Saturn Outlook Transmission Problems & Cost | 6T75E

The Saturn Outlook was equipped with the 6T75E transmission. But they aren’t without their problems though, so let’s look at some of the most common Saturn Outlook transmission problems, look at cost estimates and figure out what you can do about them.

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What Transmission Do I Have?

Saturn Outlook Transmission Models

Saturn Outlook: 6T75E Transmission

Saturn Outlook Transmission Replacement Cost Estimate

Pricing varies by model. To be 100% sure on pricing, have your VIN# handy and use our Get An Estimate feature to look up your transmission by VIN#.

Replacement Saturn Outlook Transmission Prices:

TransmissionStreet Smart Transmission
6T75E / 6T702432

What are the DTC codes related to Saturn Outlook transmission problems?

Trouble CodeDescription
P0711Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
P0712Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Low Input
P0713Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit High Input
P0716Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit Range/Performance 
P0717Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit No Signal
P0722Output Speed Sensor Circuit No Signal
P0723Output Speed Sensor Circuit Intermittent
P0741Torque Converter Clutch Circuit
P0742Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Stuck On
P0751Shift Solenoid 'A' Performance or Stuck Off
P0756Shift Solenoid 'B' Performance or Stuck Off
P0776Pressure Control Solenoid 'B' Performance or Stuck Off
P0796Pressure Control Solenoid 'C' Performance or Stuck off
P0816Transmission Fluid Pressure Manual Valve Position Switch Park/Neutral with Drive Ratio
P0816Downshift Switch Circuit
P0826Up and Down Shift Switch Circuit
P0842Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch “A” Circuit Low
P0850Park/Neutral Switch Input Circuit
P0851Park/Neutral Switch Input Circuit Low
P0852Park/Neutral Switch Input Circuit High
P0961Pressure Control Solenoid “A” Control Circuit Range/Performance
P0962Pressure Control Solenoid “A” Control Circuit Low
P0963Pressure Control Solenoid “A” Control Circuit High
P0965Pressure Control Solenoid “B” Control Circuit Range/Performance
P0966Pressure Control Solenoid “B” Control Circuit Low
P0967Pressure Control Solenoid “B” Control Circuit High
P0969Pressure Control Solenoid “C” Control Circuit Range/Performance
P0970Pressure Control Solenoid “C” Control Circuit Low
P0971Pressure Control Solenoid “C” Control Circuit High
P0973Shift Solenoid “A” Control Circuit Low
P0974Shift Solenoid “A” Control Circuit High
P0976Shift Solenoid “B” Control Circuit Low
P0977Shift Solenoid “B” Control Circuit High
P2714Pressure Control Solenoid ‘D’ Performance or Stuck Off
P2723Pressure Control Solenoid ‘E’ Stuck Off

Saturn Outlook Transmission Recalls

Recall 09V073000 / 09041 Transmission shift cable clip failure
2009 Buick Enclave, 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, 2009 Chevrolet HHR, 2009 Chevrolet Malibu, 2009 Chevrolet Traverse, 2009 GMC Acadia, 2009 Pontiac G5, 2009 Pontiac G6, 2009 Saturn Aura, 2009 Saturn Outlook

Summary –
On 276,729 2009 GM vehicles, the transmission shift cable adjustment clip may come loose, causing the gear indicator to display the wrong gear.

Consequence –
If this problem occurs, the driver could remove the ignition key and exit the vehicle thinking the transmission is in Park, even though it isn’t. This can lead to a rollaway, which can cause injury and/or property damage. A lesser consequence would be the inability to start the vehicle because the transmission is not in Park.

