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Saturn SL1 Front Brake Rotor Wear Can Cause Pulsations

Saturn SL1 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Average Mileage: 142,942 mi (85,000 mi - 206,000 mi)


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.

  • , , 206,000 mi

    About every 2 months i have to replace my brake pads and shoes as well as pay to get my rotors turned. It is getting ridiculous, i even replaced my calipers and CV shafts last time. 2 days later i had squealing breaks and vibrations again with reduced brake capacity.

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  • , , 85,000 mi

    The stearing wheel and brake pedal would vibrate and make noise whenever it was pressed on while driving. We replaced the rotors, brake pads and drums and it has stopped.

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  • , , 135,768 mi

    brakes sound like metal on metal and vibrate and pulse when breaking

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