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steve25523 03-29-2008 08:30 PM

1993 Saturn SL2 Linkage Problem, Please Help!
I have a 1993 Satturn SL2 with a 1.9L L4 Engine and I'm having problems with the linkage in my Automatic Trans.

When it's in Park it's really in reverse and I have to put it in the gear N in order for it to start. The car will not start in Park. For some reason when I put the shifter in P it doesn't go into Park it's really Reverse.

Can anyone tell me how to fix this, I'm not sure how to adjust the linkage or if something else it the problem.

Any help would be grateful...


ssicarman 03-29-2008 09:38 PM

Re: 1993 Saturn SL2 Linkage Problem, Please Help!
Have you done anything with the trans recently?

The trans range switch on the trans by the shifter cable may be out of adjustment or the cable at the shifter may be out of adjustment.

steve25523 03-30-2008 01:19 AM

Re: 1993 Saturn SL2 Linkage Problem, Please Help!
No I just traded for the car and it was like that when I got it. Could you explain to me how I can fix this problem?

My wife loves this car, but she don't like putting it in Park, but it's really in Reverse.


P.S. I've never tried it but the guy I got it from said sometimes if you put it in Park real hard it'll go in. Not sure if that little info helps or not?

Low Saturn 03-30-2008 10:22 AM

Re: 1993 Saturn SL2 Linkage Problem, Please Help!
[LIST=1][*]Move the shifter into the Park (P) position.[*]Lift vehicle and place on jackstands.[*]Disconnect the control cable assembly from the control lever assembly located on the automatic transaxle. [*]Make sure the control lever assembly is in the Park position by moving the control lever assembly clockwise, away from the engine, until it clicks and cannot be moved any farther. [*]Release the control cable assembly adjustment lock tab at the automatic transaxle. Use a screwdriver, awl, or pick to pry up the lock tab and lift. [*]Reconnect the control cable assembly to the control lever assembly.[*]Move the control cable assembly housing back and forth in the adjuster and note end play.[LIST][*]Center the control cable assembly in the middle of the end play.[*]Depress the lock tab on the control cable assembly.[/LIST][*]Put vehicle back on the ground.[*]Verify the proper operation.[/LIST]

steve25523 03-30-2008 11:06 AM

Re: 1993 Saturn SL2 Linkage Problem, Please Help!
Thanks sounds like it's hard to do, but I'll give it a try. Thanks so much for the info.


Low Saturn 03-30-2008 11:15 AM

Re: 1993 Saturn SL2 Linkage Problem, Please Help!
Its actually pretty easy and only takes a couple minutes. It'll take longer to jack up the car and place it on jack stands.

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