Remedy –
This recall began on March 24, 2009, and Chevrolet dealers were instructed to inspect and if necessary, replace the shift adjustment cable clip. Concerned owners can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236

Saturn Outlook Technical Service Bulletins (TSB)

TSB 07-07-30-019 – Check engine light on with poor vehicle performance – 6T70 Transmission | 6T75 Transmission
2008 Buick Enclave – 2007 GMC Acadia – 2007 Pontiac G6 – 2007 Saturn Aura – 2007 Saturn Outlook
Problem – Drivers may experience poor engine/transmission performance, along with the following transmission diagnostic trouble codes: P0716, P0717, P0722, P0723, P0751, P0756, P0776, P0796, P2714, P2723
Solution – These transmission problems may be caused by a failed speed sensor

PIP4627A – 35R clutch wave plate broken – 6T70 Transmission | 6T75 Transmission
2007 – 2009 Saturn Aura – 2007 – 2009 Saturn Outlook – 2008 – 2009 Saturn Vue – 2007 – 2009 GMC Acadia – 2007 – 2009 Pontiac G5 – 2008 – 2009 Pontiac Torrent – 2008 – 2009 Buick Enclave – 2008 – 2009 Chevrolet Equinox – 2008 – 2009 Chevrolet Malibu – 2009 Chevrolet Traverse
Problem – On vehicles equipped with the 3.6L V6 and 6-speed automatic transmission, drivers may experience no reverse, slipping, and/or harsh shifting between 3rd-5th gears. They may also have diagnostic trouble codes P0776 and P0842. This condition is typically caused by a broken 35R clutch wave plate.
Solution – During the repair/rebuild process, the wave plate must be installed properly (with the rounded edge of the internal splines facing the 35R piston), in order to prevent premature failure.

Common Saturn Outlook Transmission Problems

Lack of Response
Leaking Fluid
Low Fluid
Burning Smell
Grinding or Shaking
Whining, Clunking or Humming
Refuses to Go Into Gear
Torque Converter Issues
Valve Body Issues
Transmission Noisy in Neutral
Gears Slipping
No 3rd or 4th Gear
No 1st or 2nd Gear
No Reverse
Dragging Clutch
Trouble Codes / Check Engine Light

Can I drive with a transmission problem?

If your Saturn Outlook can still make it up and down the road, you might say “It’s fine, I’ll just drive it until I can get it fixed”. But that is not always a good idea, depending on the symptoms. You see, there are a lot of (very expensive) moving parts inside of a transmission, and if something isn’t right, continuing to drive with a transmission problem could damage something else.

How often does a Saturn Outlook transmission need to be replaced?

The overall lifespan of a Saturn Outlook transmission largely depends on how well it was maintained. Factory design flaws also factor into this equation, along with how/how hard you drive. But on average, we’ve seen the Saturn Outlook transmission last for between 130,000-180,000 miles. A high quality replacement transmission however, can last considerably longer if all of the factory design flaws have been addressed and the vehicle has been maintained.

How are Saturn Outlook transmission issues diagnosed?

It is fairly easy to guesstimate what the root cause of your Saturn Outlook transmission problems might be, but you won’t truly know unless you have the right tools and experience. A good mechanic or transmission repair center will be able to connect your truck to a computer and find out which diagnostic trouble codes (DTC’s) have been stored. Once they know what to look for, they can perform a visual inspection to verify the problem.

How is a Saturn Outlook transmission replaced?

In order to replace your Saturn Outlook transmission, the truck has to be lifted from the ground in order to gain access to all of the parts that will need to be unbolted. Then the transmission can be lowered to the ground (typically with a transmission jack), so the new transmission can be installed. Once it is in place, for the 6L80, the vehicle PCM will have to be reprogrammed / reflashed to accept the new transmission using the latest GM subscription.

Recommendations for Saturn Outlook transmission issues?

To save time and get back on the road faster, have your 17-digit truck VIN# handy and you can get an online quote for a reman Saturn Outlook transmission here, then find a local shop using our Find a Shop guide to install it for you.

How to Solve Saturn Outlook Transmission Problems

Solution A: Buy a Used Saturn Outlook Transmission

The quickest way to fix your transmission problems is to simply buy a used transmission or used transmission. These can be found at most junk yards, and they often come with a 30-90 day warranty. However, there’s no way to determine the actual condition of the internal components, so you could be spending a bunch of money to have the exact same problems. Plus, that warranty only covers the transmission if it’s defective, not the labor costs that you’ll have to pay.

