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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2002 Saturn SL

2002 Saturn SL

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2002 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.

2002 Saturn SL Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., January 22, 2002

Summary: CERTAIN SEDANS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS NO. 210, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES," AND NO. 214, "SIDE IMPACT PROTECTION." THESE VEHICLES WERE MANUFACTURED WITH WELDS BETWEEN THE DOOR STRIKER AND BELT-LINE THAT DO NOT MEET SATURN SPECIFICATIONS.

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2002 Saturn SL Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2002 Saturn SL, Elk Grove, CA

how much labor to change a starter

Visitor, 2002 Saturn SL, Rosamond, CA

My service engine came on about 6 months ago, didn't think it was a big deal but now it won't pass smog and has service codes; P0301,P0442, and P0507. I'm trying to fix it myself but...

Colagirl, 2002 Saturn SL, Liverpool, NY

I have had the a/c checked - it is fully charged, no leaks, compressor works - but when I turn it on inside car - I have to turn it to max and hardly get any air. The heater works just fine. What c...

mardellab, 2002 Saturn SL, 1.9L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Minco, OK

I knew battery was going bad and tried to make it to payday to get new one. One day stopped somewhere and when I tried to start it it was dead. Some strangers offered to give a jump. I was in car t...

Visitor, 2002 Saturn SL, 1.9L 4 Cylinder SOHC, Marlboro, NJ

My serpentine belt had several ribs separate from the belt. they wound up tangeled arount a pully.
I replaced the belt. The new belt seemed very very hard to fit. I thought the Drive belt tenai...

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2002 Saturn SL Reviews

I like my car but it is giving some driving. Trouble. Right now. And it only has 138400km on it and has developed a hesitating. and astumble. In it. If I could get it fixed I would like it again

Best car ever owned!! Bought my car new with only 1 mile on the odometer. Even being 6'3 300+LBS I fit comfortably. Anyways I now have 211,000 miles and up until today all I've ever done is routine oil changes brakes and tires. Radiator finally gave out and had to replace the EGR valve. Even my mechanic was impressed. The only thing I can complain about is I wont be able to buy another when my car finally does stop going thanks to Saturn shutting its doors.

i love the car i just wish it wasn't so low ground its hard for my husband thats 6 ft tall to get in and out

For the past 8 years it has performed great-always starts on the first crank. Great gas mileage. There is alot of road noise. Stereo/CD player has good sound. Comfortable ride but does sit low to the ground.
Parts replaced so far: Cooling Fan (90k), Tires twice (first set lasted 5 years!) Brakes twice, steering fluid, brake fluid, oil plug (striped over time) and Spark plugs twice (first time I installed wrong ones, always change with the manual's suggestion part #). Great reliable car.

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