1997 Saturn SW2 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Saturn SW2

1997 Saturn SW2 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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1997 Saturn SW2 Questions

What is original battery size? Why would my car get hot ? It seems after adding antifreeze, not circulating? (1 answer)

what is the best battery for my car if we think it will last maore than 5 years (1 answer)

Fuel Line Assembly (1 answer)

On my Saturn 1997 wagon SW2, it is leaking gas from the return fuel line in the engine area. I was told that this line (the part) is not available individually, and that I would have to replace the entire fuel line assembly all the fuel lines and am being told it is a special order from GM becau...

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1997 Saturn SW2 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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1997 Saturn SW2 Reviews

I just purchased the car had 126000 miles, transmission shifts good except torque converter does not lockup.Wondering if brakelight switch could be bad. Dana
So far it has been a reliable car.
Quirky, but very reliable, second owner.

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