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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1999 Saturn SW2

1999 Saturn SW2

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1999 Saturn SW2 Problems

Brakes -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

An automatic transmission fluid leak may develop from the rubber section of a transmission cooler line. In some cases the rubber section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler line must be replaced to correct this type of leak.

Maintenance -- Verified

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

1999 Saturn SW2 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., October 29, 1999

Summary: 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, MAKING THE SEAT BELT INOPERATIVE.

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1999 Saturn SW2 Questions and Answers

Joeys48, 1999 Saturn SW2, DOHC, Simi Valley, CA

I changed the spark plugs at 33k and found water around the spark plug in the #3 cyl. Enough to make a gurgling sound as it ran into the cyl when I removed the plug. The plug was rusty and was not ...

gdesai_us, 1999 Saturn SW2, SOHC, Fremont, CA

Is it easy to replace thermostat and if so how can I replace it? Is there a place for step by step direction?

Hools, 1999 Saturn SW2, SOHC, Cathedral City, CA

I have a twin cam engine

clayaadcox, 1999 Saturn SW2, 1.9L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Hot Springs National Park, AR

my automatic transmission shifts into reverse and 1st and second gear fine but will not shift to 3rd or overdrive can anyone help me with this problem

tpkeen, 1999 Saturn SW2, 1.9L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Arvada, CO

using 1 qt. about every 2to3 wks, no smoke at start up, but after take off from lights and stop signs, and after idleing for awhile lots of strange smelling bluish smoke from tail pipe, haven'...

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1999 Saturn SW2 Reviews

Bought my 1999 in 2009 for $5,500 with only 23k miles! It's been a great car for the money. I'm doing repairs myself which include servicing the window switch, plugs and wires. Serpentine belt. Had a problem with water collecting in 2 of the plug wells which turned out to be a recognized problem. The fix is to add a Barns leak pellet to the cooling system. That could be a major problem down the road? I don't know. That's why I'm giving just 3 stars for the engine. Other than that, the engine has been reliable. Had some vibration noise which turned out to be the head light assemblies vibrating. Put some rubber around the edges. Quieted down significantly. Changed trans fluid and filter at 30k and the trans continues to be trouble free. I like the car.

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