i have a 1996 sl1 series automatic my transmission went out so i put a new one in now it shifts fine but it down shifts a gear around 55

Asked by Feb 15, 2014 at 09:53 AM about the 1996 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

it will go through all gears and around 55 it will down shift a gear and go back up if I give it more gas it revs up louder without power please help me

3 Answers

42,435

Is this a new tranny or is this a junk yard one? Is your car a 4, 5, or 6 speed? Did someone possibly put in the wrong speed of transmission? More info please......

it's used from a friend. Automatic. no its the same year make and model of transmission as the one that was in mine it kicks its self out of overdrive

42,435

I would say take it to a transmission shop. I am not a transmission expert by any means. To me it sounds like there is something going on with the RPM shift ratio. It's like your ECU or whatever controls the shifting, was set up slightly different in your old transmission. You may have the same make and model as your buddy, but was his a six speed transmission and yours was a five speed? You may only need a chip or something to make it shift correctly. If your buddy still has the old car it came out of, you may want to get the VIN numbers and have someone cross check the information. Just a thought.

Your Answer

S-Series

Looking for a Used S-Series in your area?

CarGurus has 618 nationwide S-Series listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Saturn S-Series Experts

  • #1
    Alex Nazarian
    Reputation
    1,530
  • #2
    helpmeplease
    Reputation
    1,070
  • #3
    fabian_09_21
    Reputation
    920
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
773 Great Deals out of 68,045 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Corolla
971 Great Deals out of 65,173 listings starting at $850
Used Ford Mustang
607 Great Deals out of 39,015 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
1,199 Great Deals out of 74,737 listings starting at $561
Used Ford F-150
3,205 Great Deals out of 239,472 listings starting at $1,300
Used Toyota Camry
1,007 Great Deals out of 101,180 listings starting at $300
Used Dodge Stratus
693 listings starting at $2,900
Used Ford Ranger
178 Great Deals out of 5,464 listings starting at $1,250

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.