saturn auto transmission

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Old 04-27-09, 06:52 PM
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saturn auto transmission

some times when I shift from drive to reverse the car will go forward
 
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Old 04-27-09, 07:01 PM
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Sounds like an electrical problem or short of some kind. Most transmissions nowadays are electronically controlled even though there is a mechanical linakge to the shift lever. I'm not sure troubleshooting it would be DIY.
 
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Old 04-27-09, 07:25 PM
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Thanks tow guy for the info. I had the car to transmission place. Originally it would not move when I put it in reverse. When I got it back thats when it started going forward when I put it in reverse. I took it back and it still does the same thing but it only does it once in a while. I am just trying to get an idea what may be wrong with it. I thought it may be the linkage, but the transmission place thought it would be the valve body, so he replaced it. The problem still persists. Any ideas?
 
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Old 04-27-09, 07:53 PM
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Nothing specific, just that it sounds electrical. If the Saturn is like a lot of newer cars the linkage does not mechanically do anything in the transmission (other than locking it up in Park), but rather it moves a switch, or set of switches, that electrically determines the gear.

I don't think I would be driving it very far (or very fast) before it was fixed. Could be ugly if it decided it it would rather be in reverse at 70 mph.
 
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