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Old 08-29-2010, 10:25 PM   #1
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Just got my new 1996 saturn sw. Everything was perfecct until the transmission filter began to leak. Once it was replaced the leak stopped but first gear clunked into second. I found that by manually beginning in second I could smooth the shift. Is this something to watch or fix immediately. The check engine code says first gear is out of sync.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: auto transmission issue

Check your battery connections for corrosion and clean as needed.

Then take your multimeter and check the voltage at the battery terminals with the car off. You should have 12.8 volts right after shutting the car off. If you have less your battery is going bad.

Check your voltage at the battery terminals again with the car idling and all your accessories (headlights, fan, ac, defrost) on. You should read close to 14 volts. If you read < 13.5 your alternator is going bad and needs to be replaced.

Report back with those results and we can go from there.
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