1998 Saturn SW2 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Saturn SW2

1998 Saturn SW2 Problems

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.

Power steering hoses leak fluid and should be replaced
The power steering hoses commonly leak fluid. Any leaking hoses should be replaced.

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1998 Saturn SW2 Questions

My car won't crank. Has plenty of power. Any thoughts? (1 answer)

I have a question about my cooling system. (1 answer)

I have a 1998 Saturn SW2, 184000 miles. In the summer, the car will overheat in 5-10 minutes sitting in traffic once the engine is warmed up. Usually the gauge hangs around the 1/4 temp level. It uses a little coolant but there isn't a leak. Also, the oil isn't discolored. The cooling fan...

where can I look 4 wat fuse 4 back windshield its not working (1 answer)

I would turn it on and it wouldn't move anymore would you know how I can find were too look for what fuse and if its not that how can I check to see if the motor is working before I buy another and how I can check to see why no windshield fluid comes out the one for the back I did replace t...

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1998 Saturn SW2 Reviews

Bought it new, the only thing I ever did up to 234,000 miles was replace the starter, water pump, fuel pump, front rotors, that's it! (other than tires, plugs, wires, and front brake pads) At 234,000 miles it would smoke when coasting down hill in gear and then hitting the gas at the bottom of the hill. The car was still running great but I swapped the motor for a used one at this time. Als...
Probably the best car I've ever owned. So far, necessary repairs have been brakes, batteries, an oil pump and a radiator. Being a former SCCA driver, this car has been opened up from it's original 124hp to 145. Suspension has been reworked and I run nitrogen in the 205/60/15 tires. It's been across the country & back several times. I never worry about it breaking. Auto trans and engine get 100...

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