1999 Saturn SC2 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Saturn SC2
- I barely passed CA smog after a new catalytic converter. The car runs great.
- Not wanting to shift into gear
- What is the plastic piece under the front of my car for?
- Car wont start cranks but no start. Manuel 5 speed can pop clutch wil start car
- #2 and 3 cylinders are not firing. The compression is good in the engine.
1999 Saturn SC2 Problems
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.
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.
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.
1999 Saturn SC2 Questions
I don't want to lose the car. It has lower compression, 150 instead of 180, so probably head gasket leaks some, but it has fine power for me. Have new O2 sensors, had carbon buildup cleaned out, new plugs etc., but it was still close to high on carbon output. Is there a way to upgrade th...
It's broken off a couple of times; usually when I get to close to the curb.
1999 Saturn SC2 Reviews
My wife bought the car new. Now has 71K miles. No need to change the oil, just the filter. It needs one quart of oil every 1000 miles. Loud engine, shakes very bad. Horn will sound for no reason then burn out (on my third horn). Automatic shifting is terribble, 3 sec hesitation when engine is cold. No heat in the winter. Need to fill tires up with air every three weeks, factor rims suck...