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andrewe77
08-14-2006, 08:38 PM
My 2000 GT has just rolled 100,000 miles. I have never had the transmission serviced. I have had the problem where it has a sloppy 1-2 shift during WOT for quite some time now and I now have the problem where the engine surges 200 RPM or so when cruising around 55 MPH up a slight grade in 3rd gear. I only need to get 3 more years and about 30,000 miles out of the car. Should I...

A. Leave the transmission alone and hope it lasts 3 years / 30,000 miles
B. Get the pan dropped and change the filter.
C. Get the transmission flushed and the filter changed.

I realize now that I should've serviced the transmission around 50,000 miles ago and plan to do that with our Saturn VUE.


I can't believe that the stupid owner's manual says you never need to service the transmission unless you drive it in severe conditions. Hell, the stupid thing doesn't even have a dipstick so you can check the fluid level. Dumb.