1996 Saturn SW1 Repair and Maintenance

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

1996 Saturn SW1 Problems

Front Brake Rotor Wear Can Cause Pulsations

Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians often recommend replacement of the front rotors and brake pads as the best option to correct this condition.

Rubber Transmission Cooler Lines Can Leak Fluid

An automatic transmission fluid leak may develop from the rubber section of a transmission cooler line. In some cases the rubber section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler line must be replaced to correct this type of leak.

Front Struts May Wear at 75,000 Miles

The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.

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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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