Went to 1st, then back to reverse ok. You probally have other Issues inside the trans. So, now I am the proud owner of a fully paid, well maintained dead Saturn! Back when i owned a Ford Contour, there was a manual transmission cocktail that was all the rage. On my car there is no filler plugs or dipstick and as your car is a later model than mine you are probably in the same boat. Took it in on the following Wednesday, mind you I got it back on Friday night.
Consumer doesn't feel this vehicle is safe to operate, consumer belives this is transmission releated ,however the dealer is stating it is a computer chip that is causing the problem. I had a long walk to the parts store after I removed the drain plug and then shattered my hex socket attempting to remove the fill plug. Then tonight when I went to down-shift from 5th gear to 4th gear, the shifter made a crunch sound and then it bounced into the neutral position. After the initial surge the vehicle acts like it is going to stall, stop or cut off. The transmission is designed with a drain larger and a filler smaller … on the bottom of the pan. Or can remove the lower drain bolt to drain out the old transmission fluid, replace the lower drain bolt, remove the upper check plug, add new transmission fluid via the filler cap location until it begins spilling out of the upper check plug hole, and then replace the upper check plug. Obviously these are 2 entirely different animals.
It too might be 37 ft-lbs about 50 Nm. That said, did anyone actually diagnose the transmission? This will make it easier later to check for leaks. This picture is a close-up of my tools. Check underneath the vehicle on the transmission case above the oil pan on the passenger side of the vehicle and you will see a pipe thread plug. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Most of these items have hyperlinks to show what I am writing about. The torque for the transmission fill plug is 37 ft-lbs about 50 Nm.
And those trannys apparently were a nightmare as evidenced by the class action suits. We can remove the lower drain bolt to drain out the old transmission fluid, measure the amount that came out, replace the lower drain bolt, and add an amount of new transmission fluid via the filler cap location equal to the amount of old transmission fluid that drained out - and not bother with the upper check plug which requires an 8mm hex socket! Second, this keeps the bottom of the jack clean and free of scratches which could ultimately lead to rust. Do not turn off the engine during the process. After letting the car sit for awhile, I restarted the engine; only 1 light appeared but as soon as I began to drive the car, the 2nd light appeared again accompanied by the sudden loss of power. Perhaps, I was too trusting but believed that any necessary servicing was being properly handled.
Important update to this thread! It also states that there is no dipstick that allows you to check it yourself. If the only person who has looked at it is your local mechanic then you might consider running it by someone else. If you don't know what it looks like, the owners manual has a picture. Not much help when you've accidentally drained it trying to ch … ange your oil. But even so, those speed signals still have to be registered by sensors and sent via wires. I would not recommend using brake cleaner in this area because there are non-metal things near by which will not enjoy getting sprayed with that - but using something less harsh such as SimpleGreen is alright.
Notice it has a symbol of a gear dipping in fluid: Sometime in the next month or two I will change my transmission fluid again using this transmission fill cap. Dispose the used transmission fluid in the same environmentally proper way we dispose used motor oil. With a Porsche special quick filler you add fluid to through the filler to a warm transmission until it begins to overflow and leak out. In this picture we can see all the things I used when changing the transmission fluid. The transmission does not use engine oil or else you would be buying 2 jugs of oil for your oil changes. I went back out and che … cked the fluid and it was not on dip stick.
And here is a picture of the area with annotations for the fill plug and drain plug. Any one has experience on this? The manual transmission went from almost impossible to put in first when cold to slightly stiff, and smooth as butter when warmed up. There is a little clip that needs to be pulled back before you can remove it. Don't be alarmed at the red color; it is colored that way to make it apparently different from motor oil. Remove the wheel chocks from the rear wheels.
I don't tust any lubricant to last a lifetime but it is a pain to drain and fill and the Porsche fluid is extremely expensive. The transmission must be at operating temperature on a level surface and the engine running, you then remove the plug and add new fluid in the fill hole until it runs out the removed plug. Some sort of may also be used. Get yourself some ice hockey pucks, cut a V-shaped groove across with a sharp knife or a hack saw, and put this between the jack and the Vue. The vehicle had about 15k miles when the first incident occurred, and about 43k miles the second time.
Tried to take to independent garage to have repair performed, and upon pickup at dealership both clips were apparently so bad that no linkage between shifter and transmission now exists. Starting at the top is my level. Remember the transmission fluid will be hot! Be aware that some transmission fluid might drain from the fill hole! Just have to wonder… There are plenty of things in there that can let go all of a sudden - and thus give instant death. Let the extra transmission fluid finish draining from the fill hole. This way you won't bend the chassis tabs and still have the Vue safely jacked. Along with that the spark plugs needed to be replaced because of the damage done by the misfiring.