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I have an 1997 saturn sl manual trans all of a sudden it';s slow to accelerate and the rpm's skyrocket when trying to get any acceleration

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Sounds like a slipping clutch. The engine races but the car fails to respond quickly as if it is disconnected. The issue will be worse when trying to ascend hills. There is no easy fix, you need to renew the clutch disc.

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Clutch has worn out ,replace the clutch

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