1996 Saturn SC1 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Saturn SC1

1996 Saturn SC1 Problems

Contamination of extended life coolant
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.
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.

Timing Chain May Come Into Contact With Timing Cover and Make Noise

The timing chain may come into contact with the timing cover, causing noise in the engine. Replacement of worn timing chain components will be necessary to correct this concern.

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1996 Saturn SC1 Questions

What causes the car to randomly jerk during acceleration (1 answer)

My car will randomly have a single jerk during acceleration and when I shift to the next gear it will jerk once then be fine. It feels like something dragging the car back then it breaks loose. My check engine light came on and stayed on till the next morning, when I was going to get it checked I...

I have a possible brake line problem. (2 answers)

The brake pads, rotors and calipers are pretty new and don't need to be changed but I have to push the brake down almost all the way to stop the car. I think theres a problem in the brake line but I'm not sure. Can someone help?

what the difference sc1&sc2 (1 answer)

where do you find model #

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1996 Saturn SC1 Recalls

Horn Failure

The horn could fail and overheat. resulting in a possible engine compartment fire. Dealers will replace the horn assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Roof Panel Welds Insufficient

The roof panel welds may not be sufficiently made to prevent panel separation in an accident. Dealers will reinforce the roof flange with structural fasteners free of charge to resolve the concern.

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