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2000 Saturn S-Series repairs by problem area

Engine (51%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (16%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (4%)

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2000 Saturn S-Series repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (40%)

< $100 (40%)

Chart based on 15 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2000 Saturn S-Series

Engine not specified

Saturn S-Series in Nevada, United States
Jun 2010 - Apr 2011
Oct 2010

153000 mi

US $300
replaced radiator, fan, valve cover gasket 

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2000 Saturn S-Series 4dr Wagon

100-horsepower 1.9L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Saturn S-Series in Utah, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2013
Sep 2009

135000 mi
The alternator died, and we replaced it with a warranty replacement from Auto Zone. 
Dec 2012

155000 mi

US $50
Radiator was leaking. Replaced radiator. 

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2000 Saturn S-Series 4dr Sedan

124-horsepower 1.9L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Saturn S-Series in Alabama, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

94000 mi
Left Rotor turned, needs front Struts. Vibrates. 
Saturn S-Series in Utah, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2011
Jul 2008

80000 mi

US $60
Replace transmission fluid pressure solenoid in valve body. Bad solenoid was causing super hard shifting. 
Jul 2009

135000 mi

US $60
Replaced intake manifold, crack in the cooling line that runs through it. Problem caused by a bad ECTS preventing the radiator fan from switching on. Replaced ECTS also. 
Jun 2010

157000 mi
EGR Valve Replacement 
Saturn S-Series in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Feb 2009 - Mar 2010
May 2009

65100 mi
Starting motor not working. Roll-started car. Shop could not replicate. 

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2000 Saturn S-Series 4dr Sedan

124-horsepower 1.9L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Saturn S-Series in Ohio, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2015
Aug 2010

110000 mi

US $85
CEL traced to gas cap. $70 for diagnostic, $15 to buy cap myself. 
Oct 2010

112000 mi

US $1
CEL light again. Don't remember exact problem. 
Dec 2010

114000 mi

US $259
The paseenger side tie rod was loose and replaced. The right tail light wiring assembly's (brake, reverse + turn) brake light didn't illuminate. I replaced the tail light wiring assembly. The gas tank fill neck rusted and caused the "check engine" light to glow. It caused a leak in the evaporative emissions system. I fixed the problem by removing the rust with steel wool. 
Jan 2011

115000 mi

US $230
Replaced tie rod end (drivers side) and front-end alignment 
May 2011

118300 mi
replaced the trunk latch because the light switch wore out 
Feb 2013

141000 mi

US $150
Replaced thermostat and engine coolant temperature sensor and drained and re-filled the anti-freeze as part of the thermostat and ECTS repair. 
Feb 2014

159000 mi
rear stabilizer links are broken 

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2000 Saturn S-Series 4dr Sedan

100-horsepower 1.9L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Saturn S-Series in Oregon, United States
Feb 2011 - Aug 2011
Mar 2011

101000 mi

US $1500
AC repaired O2 sensor repaired 
Saturn S-Series in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2011
Mar 2011

106000 mi

US $105
Popping sound from left front wheel. R&R CV axle. Problem somewhat went away. Tie rod will need to be replaced soon. 
Saturn S-Series in Michigan, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2013
Nov 2010

142300 mi

US $70
Replaced water pump 
Mar 2011

146000 mi

US $75
Passenger side axle broke while driving. Replaced with new axle. 
Saturn S-Series in Maryland, United States
Feb 2009 - Sep 2014
Mar 2009

122000 mi

US $100
Reduced engine response and fuel economy. 
Jun 2009

125000 mi

US $665
Noise upon braking (was not the normal "low pad" noise). System leaks at rear wheel cyl as well as front caliper. Had both wheel cyl's and both calipers replaced, as well as rear shoes. 

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2000 Saturn S-Series Repair Histories

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