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 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.
1996 Saturn SW1 QuestionsTransmission (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...
1996 Saturn SW1 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 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.