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10-23-2011, 08:42 PM
I have a 2004 Saturn ION level 2, Quad coupe. Yes for everyone who knows it does have the dreaded Vti CVT Transmission. I have roughly 122,000 miles on the vehicle and now the car will not get out of 1st gear. It will go in reverse and drive through first gear, but nothing more. Does anyone have any thoughts or reliable information that they can give me, Im stuck in GM land?! Thanks Aaron

10-24-2011, 08:28 PM
Hi Aaron,

There are a few things that can cause that problem, but most are internal problems. I'd suggest you try a simple fluid change (your Haynes manual will tell you how) and see if that straightens it out (could be a sticky valve). Beyond that, though, the book won't tell you how to disassemble the internals.