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How to Adjust the shift cable on a 2002 Saturn SL 1.9L automatic transmission

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SOURCE: my 1993 saturn sl automatic transmission shifts

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SOURCE: How to adjust the automatic shift cable on a 2002 Saturn SL 1.9. It doesn't always start out in 1st gear. When it does the slightest acceleration it bangs into 2nd!

That is not a shift cable issue, you have a transmission problem

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