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Old 09-11-2010, 10:14 PM   #1
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Default Transaxle Problem - 07 Outllok

Hey All,

So I have an 07 outlook and I am having transaxle troubles. A few days back my wife reported that reverse was dropping into gear roughly. Then I get a call at work that the RPMs are high and that it is not shifting. So I park the car and take a look. I have a CEL code of P0756. Now it will not go into reverse as well.

After searching here and other places, I am getting the impression that my problem lies in the valve body solenoid. However all the posts I see for this problem are on other Saturn models with the valve body on top. Mine appears to be on the side. I am intending on replacing the valve body.

Does this sound reasonable? Can someone steer me to videos and instructional posts similar to the others I have seen here? Anyone know how to get that main transaxle connector loose? A pinout diagrahm for the connector? Suggestions on testing?

Thanks to all.

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Old 09-12-2010, 12:47 AM   #2
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Default Re: Transaxle Problem - 07 Outllok

your Outlook has a 6T75 6 speed trans. A few of these trans have had 3-5-R wave plate break. You should be covered 5yrs or 100k miles.

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Old 09-12-2010, 02:25 PM   #3
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Default Re: Transaxle Problem - 07 Outllok

Thanks Bern,

Is the wave plate something that can be replaced by the home mechanic?

I purchased the car used. I don't think the warranty is intact but I am going to check.

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Old 09-13-2010, 09:23 PM   #4
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5/100k goes with the car so it will be in effect

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Old 10-14-2010, 10:24 PM   #5
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Jamz,

My 07 has the exact same problem as yours. I was driving back home on a business trip from Southern California to Northern California. While in traffic, I noticed the rpm rev'd real high and it would not go into gear. So I pull over turn off the car and restarted. It seemed to work fine after a couple miles until I hit traffic again and the gears shifts seemed all screwed up. I was fortunate enough to drive it to a friends house.
The following morning I drive it to the nearest GMC service dept. The service rep tells me that this is the 7th car this week with the same problem between the outlooks and acadias. He runs the "VIS" which shows all the repairs and TSB's done on this vehicle. Since I bought it used about 2 mos ago and reading all the problems the outlooks has, I was curious as to what was actually done on my vehicle prior to me owning it. To my suprise there was 4 pages of work performed. Tech says the average is about 1 to 2 pages. At first I was thinking "wow, I purchased a lemon" but then I guess I can look on the bright side....The previous owner took care of all the flaws mentioned in the forums. Hopefully they all hold up. By the way, now I realize Carfax doesn't mean Shiiiz since none of this was even mentioned.
So they take the car in under 100,000 miles 5yr drivetrain warranty. They also took care of the free rental for me. Estimated time for completion unknown at this time. All I know is there are a couple cars that have been there for about 2 weeks due to parts back ordered.
I'll post up again and give update on the repair, performance etc once I pick up the car.

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Old 12-14-2010, 05:38 PM   #6
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All,

I believe my 07 FWD Outllook XR is having this same problem as well. My wife was driving from Northern VA to Richmond for Thanksgiving. She said the vehicle was shifting hard so I told her to take it in for an Oil change which it needed anyway. I said let them check it and tell you what they think. They changed the oil and went to back it out of the shop and it wouldn't go into Reverse. Had it towed to Royal Chevrolet where it is currently parked.

Royal told me that an accident she had 2 years ago caused the problem. She hit a deer about 2 years back and busted the grill. The radiator is slightly caved but has never had any problems. Saturn never mentioned it could be an issue. They say that the cooling lines from radiator to trans are experiencing decreased pressure, and as a result, over 2 years this has caused the problem.

I have argued with the dealer that I don't think this sounds right, and called the Saturn CAC. I've spoken with the CAC, sent numerous emails, and spoken with the District Specialist level. All of them have backed the dealer and said they will do nothing further.

My Outlook is still within the 5year/100K warranty. I had my buddy from Saturn of West Broad (which is now closed) send me the service bulletin that details this problem 09-07-30-012A.

Just spoke with the service rep again, and he said that the manager is insisting that I must replace the radiator before they fix anything else. They may cover the trans if it is caused by a defect, by they are going to force me to pay $1,000's to repair the Radiator and Condenser first.

I'm supposed to speak with the service manager tomorrow. Can anyone recommend anything I might do? I am extremely frustrated with GM at this point. I feel like no one there cares to make this right. My car has been in Richmond for 3 weeks and my wife has been without a ride.

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