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Old 01-25-2011, 12:03 AM   #1
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Default 1997 Saturn SL2 stuck in 3rd gear...???

I have a 1997 Saturn SL2 manual transmission that won't get out of 3rd gear. The shifter will move freely once clutch is pushed in but the car still stays in 3rd gear. I had a friend take a look at it and stated that it could be the "shifter linkage" that might be wrong with it. Not sure what the exact name is. Anyone have had the same problem or could help me resolve this issue?! Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:00 AM   #2
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Default Re: 1997 Saturn SL2 stuck in 3rd gear...???

Search the SL forums for shift bushing, you will get a few hits that point you to the delrin plastic or stainless steel replacement bushing. I bought the delrin one for 2 saturns with your problem. Instructions are included. In the mean time, get some hefty zip ties and zip tie the cable end to the shifter end VERY TIGHTLY and the car will be driveable (be careful the first time you shift into each gear, just in case).

Unfortunately, saturn wants you to buy the whole cable and routing the whole cable is a PITB, plus over 100 more.

Best of luck.
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