I was test driving this Saturn today for my teenage son and when slowing down to a stop it had a pretty loud whine. Could this have anything to do with the automatic transmission? If not, what could it be? It is the only thing stopping me from buying the car.
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2001 Saturn SC2 Question: Whine when slowing to a stop.
Answer #1patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, February 18, 2012, 19:41Master
It's hard to say without hearing the noise but I would guess transmission. Have a pre-purchase inspection done by a garage knowledgeable in Saturn products, it will be money well spent, hat they find may divert you from buying a "bad car" and or what they find (lack of maintenance or repairs needed) can be used to negotiate price.