1995 Saturn SL1 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1995 Saturn SL1

1995 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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1995 Saturn SL1 Questions

Need to reseat a sparkplug-have a HeliCoil kit-which insert?short, med long? (1 answer)

How can I fix this issue? (2 answers)

My car revs up to 3-4k rpms while idling then acts like it wants to die, and the smell of gas comes into the car. Plus, when starting up blows a white cloud out of the exhaust.

Why does transmission keep getting contaminated with water ?. (1 answer)

I drained out and added new fluid and it happened again.

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1995 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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1995 Saturn SL1 Reviews

where could I find a hood for this car?
Been a great car. I drive hard and punish all my cars. I also drive 500 miles 6 days a week for work. Anything I have needed to repair has been ghetto cheep and easy. The only problems I have had are the fan motor stopped working which lead to cracking the radiator, it now leaks 2qts oil every week, and the shifter cable bushing has broke twice. Not too bad for 190k miles. The things I don't li...

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