1998 Saturn SW1 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Saturn SW1

1998 Saturn SW1 Problems

Contamination of extended life coolant
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.
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.

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1998 Saturn SW1 Questions

My car will randomly not start (1 answer)

I had the battery and alternator checked they are fine. I did have an valve cover leak that I recently repaired but there is quite a bit of oil every where from where previous owner didn't fix...could I the oil on maybe ignition module cause problems...or would it be ignition switch...plz help

I am replacing my battery cables.On the existing negative cable, one end goes to (2 answers)

the engine block, to the battery post. From the post it goes to a ground or something near the fuse box. The cables I bought only have 2 ends and not 3. I need some direction here. Can you help?

how do you back flush the heater core in a 1998 saturn sw1? (2 answers)

cant find any easy access to get to the heater hoses..help!

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