when i sift to reverse my car makes a thump sound and it shimmeies when i put on on 2002 Saturn SL1

i have 75000 miles and the check engine light is on and check oil light it also is idling very high when i shift to reverse it is still idle very high it is like i am shifting out of gear

by in Hampton, VA on August 21, 2012
4 answers
ANSWER by , August 21, 2012
Get check engine light and oil pressure checked first to see if it's worth fixing any of the other problems.
ANSWER by , August 22, 2012
have codes scanned at auto zone for free and post so we can adv
ANSWER by , August 23, 2012
Have a mechanic check it out.
ANSWER by , May 18, 2013
sounds like sounds like a loss of friction material on the friction disc in the transmission causing it to slip. the engine speed is a loss of resistance from the transmission.