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Clutch doesnt have resistance till about an inch or two off the floor.

I just dont know why there is nothing until it gets that low. everything else is fine. i have no problem shifting and i just did the brakes and there is the perfect amount of fluid in the reserve. i dont wanna pay some dude to do something i can do myself!!

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  • fawn doyle Dec 03, 2012

    all of you have great ideas but it doesn't seem like there is just one definite answer. I was hoping to find atleast a reason and work back from there and I figured if it was that I needed a new clutch that I would have trouble shifting. If anyone else has or had this issue please keep me posted! I will keep checking back and trying everyones solutions until something works.



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Check the linkage for any slack. if the clutch is very old, it might be time to replace it, at which time the mechanic would fix it up to where it will give resistance the whole way.

Posted on Dec 01, 2012


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SOURCE: 1999 Saturn SL2 shifting problems

I also have a 1999 sl2 saturn . I was having about the same problem but mine also did not want to go into reverse somtimes as well . Ichanged my fluid and filter and put in a good trans conditioner and just about all my trouble went away. The trans filter is just like a oil filter it just screws on the outside of the transmission . It is located down under the air filter housing, and the fluid plug is right on the bottom of the trans.

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SOURCE: shifting and or clutch

If there is a hydraulic clutch in that car, check the master cylinder for the clutch and see if it's full of fluid, if it is, you might have a bad slave valve.

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With a pressure bleeder, you can rent them.

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SOURCE: Saturn SL2 Brake Problems

sounds like your breaks need to be bled.
if it still is kind of spoungy then the routers are bad.

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SOURCE: if the clutch slave cylinder on my 2005 Saturn Vue

No its internal meaning that its in the bell housing.The bell housing is bolted to the gearbox to hous the clutch befor being bolted to the engine.It has no seal on it.So when your slave cylinder leaks,The fluid drips from the bell housing.And the only way to get at it is to remove the gearbox.

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