1997 Saturn SL1 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Saturn SL1
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1997 Saturn SL1 ProblemsContamination of extended life coolant
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.
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.
1997 Saturn SL1 QuestionsI want to price a fan, car running hot. (1 answer)
Car running hot fan not coming on what could it be?
When I accelerate the car slowly picks up speed, the rpms shoot up around 3-4 until it catches up and then speeds up. Just had the catalytic converter replaced...the car drives well other than that..
1997 Saturn SL1 RecallsHorn Failure
The horn could fail and overheat. resulting in a possible engine compartment fire. Dealers will replace the horn assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.
The key may come out of the ignition key cylinder switch while in the run position. Dealers will inspect the ignition cylinder and re-code the cylinder as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.