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Will a 98 saturn sl1 transmission bolt up to a 98 saturn sl2 engine

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Yes it is the same transmission

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Cna you use a transmission from an s model car to put in a sl edition


Probably possible. The tranny in my '95 Saturn SL2 failed at 30k and the engine blew at 57k while starting. Hope you have better luck; no more GM for me.

Dec 05, 2010 | 1993 Saturn SL

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I have a crack engine. Need to put in another engine. Will a 2001 engine fit into a 1998 saturn sl1


No, you need a 96 through 98 engine, make sure the one you get is the same as yours, that is if you have an SL1 your donor car must be an SL1, SW1 or SC1 and if you have an SL2 then your donor car must be an SL2, an SW2, or an SC2. You can buy rebuilt engines for about 2000 with core exchange
might make more sense if you intend to keep it a while and if a manual then do the clutch while it is out.

Dec 01, 2010 | 1998 Saturn SL

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How to fix a headgasket


requires pulling the head off and replacing the gasket. not an owner serviceable repair unless you have a lot of tools. while you are at it you will want to do the timing chain as well. might make more sense to buy a lower mileage compatible engine out of a junkyard. most saturn engines from 96-98 will fit in there, you must make sure that if yours is a SL2, meaning DOHC your donor vehicle must have the DOHC as well as the transmissions are different on the SOHC cars. SC1 and SL1 and SW1 have the same engines and SW2, SL2 and SC2 are the same. something i learned a long time ago was that if you have a valve job done on the head before you put it back together, the piston rings will go bad within a few weeks. good luck

Oct 19, 2010 | 1997 Saturn SL

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What type of engine do I have in my 1998 Saturn SL1?


if it is an SL1 it has a SOHC 1.9L. Basically the same engine was in all saturns 91-99, just different heads. the Sl2 had double over head cam and the Sl1 had SOHC.

Sep 29, 2010 | 1998 Saturn SL

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What's the difference bteween a 99' saturn sl and a saturn sl1? My 99' saturn sl wont go in reverse, what might be wrong with it?


The SL2 is a DOHC 1.9L and the SL1 is a SOHC 1.9L. They have different transmissions, the DOHC uses a 15 inch wheel while the SOHC has a 14 inch wheel. So when you are shopping around for another transmission you must get one from the same type of engine. Saturn auto transmissions seem to be problematic, I stuck with the manual trannys and had very good luck.

Aug 31, 2010 | 1999 Saturn SL

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I have a 1993 saturn manual transmission and when


Time to find a much lower mileage used tranny and have it put in. Replace the clutch components with new stuff while you are at it.Note that the transmissions 91-99 will most likely swap but you must know whether you have an SL1 or SL2 and the donor car must be the same..

Jul 14, 2010 | 1993 Saturn SL2

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1995 Sl: Saturn '00 SL1 has a 1-2 second shutter when at a ...


I would guess it's fuel injectos are dirty. I like the Chevron Techron Fuel System cleaner - worked great in my 1999 SL2.

May 07, 2010 | 1995 Saturn Sl

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Transmission problems


I have a 97 SL2 and it has the typical slam into reverse, but also after a couple minutes of driving it downshifts... It stays there for like 3-5 minutes then runs fine afterwards... What is the problem?

Feb 04, 2010 | 1997 Saturn SL

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Chaged transmission on 1997 saturn now it will not


It sounds like you have the wrong transmission. If your car is a DOHC aka an SL2, SC2, or SW2 then you have an MP7 transmission. If you have a SOHC, aka a SL1, SC1, or SW1 then you have an MP6. You need the right transmission for the right motor...DOHC needs the MP7 while the SOHC needs the MP6.

On top of that, you need the correct gear ratios which changed over the years. Your '97 CANNOT use a '98-'02 transmission. It must be 1991-1997 if it is an MP7 or 1993-1997 if it is an MP6.

Otherwise the PCM will not shift the wrong transmission.

Feb 02, 2010 | 1997 Saturn SL

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