My car shifts hard in first gear
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1994 Saturn SC2 Question: shifting
Answer #1Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, October 07, 2009, 14:12Master
Have you checked for any diagnostic trouble codes stored in the transmission module? I would check the fluid level and condition, check for codes and then diagnose any codes stored. If you cannot find a problem, then you may want to have a shop look into these technical service bulletins from Saturn:
#99-T-56: Automatic Transaxle Air Checking Procedures
#01-T-09: Harsh Shifts, No Shifts, and/or Transaxle Releated DTCs Set
Some customers may comment about harsh transaxle shifting and/or erratic transaxle shifting. One or more transaxle-related diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) may have set. The Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) may or may not be illuminated depending on what DTC is set. The malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) may or may not be illuminated depending on what DTC is set.
Answer #2starbaby31988 February 18, 2010, 20:22Rookie
I have a 1994 Saturn SC2 as well and mine did the same thing and about 3-4 months after that it would have good days and bad days on bad days it wouldn't go into any gears. then eventual my clutch went out. Good Luck
Answer #3Visitor, July 12, 2010, 12:33
Check your shift cables and the bushing, I changed mine and it shifts smooth now.