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Old 04-12-2012, 02:19 PM   #1
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Hey folks,
Just picked up another Saturn for my daughters first car. We had 3 previous Saturns in the family till my wife got some bad service at Saturn of the Valley and jumped ship to a Honda element. Here is my dilema: Im pretty handy however does anyone here have a good source for local parts/service. The car has the typical "stiff shift" clutch problem, and I have a new master/slave That I will replace. Now if this does not fix it, Im sure it will require the replacment of the clutch/pressure plate to solve it and dont really want to take this job on.

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Old 04-13-2012, 11:52 AM   #2
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Autozone works but I typically buy my parts from Rockauto/Amazon/Ebay because they are cheaper and more convenient for me.

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Old 04-14-2012, 09:50 PM   #3
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Thanks Greg1,
Actually, I purchased the master/slave clutch unit from Autozone. The clutch issue is solved! I was sweating that I had to put a clutch/pressure plate in the car but looks like I saved a few bucks. By any chance have you been to any of the local boneyards for saturn parts? If so which on do you reccomend?

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For service, focus on finding someone trustworthy. No need to find a mechanic that's specifically good with these cars, because these cars are a piece of cake to work on. If the mechanic can't work on an S-Series, they shouldn't be picking up a wrench to begin with.

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Thanks Greg1,
Actually, I purchased the master/slave clutch unit from Autozone. The clutch issue is solved! I was sweating that I had to put a clutch/pressure plate in the car but looks like I saved a few bucks. By any chance have you been to any of the local boneyards for saturn parts? If so which on do you reccomend?
I went to one of those PYP places in Sun Valley last year and there were a number of Saturns there but most of them were trashed by people doing whatever to get the part they needed. That area of town is less than desirable too.

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I went to one of those PYP places in Sun Valley last year and there were a number of Saturns there but most of them were trashed by people doing whatever to get the part they needed. That area of town is less than desirable too.
Those places will always be in "less than desirable" parts of town. Think about it - they need acres & acres of space to throw dead cars on. I know I wouldn't be buying prime real estate.

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Old 04-16-2012, 02:53 PM   #7
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Took a trip today to the Monrovia CA pick a part and found the glove box latch I was looking for. I counted 6 Saturns there including a couple of wagons. Lots of engine parts remaining the latest model I seen was a 97+ SC.

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