1997 Saturn SL Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Saturn SL
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1997 Saturn SL ProblemsCheck Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
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.
The spark plugs should be replaced every 30,000 miles and the spark plug boots should be checked for hot spots and cracks.
1997 Saturn SL QuestionsMy will crank and run for 30 minutes, then it cuts off and wont start back up. (1 answer)
I wait 1 or 2 hours then the car will crank and run again for thirty minutes, then shuts off.
My car cuts off when I'm driving, no system light comes on, the car just stops. So far, it starts back eventually, but I would really like to have some idea of what's going on. It's not the battery, the lights still work. When I turn the key, it makes no sound at all--no click, nothin...
I have to turn key 3 or more times to crank car. It turns over, but will not crank--winter time, it cranks first turn of the key. In the summer, the more stops I make, the worse it is. I live in Mississippi, where sometimes its 100 degrees, I'm afraid eventually I will get stranded somewhere...
1997 Saturn SL RecallsHorn 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.