-shift from 5th gear to 4th gear, the shifter made a crunch sound and then it bounced into the neutral position. Be sure the transmission is a normal operating temp a … nd on a level surface. For instance, how many times was the transmission serviced over that 140K miles and by what method s? This can be difficult I think because some sort of thread sealant is used when the transmission is initially filled with transmission fluid.
This is the transmission dip-stick. This way you won't bend the chassis tabs and still have the Vue safely jacked. If it's an automatic transmisson, there is a drain plug right underneath the transmission. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. This is not my first Saturn but it will be my last after having as many problems as I have had with it in 1. I don't know the torque specification for the transmission drain plug. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box.
The only way to check it per service is to remove the center part of the main drain plug while running in park,if fluid drains or trickles out they say it's full. Second, this keeps the bottom of the jack clean and free of scratches which could ultimately lead to rust. Have had my Saturn serviced regularly for all preventative maintenance as recomended- specific transmision related servicings… I know this will sound hairbrained but cannot answer as all service records are in the hands of the mechanic currently working on the car. Properly trained technicians have the equipment, tools, safety instructions, and know-how to do a job properly and safely. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box.
Along with that the spark plugs needed to be replaced because of the damage done by the misfiring. The vehicle has always been very difficult to get into gear at times, even after repairs have been done to fix the manual transmission. Be aware that some transmission fluid might drain from the fill hole! Then sit in front of car and push the wrench with your foot for needed torque. The shift cables and adjusters have been replaced twice in 4. When moving from a stop while releasing the clutch pedal in first gear the transmission was shuddering.
It should screw in easily for the first couple of turns. Tried to take to independent garage to have repair performed, and upon pickup at dealership both clips were apparently so bad that no linkage between shifter and transmission now exists. That said, did anyone actually diagnose the transmission? Throughout the life of the car, all maintenance had always been provided by the local Saturn dealership. While braking as I approached a red light, 2 check engine lights appeared accompanied by a dramatic loss of power. Let the extra transmission fluid finish draining from the fill hole. Note that although these worked at the time I posted this information, at some point in the future they might fail.