1996 Saturn SW1 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Saturn SW1

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1996 Saturn SW1 Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

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 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.

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1996 Saturn SW1 Questions

Transmission (1 answer)

I have a 1996 Saturn with dual cam engine with 157,000 miles. The Saturn had the check engine light come on and I have been told that the code means the car has a 3rd gear differential transmission problem and that it needs a new or rebuilt transmission. Given the age and mileage of the car is it...

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1996 Saturn SW1 Recalls

Horn 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.

Roof Panel Welds Insufficient

The roof panel welds may not be sufficiently made to prevent panel separation in an accident. Dealers will reinforce the roof flange with structural fasteners free of charge to resolve the concern.

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