Saturn L300 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Saturn L300

Saturn L300 Problems

Valve Cover Gaskets May Leak Oil

A burning smell may develop due to an oil leak form one or both valve cover gaskets. Resealing the valve cover will generally correct this concern. However, the valve covers should be inspected and replaced if damaged.

Flush cooling system every 60,000 miles

GM recommends replacing the engine coolant at 100,000 miles; however, our technicians tell us that the coolant may become contaminated and require a complete cooling system flush every 60,000 to 70,000 miles.

Flush brake fluid every 60,000 miles

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

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Saturn L300 Questions

How to set the timing? (1 answer)

Set timing after replacing Belt

Anyone have code P1811 come up every few miles? (1 answer)

Bought car, owner said no problems. Wrench came on, car would jerk as it was shifting into 3rd and 4th gear.
Took to garage. Large bill, then one week later, it does the same thing. I can't keep putting a lot of money into this car when I have owned it one month. Do not drive it very much. N...

I have just had my blower fan replaced on Tuesday while driving (1 answer)

On Thursday my car died after about 15 miles put on I was going 55 and I felt it jump buck kind of kept going then bucked again and shut down. I tried starting it a few times no luck after 15-20 min started up ran fine. The lights stayed on for battery and oil and then went off.I took back to sho...

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Saturn L300 Recalls

Recall 07V519000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 2.2L 4-CYLINDER ENGINE, LINKS IN THE ENGINE'S TIMING CHAIN CAN SEPARATE.
Recall 05V245000
ON CERTAIN SEDANS AND WAGONS, THE PLASTIC HOUSING IN THE REAR TAIL LAMP ASSEMBLY CAN BECOME DISTORTED IF THE BRAKE LAMPS REMAIN ON FOR AN EXTENDED TIME.
Recall 03V231000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.2L L4 (L61) ENGINES, A FAILURE OF THE IGNITION CONTROL MODULE MAY CAUSE DETERIORATION IN IDLE QUALITY, REDUCTION IN OVERALL ENGINE POWER, AND THE VEHICLE MAY BE HARD TO START. CONTINUED OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE AFTER SUCH AN IGNITION MODULE FAILURE W...

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Saturn L300 Reviews

I have a fuel leak somewhere on the car. took it to a shop and said it was the fuel filter. we replaced it but still having the smell. checked all the lines at the fuel injector . no leaks where else can this be coming from? I need help to solve this problem.
check engine soon light stays on. Replaced 02 sencor and cleaned mass air flow sensor. light will not go out unless i disconnect battery. then it goes back on after car is shut off,then started again
bought 2003 saturn l300 with 56,000 miles replaced thermostat and 2 oygen sensors.this car runs awesome and the car now has 96k and i will be replacing the timing belt before 100k.I chnage oil every 3k miles

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