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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Saturn SL1

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Saturn SL1 Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Brakes -- Verified

Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians tell us this condition is best corrected by replacement of the front rotors and brake pads.

Drive Train -- Verified

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

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.

Saturn SL1 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., October 29, 1999

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A CONSOLE ARMREST FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 201, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACTS." THE ARMRESTS WERE PRODUCED WITH A LATCH THAT WILL NOT WITHSTAND THE VERTICAL FORCE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD.

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Body, Interior & Misc., August 24, 1999

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 581, "BUMPER STANDARD." THESE VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH REAR BUMPER FASTENERS THAT MAY BE LOOSE OR MISSING.

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Drive Train, June 19, 1992

Summary: THE TRANSAXLE VALVE ASSEMBLIES WERE IMPROPERLY MACHINED. VEHICLES MAY NOT PROPERLY ENGAGE IN NEUTRAL OR PARK, EVEN THOUGH THE GEAR SELECTOR INDICATES THE VEHICLE IS IN NEUTRAL OR PARK.

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Drive Train, October 6, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLES, FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 114, "THEFT PROTECTION." THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH AN IMPROPERLY ADJUSTED AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE PARK LOCK CABLE ASSEMBLY. IF IMPROPERLY ADJUSTED, IT IS POSSIBLE TO SHIFT FROM THE "PARK" POSITION WITH THE IGNITION KEY REMOVED.

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Engine, October 6, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 301, "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY." THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH AN INADEQUATE VENT VALVE WELD ON THE TOP PORTION OF THE FUEL TANK.

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Saturn SL1 Questions and Answers

mylo, 1992 Saturn SL1, SOHC, Keedysville, MD

I am trying to locate the drain plug for the transmission. Is it on the driver's side? What is it near?

stan Sweeney, 1992 Saturn SL1, SOHC, Richmond, VA

How many miles can I drive car without alternator working? I need to get car to shop. Thanks.

lyndathompson87, 1992 Saturn SL1, SOHC, Mount Clemens, MI

Wondering what could cause the car not to start. It turns over but won't fire up. Could it possibly be the spark plugs? Or even the distributor? Maybe the spark plug wires? I would get it to t...

mmedler8607, 1992 Saturn SL1, Syracuse, NY

how do i change the headlight on 92 saturn

Visitor, 1991 Saturn SL1, Martinsville, VA

have placed a new battery and starter on receiving fuel thru the fuel rail and spark coming to plugs however seems like slow drag

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Saturn SL1 Reviews

If there was a half a star, I would use it.

where could I find a hood for this car?

piece of junk, the transmissions on these should have been recalled...engine has no power and am always fixing or replacing something. WASTE OF MONEY

Love this car great gas mileage, not much power but very reliable. I had a 2005 ford focus, and this saturn runs just as good if not better than the focus. Only had to do regular matinence.

Would be great for a first car! Unfortunately with a baby it is too small of a car to fit a carseat comfortably. I have owned two saturns and both of the tie rods broke. It screeches when I turn and grinds really bad. Always feels misaligned.

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