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1998 Saturn SW2 Repair and Maintenance

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

1998 Saturn SW2 Problems

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.

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.

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

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1998 Saturn SW2 Questions

also interior roof liner is falling down. are these possible to replace and would it cost over $300

WHENEVER THE WEATHER IS COLD, MY CAR WILL NOT SHIFT INTO GEAR UNLESS I LET IT WARM UP AND SOMETIMES IT TAKES WELL OVER 15 MINS TO FINALLY SHIFT INTO GEAR.

When my car is warmed up, and I have to shift into reverse, the transmission makes a very loud clonk noise as if the engine is going to fall out of the car.

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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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