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2000 Saturn sl 5 speed makes whining noise in 5th gear

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Sounds Like a carrier bearing inside transmission. Check the fluid level of the transmission.

Posted on Oct 20, 2013

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SOURCE: 1999 Saturn sl speed sensor

The vehicle speed sensor (VSS) is located in the differential area of the transaxle. Also, to replace it should be fairly simple. I wish I could give a better answer exactly where it is at, but I have you the answer straight out of the Haynes manual.  

To replace the VSS, disconnect the electrical connector from the VSS. Then remove the retaining bolt and lift the VSS from the Transaxle or simply unscrew the VSS. Installation is the reverse of removal. 

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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SOURCE: My 1999 Saturn Sl, 4 cylinder, 4DR, 5 speed failed emissions inspection- Code P1404- catalyst heater monitor. What is this, what does it do, and how much to repair-estimate?

P1404 Is an EGR Code,Needs New EGR Valve & Check the vacuum port for excessive carbon or restrictions

Posted on May 09, 2009

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SOURCE: humming while driving

Hub bearings,notorious for these,expensive parts.They go bad on the front and the rear.YOu need to find out which one is the noisey one,maybe more than one.I had a customer that we had to replace all four on within 6 weeks.Hope this helps

Posted on May 22, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 Saturn sl with shifting problems first gear and reverse

Ms Derry ,I would check the pair of shift cables and shifter itself before suspecting internal transmission problems.The cables attach to the shifter then runs to the linkage on the transmission.One cable is responsible for side to side movement as the other is for moving front to back(like 1st to second) Center console removal is fairly simple which requires mounting screw(4) removal on the front sides and in the rear cup holder.This gives you an opportunity to view the shifter and cable operation from above while this movement should also be appreciated at the transmission linkage meaning someone shifts the vehicle as another inspects proper movement at the transmission.If all this is actuating properly,you may need to tear down and inspect transmission but hopefully it can be rectified with external repairs mentioned...good luck

Posted on Aug 26, 2009

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SOURCE: 95 saturn sl 2 5 speed manual transmission, clutch

This vehicle has a pair of shift cables which attatches to the shifter and runs to the transmission shift housing.To diagnose,removal of the center console is in order so you can inspect and verify the shifter/cable connections and movement,then verify the cables move the linkages properly at the transmission . These cables are a fairly common failed part and sold as the set,these are a dealer item and no aftermarket cables are available .

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

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