1997 Saturn SW2 Repair and Maintenance

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

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1997 Saturn SW2 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.

Power steering hoses leak fluid and should be replaced
The power steering hoses commonly leak fluid. Any leaking hoses should be replaced.
Poor Ride/Handling Due to Worn Suspension Struts

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 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

Rated
based on 3 customer 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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