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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Saturn SC1

1997 Saturn SC1

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1997 Saturn SC1 Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

An automatic transmission fluid leak may develop from the rubber section of a transmission cooler line. In some cases the rubber section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler line must be replaced to correct this type of leak.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

1997 Saturn SC1 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., September 22, 1997

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE DRIVER OR FRONT PASSENGER SAFETY BELT IS PULLED OUT MUCH FASTER THAN NORMAL, A NUMBER OF TIME, THE LOCK-UP FEATURE OF THE RETRACTOR WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY.

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Body, Interior & Misc., August 21, 1996

Summary: THE FRONT PASSENGER SEATS HAVE LESS LOCK PAWL ENGAGEMENT ON THE INBOARD FORE/AFT ADJUSTER THAN SPECIFIED. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 207, "SEATING SYSTEMS."

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Electrical & Lights, September 22, 1997

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE SECTION OF THE OWNER'S HANDBOOK TITLED "HORIZONTAL AIM" DOES NOT SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCT AN OWNER HOW TO ADJUST THE HEADLAMP HORIZONTAL AIM. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."

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1997 Saturn SC1 Questions and Answers

MF360, 1997 Saturn SC1, 1.9L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Chicopee, MA

hi my name is josh.. im writing to u cause ive been concern of a couple of things....first my engine is makin some knoking sounds on right side when i accelerate...it also sounds like if air was bl...

pat1, 1997 Saturn SC1, 1.9L 4 Cylinder SOHC, Saint Joseph, MO

i have a 1997 saturn it shifts real hard into reverse and shifts hard going forward and downshifts real hard

z75, 1997 Saturn SC1, 1.9L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Hampton, VA

Linkage broke without any warning. The gear shifter now just bobs about. Made no sound. Drove it fine and went to go out the next time and the shifter would not go into gear. Just floated about. He...

Sassyjonz, 1997 Saturn SC1, 1.9L 4 Cylinder SOHC, Atlanta, GA

Need a fix for flopping shift leaver. This is not the plastic ball coupling problem.

jtmfla56, 1997 Saturn SC1, 1.9L 4 Cylinder SOHC, Apopka, FL

When first starting the car in the am or after sitting 8 or so hours the car sputters and acts as if it is starving for gas. After a couple of minutes it runs fine. It will start normally after this.

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1997 Saturn SC1 Reviews

my 97 saturn has a couple of problems but it has 197,789 miles on it.I've owned it for 1 in a half years.Small rattle type sound in the engine coming from the belt, drinks oil like a siv, air intake has a slight problem,and my car won't start sometimes after it has sit all night its not the battery dont know what it is but it does eventually start.Its never left me stranded except when the starter went out.Other than minor than that its been an awsome car

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