1997 Saturn SW1 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Saturn SW1

1997 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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1997 Saturn SW1 Questions

we changed the started & now not charging alt tested good (2 answers)

replaced started now have charging problem had alternator tested it was good battery lite on not charged (it was a refurmished starter

Why does the alarm stay on when I shut off car, remove key and open door? (1 answer)

Alarm comes on when opening door even after being locked up over night... engine light is NOT on. Dome light works properly. I suspect the ignition sw or is there a relay that may be stuck in the alarm position that is activated by the door light sw? I do not have an electrical diagram.

ABS light comes on only sometimes (1 answer)

The dashboard "ABS" light comes on sometimes, but not most of the time. It seems to be about once in 10 driving sessions. It also seems like in damp, cold, wet weather it is more frequent. Does this look like a costly repair?

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1997 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.

Key Can Be Removed From Igntiion While In Run Position

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.

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