Question about 1998 Saturn SL
I'll start at the beginning!! my husband hit a median, knocked a hole in the radiator, replaced the radiator, the water level symbol started flashing almost 2 weeks later.I bought a new resivour cap cause the old one wasn't holding pressure like it should and the reason i say that is because there was steam coming from there.From there we replaced 1 of the censors,we were unaware there were 2 of them. my husband took the thermostat out for a week that wasnt the problem either. over the weekend we bought a new reserve resivour and it came with the original cap. That helped but it still had the water level flashing what should we try next? Now we are experiencing another problem as well.My husband ran out of gas twice within i'd say 45 days now it's missing out bad and my service engine soon light is constantly on i'm thinking fuel filter but he says no.I have filled it full of gas thinking it might just be the difference in grade and where it was bought our car doesnt run very good on some gas we put in it, but now there is less then half a tank and the light is still on and its ideling really bad
Top off your reservoir to the appropriate level on some road tractors today there is a sensor in the reservoir if the water level gets below it the engine will run rough and will shut down to protect the engine, Check and make sure the antifreeze is at the proper level while the engine is cold. If this isnt the problem check wires on the cranksshaft positioning sensor, also if your vehicle has a knock sensor on the side of the block check wires for proper connection on those also, What I am suggesting is that since he hit the median with the car hard enough to put a hole into the radiator then you need to check all wires connecting to sensors to make sure they are fully connected once this is done and you have the same problem you can take the car to Advance Auto parts for a free scan diagnosis if you have an Advance autopart store in your area. If not you might want to take it to a repair garage and pay the price for the scan. Hope this helps
Posted on Nov 26, 2011
Dissconnect the battery for 2 minutes to reset the ecu and see if this makes a difference
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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