should transmission be shifting in and out at 55 mph ?


Asked by Sep 21, 2015 at 04:06 PM about the 2006 Saturn VUE V6 AWD

Question type: General

looking at a 2006 vue and when i drove it it seems like at 55mph it cant decide  
what gear to be in overdrive or not , is this normal ?

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Sounds like you disengaged your Overdrive "OD"

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is this something i need to be worried about or have a transmission shop look at? Cant decide to purchase this suv or not, just not that fimilar with saturn. Are you talking about an OD switch that i need to turn on or off?

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You may need it looked at if the OD switch is on and it does it

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"Gear hunting" is never good.

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Fordnut is right, sounds like the overdrive band is burnt in the transmission, meaning you will be rebuilding the transmission. That's $3K. See if they will drop the price by $3K, which they won't, so you'll be walking looking for another. I'm glad you asked us first.

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I've just inherited my dads 2006 Saturn Relay mini- van and it does the same thing. Without any real load on the engine it will downshift and upshift a couple hundred RPM on tach. When on the freeway. I've also noticed the headlights and dash lights flicker when you step down on gas to climb a hill. Like when RPM goes up moderately not flooring it this flickering happens. Maybe related problem.

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