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How hard is it to change the clutch - 1997 Saturn SL

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On the ground it is a real pain, about 6-8 hours, suggest u buy a factory service manual, u will need a good full set of all types of hand tolls, a hydraulic floor jack (min 2 1/2 ton). safety jack stands and a helper is absolutely needed to get the transmission back in.

Posted on May 29, 2010

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