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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2001 Saturn SL

2001 Saturn SL

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2001 Saturn SL Problems

Brakes -- Verified

Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians tell us this condition is best corrected by replacement of the front rotors and brake pads.

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.

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.

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

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

2001 Saturn SL Recalls (Recent)

Drive Train, October 6, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLES, FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 114, "THEFT PROTECTION." THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH AN IMPROPERLY ADJUSTED AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE PARK LOCK CABLE ASSEMBLY. IF IMPROPERLY ADJUSTED, IT IS POSSIBLE TO SHIFT FROM THE "PARK" POSITION WITH THE IGNITION KEY REMOVED.

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Engine, October 6, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 301, "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY." THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH AN INADEQUATE VENT VALVE WELD ON THE TOP PORTION OF THE FUEL TANK.

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2001 Saturn SL Questions and Answers

kate_1, 2001 Saturn SL, 3.0L V6, Lake Worth, FL

All the gauges on the dash were going on and off and now are off. Some months ago the car was flooded with water, this may be a concern?

Elijahhh, 2001 Saturn SL, 1.9L 4 Cylinder SOHC, Evanston, WY

I have the 1.9L EFI/OHC engine in my saturn. There is a lot of oil inside of the radiator and all of the lines. What could be the cause of this? I am thinking it is just the head gasket has gone out.

whatsbroke, 2001 Saturn SL, 1.9L 4 Cylinder SOHC, Newman Lake, WA

The engine will increase revs to 3000rpm without reason especially at low speeds or when stopped in traffic or at lights. I can get the revs to drop if I gently apply pressure to the clutch; but if...

Visitor, 2001 Saturn SL, 1.9L 4 Cylinder SOHC, Valley Falls, NY

The engine shut off while running car will not start. Replaced battery and starter, satrter clicks when ignition is turned on, engine does not turn over. Oil is low, kids car, does it have an engi...

Visitor, 2001 Saturn SL, 1.9L 4 Cylinder SOHC, Opelousas, LA

My car wont start and the anti theft light stays on

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