I'm having problems with my automatic transmission in a 2002 Saturn SL.
About 2 months ago I noticed a delay when I would put my saturn in reverse and it would sort of kick into gear after a few seconds (up to 10seconds sometimes). I wasn't worried much about this at first until another problem started happening. Between second and third gear it seems to be shifting slow/hard(?). I can feel where it wants to shift, but its slow to shift and actual revs high before shifting down. The problem doesn't always exist, and some days its more then others.
We took it to get a transmission fluid/filter change and this didn't help the problem. Took it back for a transmission diagnositc and GM told us we need to replace the transmission or do an overhaul. They didn't explain why really though- no clear answer. We're looking to get a second opinion, but wanted to hear some other thoughts.
I've heard everything from the torque converter to a solenoid problem. Any thoughts?