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Old 02-23-2016, 09:19 AM   #1
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Default 2001 Sl1 slams into second gear and occasionally doesnt engage into drive

Hey guys.. Me again. My 2001 Saturn Sl1 just started having trouble engaging the drive gear in the morning when first starting up. It seems to be only when its really cold outside. It'll go into reverse just fine and back up. then I put it in drive and it just revs like its in neutral. I shift from park to drive a few times and finally the drive gear will engage and it works.

I've noticed that it will slam into second when the car is really cold. This has been going on for about a year.

Everything I've read online says I should change the tranny filter and fluid. Is there anything else I may be missing or is this a normal thing for a 2001 SL1 with 136,000 miles on it. Iv'e had it for 2 years and haven't changed the fluid or filter at all.

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Old 02-23-2016, 09:25 AM   #2
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Iv'e had it for 2 years and haven't changed the fluid or filter at all.
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Old 02-23-2016, 02:04 PM   #3
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Old 04-11-2016, 02:20 PM   #4
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Default Re: 2001 Sl1 slams into second gear and occasionally doesnt engage into drive

I recently bought a 2001 Sl1 and it occasionally does the same thing. Did changing your fluid and filter fix your problem?

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