1999 Saturn SL1 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Saturn SL1

1999 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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1999 Saturn SL1 Questions

How much should I expect to pay for a muffler "repair", @ this exact time, 2/20/2016 7:00pm, I don't know if a whole new repair is needed or just "something else". So, if possible, give me the best to worst possibility's I won't old U to anything but hon (1 answer)

Won't start! Just rebuilt alternator now just turns over. Tries to crank with e (1 answer)

Got 45lbs fuel psi

Do I need a battery and do I have fried sensors. (1 answer)

I carefully changed out my spark plugs and wires but I striped out the battery post. Now Ive had to charge the battery to leave for work got it charged died after I got to work after but when I came out it started as soon as I started the car and the auto shop checked the battery and the cranking...

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1999 Saturn SL1 Reviews

My 1999 Saturn will not start once the weather gets hot in Texas. Cold start in the morning, but can just go to the local gas station, and the car won't start again...sometimes for several hours. Anybody else have this problem???? Anybody??? I bought this car new in 99 with 16 miles on it. Has been an awesome car!!! No mechanics can answer this problem though.
I bought my 1999 Saturn SL1 used in September 2001. It had 31,000 miles on it at the time. Today (June 2011), my Saturn has over 218,000 miles on it and it still runs as if it was new. It still has about 80 percent of its original parts intact, and I've never had a major mechanical problem with it. Of course, over the course of its 12-year lifespan, it's had its usual parts replacements (brakes...
This is the best car I have ever had! Bought new and now has 197,000 mi. on it. I have only ever had to replace what I would expect: oil, filters, tires,fluids, 1 new muffler, brakes every year, and light bulbs. I drive about 500 mi. a week for work for the past few years. Good handling in our harsh winters. GREAT on gas! I'm hoping to get another 100,000 mi. out of it. I will sure miss it whe...

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