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1996 Saturn SL CX SL Manual

1996 Saturn SL
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
29 mpg city / 40 mpg hwy
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Will the transmissions line up
I have two Saturn's both 95 both L seires one is a dohc two door and the other one is is sohc and a four door. I need to take the transmission out of the two door and put it in the...
Asked by Tristan I February 14, 2014, 8:10 am 1 reply
car wont start unless gas pedal is pushed all the way down then runs like crap and wnt ideal at all
Its a 1999 saturn sl2. could it be the temp sensor nt letting it start right?
Asked by Jesse A January 29, 2014, 2:22 pm 1 reply
Just the catalytic converter or something more?
The car is a '98 Saturn SL2. I've been driving with a busted catalytic converter for a few months now. Other than needs to really mash the gas to accelerate at a decent pace, it ha...
Asked by Michael F February 7, 2014, 2:20 pm 0 reply
Which is more likely? Cooling fan or temp sensor?
I have a 96 Saturn SL2. Lately, it wont start unless I floor the gas peddle, then yesterday it started over heating. I have had someone tell me it is the cooling fan, and somebody ...
Asked by April J January 25, 2014, 12:52 pm 0 reply
Power steering does not work
Everything else works just fine, it's just difficult to turn the vehicle hard in any direction.
Asked by David H January 16, 2014, 5:29 am 1 reply
Power steering does not work
It can't be the belt.
Asked by David H January 16, 2014, 5:25 am 0 reply
there's a knocking on front passenger tire area that gets louder when I push on the gas
we just replaced tie rods and wheel bearings
Asked by Ronee B December 27, 2013, 6:00 am 0 reply
Starting problems
I have a 1999 Saturn SL ,when I go to start it won't start unless I put the gas petal to the floor and it starts for a second and dies what's the cause of that?
Asked by Terril L December 13, 2013, 5:55 pm 0 reply
What might cause my car to suddenly turn off while running?
Hi, I'm having an odd problem with my car where it will stop suddenly - not a stall, or a loss of power, but a sudden and unexpected electrical loss, as if I were to turn off the i...
Asked by Dave H December 6, 2013, 3:28 pm 0 reply soon turn acond. on, cooling down.
Isee splash of coolant on hood after driving.
Asked by Lana S November 17, 2013, 6:30 pm 0 reply

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