Transmission Services for 1997 Saturn SL

Take Time for Your Saturn SL Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1997 SL, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.

What Does Your Saturn SL Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your SL’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1997 Saturn SL transmission problems could include shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. Let Saturn SL transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your SL’s not even driveable.

Saturn Transmission Recommendations for 1997 SLs

Saturn recommends having your SL's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. For example, the transmission fluid in your SL should be exchanged regularly with Saturn-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1997 SL services and perform them according to Saturn-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your SL’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Saturn SL Transmission Service Pricing

We do our best to keep Saturn SL transmission repairs and services affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your SL a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1997 Saturn SL Questions & Answers

  • What happens when you "ride" your Saturn's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Saturn tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • Does my SL's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1997 SL’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Saturn's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.
  • Is it possible for transmission fluid to leak from my Saturn SL? Over time, transmission fluid can leak from your Saturn SL, potentially causing transmission problems. A transmission fluid leak may be caused by a damaged transmission pan, faulty transmission cooler lines, worn-out seals, a cracked transmission housing, or an overfilled transmission.
  • Who can fix my  Saturn SL transmission leak? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care can troubleshoot and repair SL transmission systems. Book an appointment online today.
  • Can I drive my Saturn SL with a transmission fluid leak? Driving your SL with a transmission fluid leak is highly discouraged. Transmission fluid is vital to the smooth operation of your transmission system, and a leak can put the entire system at risk. A transmission fluid leak may lead to decreased performance, overheating, and possibly even transmission failure.