Question about 1999 Saturn SL
I started driving my car this morning and it felt like the transmission was slipping. So I pulled over to stop the car, then start it over because I usually have this problem if I haven't put transmission fluid in it for a while. So I checked both the fluid and the oil and they were both okay, but the car still wouldn't start. It will try to turn over and then start clicking. I finally got a jump and the car rode, but not over 10 mph, and then it killed again. And now when I try to start it over it still tries to turn over and then starts clicking. Is the motor gone in my car?
No it sounds like you just need a new battery or alternator.......go to advanced auto or autozone and have them test both of them for you.
Posted on Aug 01, 2008
You have a failing valve body. You need to replace it with one that has the Sonnax upgrades in it. The quicker you replace it the better before you begin to loosen the input shaft nut and have to do that repair as well.
Also you must change the transmission fluid every 20,000 miles (30,000 suggested by Saturn) to ensure that no gunk or build up is in the valve body, which is the original cause of your slipping and failing valve body.
The valve body can be replaced with the transmission in the car. It is a 45 minute to an hour job and can be done for $200 with simple hand tools.
Posted on May 12, 2010
Saturn says and I quote
there transmission fluid is not to be changed after the first change at 6000 miles.
Now I say it should be changed at every 30000 miles. If changing out the fluid doesn't work then you need to go to a transmission repair shop.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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