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‘99 Saturn, No Go

Q: My step son decided to take a short trip to town in his brother's '99 Saturn SL1, SOHC A/T. About a mile from home, the car stopped. He said the RPM went to about 4000 and it only was going about 30 MPH just before it quit. When I got home that weekend, I checked the A/T fluid, it was down about 1.5 pints. The car will not move, regardless of which gear it is in. The check engine light is on. I pulled codes P0730, 731, 733 and 734 from the ALDL. Is the transmission toast?

- Kevin

A: Would you like peanut butter or jelly to go with that toasted transmission? It doesn’t sound good. There is a pressure loss problem and with those codes it’s likely that it’s more than just low fluid. You can check with a transmission shop but I’ve got a feeling that transmission is toasted and a rebuilt or replacement is in your future. Did you see any lazy J’s in the road of that short trip? I hope not.

 
     
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