22nd May 2008, 17:32
I am the proud owner of a 95 Saturn SC2 SS with 218,000 miles. The car looks awesome and runs great. OK, I was a Saturn tech for 10 years and know the cars inside and out, but as a tech with 20 years experience including Honda, Toyota, BMW and independent shop, I have to say Saturns are the easiest cars to work on and the cheapest to own.
My SC2SS may be special because of all the performance parts (200+ hp), but I would not trade it for anything.
My wife has a 2001 yellow SC2 with 130,000 miles, and still not using oil. My 95 uses 1 qt in between oil changes. 1 major key - oil change every 3,000 miles!!! I use mobile 1 for performance (5w30) but still change it at 3k miles. ps. these cars love high rpms.
7th Jun 2008, 15:56
I have a '99 Saturn SC2. I like it a lot, but I am having fuse problems with the windows.
14th Jun 2008, 20:00
I have a 95 SC with the 1.9 DOHC. The car was running great, then all of a sudden the #cyl went down. Getting spark, and when I pulled the plug out it was coated in oil. Put new plugs in; still not working, any ideas?
16th Jul 2008, 13:20
Just picked up a 1994 Saturn SC2 for 400 bucks. Just wondering if it were true that you can't bleed a clutch on Saturns. I'm also having problems with something shorting out and killing the battery while its just sitting in the driveway. It has a new battery and the alternator wasn't the problem either. The driver side automatic seatbelt does stick and I'm not sure if that might be the case of draining out the battery. I've had the problem on a Toyota before, so just wondering of others' ideas.
25th Aug 2008, 21:21
Hi, I have a 1993 Saturn SC2 Sport Coupe with an automatic transmission.
I noticed the other day when I was driving home this thump sound, and then noticed that all I had was a high transmission gear, and I still had still had reverse. Now when I start out it always starts out in a high gear, probably 3 or maybe even overdrive, so yes it appears to have lost the lower and mid gears in it, did I lose transmission totally?
The car has 91k on it and runs good. Is there a way to fix this trans problem? Or, does it sound like I need to replace the entire transmission?
23rd Sep 2008, 18:15
I have a 95 SC-2 DOHC that I've just pulled the motor on to replace the clutch @ 155k, and noticed the clutch plate had oil residue on it... The oil appears to be coming from the tranny output shaft, but the dealer tells me there is no seal to change here. My valve cover gasket also leaks and seems to drip down to the oil pan. Could this be venting up past the inspection cover onto the plate? Crank side of flywheel is dry. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
24th Mar 2009, 14:40
I own a 99 Saturn SL2. I have taken VERY good care of this car and have had problems from the moment I drove it off the lot. My car has about 140K miles on it. I've had the oil changed promptly and have never driven my car like I'm Mario Andretti. It's been drinking oil (gulping it at times) for years now. Just now I've got the yellow cheese whiz goo under my oil cap. Just goes to show you that even when you take care of them, they still break down and are basically worthless plastic Tupperwear boxes with wheels. Heavier weight oil (5w50) was the ONLY thing that kept my car from gulping 3 qts of oil a week. I'm now down to about half a qt a week.
20th Apr 2009, 04:49
Hi, I have a 1995 SL2. I bought it with a bad crank, so I replaced that and put new rings in. The head was already rebuilt when I got the car.
I cleaned the oil slots out on the pistons, the car was running fine except I have a lifter tick, especially when cold. So I'll delve into that later.
Yesterday I started to get a stumble at about 2200 rpm under load. I checked out the coil packs (I've found lots of bad secondary coils, use an ohm meter across the spark plug terminals, if open it will probably run, but you'll have problems). Anyway, what I found was the bottom mounting screw was bound up on brass bushing in mounting hole. This kept the ground terminal from being tight. I fixed this and now the car runs good. 34 mpg, about a qt every 1000.
10th May 2009, 15:23
I have a 1995 SC 2 I bought used for $900.00. I've had it for about a year now.
When I bought it I had to do a little work on it.
First, I put in plugs and wires and a complete tune up.
Second, I replaced the transmission filter and put in new tranny fluid.
Third, I replaced the drivers window motor. That was neat - you take the outside door skin off to replace it!!
Fourth, I did a oil change and greased it.
Fifth, I put new drums and brakes on the rear (fronts were like new).
Sixth, I bought used headlight electric covers as the old ones were rusted and half open.
Now all I do is drive it back and forth to work every day. I get about 23 MPG here in the city. It does not use any oil as of yet in a year. It has 140,000 + - miles on it. I change oil about every 5,000 miles with a good diesel grade oil. Approx miles so far is about 12,000 in the year.
It's a great car, and I have less than $1500.00 in it.
Air conditioner will drive you out.
Another thing here in the rust belt - the body is rust free. I would buy another one, but the wife don't like the room inside it. She says her head hits, but I'm taller and don't have head trouble !! So she must be lying LOL.
Dutch in Ohio...
19th May 2009, 19:05
I agree with all of yall. I bought a 95 Saturn SC2 about a week ago, and the whole fuse and wiring is so crazy, and I am an ASE certified mechanic and it's got me lost. Found plenty of burnt wires and more blown fuses. Saturn needs to step it up!!!
6th Jul 2009, 07:38
I bought a 1995 SC2. Very nice car, red, no rust. New clutch, spotless inside, 150,000 miles, but from time to time it sputters and leaves me no choice but to pull over until I can restart it.
It also uses oil; not sure how much. 2 days after I got it, the check engine light came on and the level was low. The oil was very black and short one quart. So I'll take some of the advice here and get new EGR, plugs, wires, cap, rotor and oil change.
This may sound like a stupid question, but my car is a 1995 twin cam and I know they switched to EFI in 95. How do I tell if it's throttle body or EFI?