1999 Saturn SL Transmission Service

Show Your Saturn SL’s Transmission Some TLC

Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.

Why is Your 1999 SL’s Transmission So Important?

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 tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1999 Saturn SL transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you ignore Saturn SL transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your SL at all.

Saturn Transmission Recommendations for 1999 SLs

Saturn recommends having your SL's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your SL should be exchanged regularly with Saturn-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1999 SL services and perform them according to Saturn-recommended specifications. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your SL’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your Saturn running for miles and miles.

Saturn SL Transmission Service Cost

We work hard to offer affordable Saturn SL transmission repairs and services. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your SL's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1999 Saturn SL Transmission Q&A

  • What happens if I "ride" my Saturn's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Saturn SL? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small it is. 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 1999 SL’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your Saturn. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.
  • Can Saturn SL transmission fluid leak? 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.
  • Where can I get my  Saturn SL transmission fixed? Look to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for SL transmission system diagnostics and repairs. Schedule an appointment online today.
  • Is it okay to drive a SL with a transmission fluid leak? It’s not advisable to drive your SL if it’s leaking transmission fluid. Your transmission system needs transmission fluid to function properly, and a leak can lead to significant problems, such as overheating or reduced performance. You might even experience transmission failure.