Automatic Transmission Pops From Drive to Neutral When I Put the Peddal to the Ground

Asked by Feb 21, 2015 at 09:35 PM about the 2002 Saab 9-3 SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Basically, just like the title says, I was testing a Saab 9-3 and decided to see how the
car  got on when I put the peddal to the ground from several different (Stationary,
Cruising ~25-35 Mph, and Freeway ~70 Mph) speeds.

Each time I tried this, I found that I was redlining after an initial bit of acceleration.  
Come to find out that the car had actually shifted from D to Neutral and did so reliably
under each of the above three conditions.  The only time that I didn't have this
experience was when I physically Held the shift knob in place.

I'm not sure if this would have any effect or not, but I had the "S" button on so that
Sport appeared on my HUD.  

Any thoughts on this issue or what might be causing it would be greatly appreciated!

1 Answer


Could be many things, faulty Trans shift solenoid, low fluid, old fluid, internal transmission wear?

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