Solution B: Buy a Rebuilt Saturn Outlook Transmission

Another option would be a rebuilt transmission or rebuilt transmission. A local repair shop will remove your transmission, then install a bunch of new parts during the rebuild. The problem here is, the skills and experience of each transmission rebuilder will vary widely from shop to shop, so you could have problems from something that wasn’t adjusted properly. And the 1-2 year warranty might only cover you at certain transmission repair shops, in a specific geographical area.

Solution C: Buy a Remanufactured Saturn Outlook Transmission

Many owners depend on their vehicle to commute and get things done. Their gasoline engines are designed to go 100’s of thousands of miles, so it makes sense to invest in a remanufactured transmission.

Need a replacement transmission? Get an estimate for replacement transmissions and local installation. Look up your transmission model by vehicle make and model.

What Transmission Do I Have?

What Problem Does Your Saturn Outlook Have?

Let us know the year, mileage and problem you’re having as well as any trouble (OBD) codes you’ve found. If you’ve been given a quote or paid for a repair, we’d like to hear about that too!

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6 months ago

Shuddering at low speed

11 months ago

Trans wont shift making a clunking noise it has first gear does not have other gears and reverse is out but days ago I was driving it and it was making same noises making a whooshing sound transmission fluid look that good I think it might be the clip haven’t had it diagnosed yet check engine light is on

Shaina johnson
1 year ago

Leaking from left seal where cv axel is, burnt smell, trouble shifting rpms will twice or move alot with out me playing or pressing hard on pedal, the fluid got low a few times but past couple months it hasn’t gotten low at all super odd, hard to get up to speed acceleration seems to be held back by something no check engine light or any other warning light is popping up.

Last edited 1 year ago by Shaina johnson
1 year ago

My Transmission hot idle engine light comes on. I took it for the code scanner and it reads fluid temperature sensor selenoid

Dale Steinfeld
1 year ago

P0852 code. Engine disabled so will not start.

Dale Steinfeld
1 year ago

P0852 code

2 years ago

2008 outlook. Put it into drive but it wants to stay in low.

2 years ago

2008 outlook. It is in drive but it stays low. Won’t shift into drive

2 years ago

I bought an 07 Outlook. Ran fine when I test drove but starter stopped functioning and it was replaced. There is now a humming noise coming from transmission of which drains the battery.

Roliberto Guzman
2 years ago

It says shifting solenoid issue

Joann Perez
2 years ago

I have a 2007 Saturn outlook xe. It was working fine until I put a little oil in the transmission. Now it doesn’t want to run.

2 years ago

My outlook won’t go into Drive

2 years ago

I have a 2007 Saturn outlook with p0752,p0842,po872 trouble codes.

2 years ago

Rpms was going up but not changing gears but now it barley pulls when you first put it in drive

Scott helfinstine
2 years ago

I have a 2008 satern outlook an I have a bunch of trouble codes showing. Po752 Po017-014-016-018 PO 700

Clint Smith
3 years ago

Has been throwing solinoid error codes and has now developed torque converter shudder issues. I have drained twice shudder issues continue. Outlook has 120000 miles.

3 years ago

Is there a possibility that the broken wave plate is something I can still get covered by manufacturer on my 2007 Saturn Aura XR? Since this seems to be such a wide spread and well known issue.

3 years ago

2008 Saturn Outlook has no reverse and in drive only about 50-75 feet than stops I can wait 5 minutes than go another 50-75 feet. Has only 51,000 thousand miles on the SUV. Codes PO700 and P2723 says Pressure Control Solenoid. Could the problem just be in the TCM only???

3 years ago
Reply to  Marv.

Same problem

3 years ago

2007 Saturn Outlook first gear slipping no check lights on

3 years ago

Code p1751 2007 Saturn Outlook xe

3 years ago

Iv got a 2007 saturn outlook and it blowing transmission fluid out around the dipstick what causes it to do that

Wanda Jaramillo
1 year ago
Reply to  James

My 2007outlook has a crack on the transmission cover can it be patched up with jb weld

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