Well I bought the car for 500$ so I wasn't expecting much out of it. It started a little high rpm wise, but other then that it drove like a peach. I changed the fluids bought new tires and have it a good once over. I then took the car on 3 long distance drives and it preformed phenomenally. It does get hot when it sits in traffic but highway driving is fine. On the return of our last trip there was a low whine coming from the engine compartment Near the passenger side, the lights were also pulsing with the engine so I figured the alternator was going to go, so we get home and park it, the next morning I go to work and my fiancé brings the car to my work and it's gushing tranny fluid. She drove it back home and said it could only do about 20. I couldn't believe she made it the half mile back. We haven't started it since. I'm hoping no bands are broken and there aren't any metal shavings in the tranny. About to go try and diagnose my problem
My 2001 Saturn SL2 started intermittently leaving puddles of transmission fluid about the size of dessert plates but my transmission fluid levels never went exceptionally low (always near full). I have yet to repair the problem.
Leaks transmission fluid. I have to replace about every 3-5 days. I also.cannot get the eubber gasket on the motor to stay fixed. It has been replaced at least 5 times and it is occurring again. Mechanics and persons fairly familiar w/this issue have replaced it.
Leaking a lot tranny fluid
Just noticed some red fluid leaking from the front of my saturn 15 minutes ago. Got online to research what the problem could be and now I will embark on what needs to be repaired exactly.