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Clutch doesn't want to disengage when the pedal is depressed. Oil level seems fine. Runs through the gears fine when the engine is off. I may mention here that it is a manual transmission. The problem didn't occur over time but rather it shifted 'normally' when parked then, the next time I ran the car (several days later), the transmission was acting up. There don't seem to be any unusual noises.

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It sounds like your hydraulics might have gone bad. They are no longer pressing the pressure plate hard enough in order to disengage the clutch disc from the flywheel.

If the pedal feels any different this may be an indication that the hydraulics are bad. Otherwise it could be the pressure plate fingers are worn enough where it won't have the spring pressure needed to push on the outer diaphragm to disengage the clutch.

Also there is no "oil" in a manual Saturn transmission, it is ATF, the same stuff you put in your automatic transmission.

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