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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1993 Saturn SL1

1993 Saturn SL1

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1993 Saturn SL1 Problems

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.

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.

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.

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.

1993 Saturn SL1 Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, August 6, 1993

Summary: THE GENERATOR ELECTRICAL WIRING IS NOT PROTECTED AGAINST EXCESSIVE CURRENT FLOW WHICH MAY BE CAUSED BY AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUIT IN THE GENERATOR.

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1993 Saturn SL1 Questions and Answers

hrod27, 1993 Saturn SL1, 3.5L V6, Portage, IN

Changed rear calipers and pads, then bled syatem. Pedal still mushy. Need advice.

kestone, 1993 Saturn SL1, SOHC, Lexington, KY

the belt on my car is loud when i start it up. I was told that my water pump my be going out or my belts might need to be changes.

donjschulze, 1993 Saturn SL1, SOHC, Tujunga, CA

Is there a special tool or socket wrench for getting to the top bolt on the starter. I can't even get a wrench in there properly to be able to turn the bolt.

lilmysteri0, 1993 Saturn SL1, 1.9L 4 Cylinder SOHC, Gloucester City, NJ

I was in a car accident on Wednesday. The ABS dashboard light flashes and my back brake lights stay on. I have since removed the bulbs from the brake lights. I hope someone might be able to help...

Saturnlover9, 1993 Saturn SL1, Sybertsville, PA

Ok so I have a 93 staurn sl1 I have automatic seat belts and the passenger seat belt will not roll up like it is sopose to. the other side does but I cant figure out why it wont I have had it looke...

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1993 Saturn SL1 Reviews

If there was a half a star, I would use it.

I like the styling, It is right around the time the big three started to round out cars and eliminate the boxiness! Unfortunately my interior roof is draping, Need to clean EGR valve(or buy a $100 new one), and the Catalytic Conv is ripped apart. I did put a $20 dollar muffler on it (saved $300 dollars from Midas), And with 167,000 miles on it, It will eventually need a Clutch, Sending unit(Gas Tank), and a little rust repair on the roof. But that is really it! I do my own preventive maintanance and boy does it pay off!
The big three have to go back to the basics with cars, and this one (1993 SL) is a good example!

Well I have a 1993 Saturn SL 1 and It is awesome on gas! I put a new exahust, new starter, new cooling sensor, bunch of other parts. I only have one problem that I just cannot figure out its the seatbelt they are automatic and although its there and it buckles it doesn't go up but it clicks like it should roll up. Its so frustrating I have bought the manual and looked through it and nothing. This is the only real problem other then that (the odometer has never worked since i bought it) but its been a good car got me where I gota go and back

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