1992 Saturn SL1 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1992 Saturn SL1

1992 Saturn SL1 Problems

Stalling/Charge Light Illumination Due to Failed Alternator

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.

Timing Chain May Come Into Contact With Timing Cover and Make Noise

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.

Power steering hoses leak fluid and should be replaced
The power steering hoses commonly leak fluid. Any leaking hoses should be replaced.

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1992 Saturn SL1 Questions

My 92 Saturn SL1 engine rotates but will not start or fire. I can't find problem (1 answer)

I was driving the car and it started to surge (like I was running out of gas but had a half a tank of gas) for a few minutes then went back to normal for about 20 minutes then it started doing it again then it stall.
We have checked the battery, fuel pump, fuel injector(s), vacuum lines and lo...

Getting clicking when I apply brakes. Is that anti-lock? (1 answer)

Also speedometer/odometer does not work.

Yesterday fluid went EVERYWHERE. The car won't shift into gear at all. Ideas why (1 answer)

I had the oil changed and transmission fluid levels checked. I drove it approximately 10 min. to a gas station. It would not shift into gear going on a slight incline into the station. I had to put it into park to keep it from rolling backwards. Fluids kind of a reddish brown but not as thick as ...

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1992 Saturn SL1 Recalls

Recall 93V132000
THE GENERATOR ELECTRICAL WIRING IS NOT PROTECTED AGAINST EXCESSIVE CURRENT FLOW WHICH MAY BE CAUSED BY AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUIT IN THE GENERATOR.
Recall 92V098000
THE TRANSAXLE VALVE ASSEMBLIES WERE IMPROPERLY MACHINED. VEHICLES MAY NOT PROPERLY ENGAGE IN NEUTRAL OR PARK, EVEN THOUGH THE GEAR SELECTOR INDICATES THE VEHICLE IS IN NEUTRAL OR PARK.

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1992 Saturn SL1 Reviews

My car is great, but it has its bugs. When I press on the gas the rpm goes down before it revs up. It makes it hard to go up a hill because its a standard. Also the coolant fan switch on/off sensor is out, where is it? Other than that the tranny, clutch, mpg, engine all satisfactory.

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