1999 Saturn SW1 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Saturn SW1

1999 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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1999 Saturn SW1 Questions

How to get rid of ticking noise .Tried almost everything.Runs fine otherwise (2 answers)

Only things I haven't tried is taking lifters apart and cleaning them or having lifters replaced with new ones.Please advise pretty good novice weekend mechanic.Thanks

My 99 Saturn SW1 keep dying and the RPM keep jumping (1 answer)

The RPM are jumping the car will not even make it up the street and it make a loud nose when you pres on the gas

trany compatibility (1 answer)

can i put a 92 saturn twin cam transmission into a 1.9 1999 sw1?

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1999 Saturn SW1 Recalls

Recall 99V280000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 210, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES." SOME OF THE VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH SEAT BELT SHOULDER GUIDE ANCHOR BOLTS THAT WERE NOT ADEQUATELY TIGHTENED AT THE CENTER PILLAR AND COULD FALL OUT, MA...

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1999 Saturn SW1 Reviews

In 1999 a new from the factory, Saturn SW1 w/5 speed trans arrived in Orlando Florida. I always kept it serviced. It served me well as my dog Bisou and I traveled all around Florida and several apartment moves. The olny reason I sold it in 2009, was I was moving back to France and my best friend ever... needed a car after his wife died. He loves it and has driven it to Quebec Canada and back...

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