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if the clutch pedal is soft an won't let the the tranny go into gear then that means time for a new clutch

IF it wont go into gear its the pressure plate. It it slips under hard acceleration (engine revs and car doesnt speed up) the plate it worn out. Either requires replacement of both. Get a Kit

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Q: How do you know when the clutch on a 1996 Saturn SL1 needs changing?
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