1994 Saturn SL1 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1994 Saturn SL1

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1994 Saturn SL1 Problems

Replace spark plugs every 30,000 miles

The spark plugs should be replaced every 30,000 miles and the spark plug boots should be checked for hot spots and cracks.

Inspect transmission/fluid every 30,000 miles

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.

Replace engine coolant every 30,000 miles
Our technicians highly recommend that the engine coolant be replaced every 30,000 miles.

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1994 Saturn SL1 Recalls

Front Seat Back Can Fall Backwards

The front seat back may fall backwards partially due to a worn gear in the recliner mechanism. Dealers will replace the front seat recliner mechanisms free of charge to resolve the problem.

Recall 99V045000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME FRONT SEAT BACK RECLINER GEAR TEETH MAY WEAR EXCESSIVELY THROUGH REPEATED USE, AND COULD CAUSE THE SEAT BACK TO SLIP PARTIALLY REARWARD WHEN FORCE IS APPLIED.

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1994 Saturn SL1 Reviews

I've owned a '94 SL for 4 years, bought it used at 215K, it's now at 255k and still running strong. I hit a deer with it and drove away having only to replace the windshield and drivers side fender. Also I blew the clutch because I was/am a young driver and downshifted way too hard once (put it in first at 70mph and dropped the clutch...bye bye clutch pads). Gets amazing gas mileage, never g...
I bought this car from a previous owner, and they "uped" the engine, so some of it runs great and others don't, I had to replace the whole entire cooling system, long story short, good car bad owner...

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