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Old 01-01-2012, 09:48 AM   #1
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1996 saturn sl2 wagon in town for sale $1800.00 with a bad torque converter-seller say's the engine is new--is this a good buy? How much doe's a converter cost? Is this a GM part--got a part number? I can do the repair my self==save cost of shop done. odometer reads 172,000.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:36 AM   #2
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That price is way high for a car that doesn't drive. I'd offer to tow it away for maybe half that. No one else will buy it so you can always let it sit there. I recently got a 2001 SL1 that was shifting really hard for $500 when the guy was asking $1200.
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:07 PM   #3
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That's way too much, but you may be able to talk the price down (particularly if it's already been for sale for a while).

The only reasonable source for a torque converter, as far as I know, is the junkyard. They're not a common failure point, so a good one won't be hard to find, and it shouldn't be too expensive (look on, HOWEVER, you should verify that the problem is really the torque converter (not a much more common valve body and/or input-shaft-nut problem) before you put the effort into replacing the torque converter (much more work than the valve body and/or input-shaft-nut).
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:22 PM   #4
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again, way too much money. varify the converter is bad.
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