1996 Saturn SL2 Transmission Service & Repairs

Why is Your 1996 SL2’s Transmission So Important?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. 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. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. Saturn SL2 transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Saturn SL2 transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your SL2 at all.

Saturn Transmission Recommendations for 1996 SL2s

According to Saturn, your SL2’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your SL2 should be exchanged regularly with Saturn-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1996 SL2 services and perform them according to Saturn-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your SL2’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

How Much Do Saturn SL2 Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Saturn SL2 transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your SL2’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1996 Saturn SL2 Transmission Q&A

  • What happens if I "ride" my Saturn's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Saturn? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your SL2’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your SL2 is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • How often does my SL2 transmission fluid need to be checked? Caring for your Saturn SL2’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it 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.

Show Your Saturn SL2’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1996 SL2, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.