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NHTSA — Power Train: Clutch Assembly Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Saturn SL clutch problems

clutch problem

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1998 Saturn SL Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 172001

SL

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Clutch was in perfect conditions, faliure was in the pressure plate that operates the clutch. Parts department told me that this was not un-common for manual transmitions on SL1 from 96-99 and when new parts were purchased at the dealer, there had been a design change which increased the total cost for the repair. Why was a new design implemented if there was nothing wrong with the old one. Just in Hawaii/oahu there has been about half a dozen of low milage manual trans with clutch system falires.

- Ewa Beach, HI, USA

problem #1

Jul 172001

SL

  • miles
Clutch was in perfect conditions, faliure was in the pressure plate that operates the clutch. Parts department told me that this was not un-common for manual transmitions on SL1 from 96-99 and when new parts were purchased at the dealer, there had been a design change which increased the total cost for the repair. Why was a new design implemented if there was nothing wrong with the old one. Just in Hawaii/oahu there has been about half a dozen of low milage manual trans with clutch system falires.

- Ewa Beach, HI, USA

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