1993 Saturn SC1 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1993 Saturn SC1

1993 Saturn SC1 Problems

Inspect transmission/fluid every 30,000 miles

You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission system should be completely flushed.

Replace spark plugs every 30,000 miles

The spark plugs should be replaced every 30,000 miles and the spark plug boots should be checked for hot spots and cracks.

Stalling/Charge Light Illumination Due to Failed Alternator

The alternator may fail causing the charge light to illuminate. Driving with this condition will eventually cause the engine to stall due to low system voltage.

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1993 Saturn SC1 Questions

What happens to the engine when the timing chain brakes? Will it still turn over at all? (1 answer)

Will anything else brake too?

why is my car not shifting into gear? it is a manual transmission (1 answer)

A couple of weeks ago it started becoming hard to shift gears, it seemed like it would do better the warmer the weather. I live in Colorado so right now it is very cold. Last night and this morning it was really hard to shift while driving, 2nd was almost impossible. Got home and went back out...

no wipers, rough blinker (1 answer)

ok my wipers wont work at all, unless the wiper lever is in the fast wiping postion, my left turn signal is very difficult to to on. i have checked everything i could to make sure everything was plugged in right in the steering column.

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1993 Saturn SC1 Recalls

Recall 93V132000
THE GENERATOR ELECTRICAL WIRING IS NOT PROTECTED AGAINST EXCESSIVE CURRENT FLOW WHICH MAY BE CAUSED BY AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUIT IN THE GENERATOR.
Brake Failure Due To Defective Booster

The brakes may fail to apply due to a faulty brake booster. Dealers will replace the brake booster assembly to resolve the concern.

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