1999 Saturn SC1 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Saturn SC1

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1999 Saturn SC1 Problems

A/C off for Engine Protection and Engine Reads Cold

Owners may notice the warning message "A/C off for Engine Protection" displayed on their instrument panel, illumination of the check engine light, and the temperature gauge reading cold at all times. This is a feature of the engine that is activated by the power control module when it detects the engine warming up too slowly. The OBD trouble code P0128 may also be stored. 

The cause is simply a worn out thermostat that stays open at all times, preventing the engine from reaching the proper operating temperature. 

Replacement of the thermostat will correct the issue. 

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

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

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.

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1999 Saturn SC1 Questions

I have a 99 Saturn sc1 it turns over but won't start (1 answer)

Replaced spark plugs, fuel filter the crankshaft sensor. It was starting you had to pump the gas but now I pump the gas and still nothing what could this be

have to pump and pump the pedal to start and finally will temp hand doesn't work (1 answer)

car sputters and sputters and eventually will start,is coolant temp circuit switch bad? or fuel pump?po118

Why wont my 5 speed shift into1st or 2nd gear (3 answers)

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1999 Saturn SC1 Recalls

Recall 99V280000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 210, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES." SOME OF THE VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH SEAT BELT SHOULDER GUIDE ANCHOR BOLTS THAT WERE NOT ADEQUATELY TIGHTENED AT THE CENTER PILLAR AND COULD FALL OUT, MA...

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1999 Saturn SC1 Reviews

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I bought this car brand new so I’ve had it for 10 years. It’s the 2nd Saturn I’ve bought. The first I had for 8 years, so yes I am a loyal Saturn driver. This one is just shy of 100,000 miles and I believe with good maintenance it will double that. (Mine looks like the one in the photo, but the photo does not do it justice!!) PROS: looks good, still sporty looking, body has no rust becaus...

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