1996 Saturn SL Repair and Maintenance

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

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1996 Saturn SL Problems

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.

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.

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1996 Saturn SL Questions

what could it be if your coils and plugs and wires and icm are all new and repla (2 answers)

replaced and there is still one plug not getting a spark ,so it continues to bog and shake n missfire intermittently n getting worse.its running a biut better but its not fixed?

Car won't crank over good battery good starter lights do come on on th dash auto (1 answer)

I used to take it around the block just to circulate all the fluids and one day I tried to start it and it wouldn't do anything

Can anyone tell me where the crank position sensor is located?? (1 answer)

I have a 1996 Saturn wagon

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1996 Saturn SL 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.

Recall 97V138000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL STEERING. THE PINION BEARING CAGE IN THE STEERING GEAR CAN SEPARATE UNDER HIGH STEERING SYSTEM LOAD CONDITIONS, SUCH AS PARKING LOT OR SIMILAR LOW SPEED MANEUVERS.
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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1996 Saturn SL Reviews

My car won't stay started could it be water or something in my tank. the gas is not getting up to the front.

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