Question about 1996 Saturn SC

1 Answer

96 Saturn SC-1 clutch replacement problems

My fiance's 96 Saturn SC-1 is a good car - but has a lot of miles on it. About two weeks ago, the clutch went out on it. He and a friend pulled the engine out (took them four days. I have no idea why some men feel the need to be DIY'ers, and why those men are typically the ones who are not capable of doing it themselves.), got the fly wheel resurfaced, etc. The clutch is totally put together - the problem is that the shaft that slides from the motor through the clutch disk and pressure plate isn't going through the pilot bearing. Any ideas??

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    The clutch kit that they used had an alignment tool. I know because that was my first thought, too, that maybe it wasn't fitting together right because there wasn't enough length on the shaft. He said that the pilot bearing that they used came with the clutch kit. Any other ideas?

  • jenny_andrew Feb 14, 2009

    i was getting off the freeway and went to put it in a lower gear, i was able to but i couldnt go, any ideas?

  • Jerry Koski
    Jerry Koski May 11, 2010

    did they change out the pilot bearing ? if so maybe they put too big of bearing in it ? just an idea



1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 24 Answers

Sounds to me like there is an alignment issue witht he clutch disk. DId they buy a clutch kit with install tool? If not then good chance its not aligned and will need to come back out to align. you can also pick up a universal clutch alignment tool from autoparts store.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My mechanic says don't replace egr as it go bad again in a short while. Is this true for a 96 saturn?

Odd advice from a mechanic

Maybe they have experienced a high failure rate
on your type vehicle,but you need a properly functioning
EGR Valve,to reduce NOX and pass inspection.

So replace it

Jun 02, 2012 | 1996 Saturn SC

1 Answer

Need to replace hydraulic assembly on 96 saturn twin cam 4 door sedan

might be a help if you told us whether you are talking about the hydraulics which operate the brakes or the clutch, or those inside an automatic transmission.

Aug 25, 2011 | 1996 Saturn SC

1 Answer

I have a 2003 chev 3500 truck with a 6speed manual duramax 250000 miles New clutch and transfer case at 206000. 30 days ago had driveshaft replaced, 2 weeks ago driveshaft bracket came off on freeway. ...

Excessive wear on clutches is usually from alot of heavy hauling, pulling heavy trailers. 40,000 miles is real excessive. If you can, I would take the access cover off the bottom of the bell housing and check to see if the pressure plate bolts aren't backing out. When the clutch was replaced they should have (or I would have ) used a thread lock on these bolts. There is always a lot of vibration in this area, and I have seen these bolts back out, on manual and automatic transmissions.

Feb 02, 2011 | Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2000 sc1 saturn trouble shifting manual transmissioninto all gears, it will not go in right away but it shifts into gear the second push. In the drive way it shifts into all gears just fine.

If your able to shift with the car off sitting in your driveway but not able to shift once the engine is running then you have one of several possible problems.

Problem 1) Possible clutch hydraulics problem where the hydraulics are not completely disengaging the clutch.

Problem 2) Clutch pressure plate fingers could be tired and not allowing the pressure plate to disengage the friction disc off the flywheel.

Problem 3) Not likely but depending on the abuse of the car, the synchros could be shot.

If the car has a decent amount of miles on it and is driven in the city a lot then Problem 1 and 2 are most likely the problem. So either way it's time to check some hydraulics or replace the clutch.

Dec 28, 2009 | 2001 Saturn SC

1 Answer

Odometer running to fast

Problem is in the guage cluster assy.The ODO is mechanical,serviced by replacing guage cluster.

May 01, 2009 | 1992 Saturn SL2

1 Answer

2000 Saturn SL1 started stalling after rear brakes replaced.

check and see where he jacked the car up. he could have smashed the fuel lines

Mar 11, 2009 | 2000 Saturn SL

1 Answer

97 Saturn Sc air conditioner not able to recharge

i would verify the ac clutch is still grabbing first as that is a lot cheaper.

Feb 26, 2009 | 1997 Saturn SC

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Saturn SC Logo

Related Topics:

492 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Saturn Experts


Level 3 Expert

78267 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8836 Answers

Are you a Saturn Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides