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Saturn ion 2005 leaking coolant from radiator area and overheating

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SOURCE: 2.3l ranger keeps overheating, been through two radiators already.

Hello Ranger Joe, eight months and two radiators is very uncommon. Question, Have you visually confirmed the leak in the radiators or is the leak near the hose connections? Replacing the radiator, cap, water pump, & the thermostat leaves only two others, the hoses and the engine block/heads. Far fitched will be something or somebody poking holes in the radiator.

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

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SOURCE: my daughter's 1997 Saturn is leaking coolant and overheating..

Coolant leaks can occur anywhere in the cooling system. Nine out of ten times, coolant leaks are easy to find because the coolant can be seen dripping, spraying, seeping or bubbling from the leaky component. So open the hood and visually inspect the engine and cooling system for any sign of liquid leaking from the engine, radiator or hoses. The color of the coolant may be green, orange or yellow depending on the type of antifreeze in the system. The most common places where coolant may be leaking are:Water pump. A bead shaft seal will allow coolant to dribble out of the vent hole just under the water pump pulley shaft. If the water pump is a two-piece unit with a backing plate, the gasket between the housing and back cover may be leaking. The gasket or o-ring that seals the pump to the engine front cover on cover-mounted water pumps can also leak coolant. Look for stains, discoloration or liquid coolant on the outside of the water pump or engine.Radiator. Radiators can develop leaks around upper or loser hose connections as a result of vibration. The seams where the core is mated to the end tanks is another place where leaks frequently develop, as is the area where the cooling tubes in the core are connected or soldered to the core headers. The core itself is also vulnerable to stone damage. But a major factor in many radiator leaks is internal corrosion that eats away from the inside out. That's why regular coolant flushes and replacing the antifreeze is so important.
oses. Cracks, pinholes or splits in a radiator hose or heater hose will leak coolant. A hose leak will usually send a stream of hot coolant spraying out of the hose. A corroded hose connection or a loose or damaged hose clamp may also allow coolant to leak from the end of a hose. Sometimes the leak may only occur once the hose gets hot and the pinhole or crack opens up. Freeze plugs (casting plugs or expansion plugs in the sides of the engine block and/or cylinder head). The flat steel plugs corroded from the inside out, and eventually eat through allowing coolant to leak from the engine. The plugs may be hard to see because they are behind the exhaust manifold, engine mount or other engine accessories. On V6 and V8 blocks, the plugs are most easily inspected from underneath the vehicle.
Heater Core. The heater core is located inside the heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit under the dash. It is out of sight so you can�t see a leak directly. But if the heater core is leaking (or a hose connection to the heater core is leaking), coolant will be seeping out of the bottom of the HVAC unit and dripping on the carpet. Look for stains or wet spots on the bottom of the plastic HVAC case, or on the passenger side floor.
Intake Manifold gasket. The gasket that seals the intake manifold to the cylinder heads may leak and allow coolant to enter the intake port, crankcase or dribble down the outside of the engine. Some engines such as General Motors 3.1L and 3.4L V6 engines as well as 4.3L, 5.0L and 5.7L V8s are notorious for leaky intake manifold gaskets. The intake manifold gaskets on these engines are plastic and often fail at 30,000 to 80,000 miles. Other troublesome applications include the intake manifold gaskets on Buick 3800 V6 and Ford 4.0L V6 engines.
INTERNAL COOLANT LEAKS
There are the worst kind of coolant leaks for two reasons. One is that they are impossible to see because they are hidden inside the engine. The other is that internal coolant leaks can be very expensive to repair.


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Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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SOURCE: overheating problem on a 1998 BMW 318ti

Perform a liquid block test (with the bottle of fluid over the radiator mouth.) If the blue liquid turns yellow or clear, you have hydrocarbons entering the cooling system (usually via head gskt.) If not, you have ruled out a costly repair.

Sounds like it overheats pretty easily, without t-stat! This block testing liquid is cheap, and will verify a suspected leaking head gasket without lengthy diagnosis. Hope it's better news, but good luck!

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Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: my 1999 saturn sl keeps overheating and is leaking

Is the reservoir boiling over or is it just leaking? If it is just leaking you need to repair it with silicone sealer or a special PVC repair kit. If it is boing over you need to find out why. Is the fan running? Turn the A/C on and the fan should run continuously. If not then check the fuse. If the fuse is good check the fan itself by applying 12 volts directly to the fan motor. If the fan is good then replace the thermal relay. Now, if the fan is running as it should then your thermostat may be stuck closed, the radiator may be clogged internally or externally. Clean the radiator of all bugs and debris on the coils. Remove the radiator cap and start the engine with the radiator full. You will see the coolant start to move when the thermostat opens. if you do not, then the water pump may be defective but not likely unless it is leaking or making noise. It is probably a stuck thermostat. Drain the system with the heater set to hot. Flush the system with plenty of water from a garden hose. Replace the thermostat, and fill the system with a 50/50 mix of Antifreeze & Distilled water or buy it premixed. 1 Gallon antifreeze with 1 gallon distilled water will do unless you buy premix and it will take 2 gallons. Don not use tap water! Leave the cap off and start the engine and keep adding coolant until you see no more air escaping and you can add no more. If the system has bleeder valves use them to remove any trapped air. This should solve your overheating problem unless the worst case scenario has happened. A blown head gasket. If you see white smoke from the exhaust, a white foamy substance on the underside of the oil fill cap of dipstick, oil level is overfull, or miss on one or more cylinders, you may have a blown head gasket.

Posted on Oct 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Isuzu rodeo leaking coolant from engine

with my experiance on these engines it's usually the upper outlet hoses running from the heads into a t then into the upper radiator hose they are pain to replace but 3 out of 3 of my v6 isuzu's have had the same problem you'll have to pull off the theromstat and the coil pack the hoses are very small and run from the end of the heads one on each into a t then into the radiator hose just under the housing

Posted on Dec 26, 2009

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Yeah that is very possible the most common cause is because there isn't enough coolant in the radiator. If your radiator has a cap directly on it take it off and make sure the radiator is filled to the top of the neck with coolant. If the radiator does not you can remove the upper radiator hose and use a funnel to fill the radiator completely. If the temp gauge goes over 50% ever it's safe to assume you have a cooling issue. I hope getting your radiator properly filled with coolant fixes the issue. If not check for leaks in the water pump hoses etc. Check the thermostat.

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I can't see any coolant leaking anywhere on my 2006 saturn ion but the coolant light coming on and the reserve getting really low. What could be the problem?


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Hose ? The drain valve on the lower radiator ? The water pump has what's called a weep hole built into it. When the water pump fails water weeps out of that little hole to let you know it's bad. I think the ion probably has the water pump onth the front of the engine under the plastic cover ? ( not sure on that ) if it is the water will leak from behind that plastic cover making it look like its coming from the area where the oil pan and that plastic meet. It could get blown around by the cooling fan making it look a lot worse that it is. Check the lower hose and all the other coolant hoses for cracks or leaks as well as the entire radiator area ( sides, top, bottom ) check your rad cap when its cool and be sure the rubber seal on the inside of the cap is good and not cracked or dry rotted. If it is then when the water gets hot and pressure builds in the rad it will leak. When its cold it may not.

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I drive a saturn ion 2005 and the coolant light keeps coming on, put coolant in it but still stays on... its not overheating or anything????


it has a coolant sensor in the reservor on the bottom maybe bad you can unhook it hook it back up still on replace it.

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Saturn L200 keeps overheating , I have replace thermostat, radiator recovery tank cap, heat sensor, but it is still overheating. what do I need to do to fix the problem


Either the coolant is escaping, or not circulating. If there is coolant in a puddle under where the car is usually parked, then I would look above that point, track the leak back to its origin and fix the leak. If the exhaust smells of coolant, then you need a real shop repair for a gasket or worse.
If the coolant is not circulating then I would check for a bad water pump or a blocked radiator. Lots of the L Saturns had leaking heater cores, a slippery wet passenger floor and stink was the indicator.

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2003 saturn ion adding antifreeze every 2 weeks cannot find leak


There should be a radiator cap as it controls what goes into the overfill tank. You might consider replacing it. If there are no leaks in the radiator or hoses, there are only 3 places the coolant can go (water pump leak, blown gasket, or out throught the radiator cap). Hope its the cap because that's the cheapest. Good luck!

Mar 10, 2010 | 2003 Saturn ION

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My 2005 saturn Ion developed a coolant leak. Something blew up (spewing anti-freeze everywhere) on the drivers side, just behind the headlights. I can't see what it is? Anyone have an idea?


radiator or top coolant hose. that is the only thing that it could be on that side.

let me know if you have more question. good luck

Nov 26, 2009 | 2003 Saturn ION

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