1996 Saturn SL1 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Saturn SL1

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.

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.

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.

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My car won't start unless I hold the gas pedal to the floor.

Next morning, car wouldn't start. The key turns, but it won't turn over. It's not making any sounds. The lights are not coming on, all electronic parts of car won't work. I don't know if it's the alternator or the battery. Any suggestions?

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I've owned several cars of various makes, but this one by far is the best I've had the pleasure of driving. Got it in January 2006 with 160000 on the odometer. It now has 263000 miles. I have replaced some suspension parts, as one should on a car with that high of mileage. A 5-speed manual, shifting is easy and smooth. Clutch may have been replaced prior to me buying it, I'm not sure, but ei...

I've had this car 11 years has 152K on it and only had to do minor maintance, oil changes, brake, tires, tune up etc. great car for the money, it's been good to me for sure.

is a great car

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