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The low water light stays on. the car has plenty of water. Its overheating, I know the fan is not coming on. Is the fan motor out or is there a sensor that may cause the problen?

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  • harrison_jef Jun 29, 2009

    As the post explained, it has something to do with the fan motor. I'm not an expert but I do know I do not have a blown head gasket.

  • harrison_jef Jun 30, 2009

    For your information I did fix it myself. It was a 25.00 dollar fan motor. You guys are all the same always finding the most expensive problem then working your way back to the more minor problems. This time that didn't work. As for you, your rating stays as it should. Not worth a penny!

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Now you have to find out why the fan motor was fried. The will usually last a very long time. Also your low coolant light and the fan not coming on are totally unrelated.

If the low coolant light comes on and its not low on coolant, then the float inside the tank is sticking. Remove the resevoir tank and clean it our with hot water and dish soap. 9 times out of 10 this frees up the float and you're good to go.

Also Saturn S-Series with the SOHC have head problems, DOHC's usually dont unless they're abused.

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Blown head gasket

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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    yadayada Jun 29, 2009

    do you have any more questions

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    yadayada Jun 29, 2009

    the fan will not come on idf the head gasket is leaking, why? because the system gets gas in it and that insulates the fan sensor from the coolant heat and wa la no fan operation, been doing this a lifetime don't tell me this doesn't happen, esp on this car, they are famous for leaking head gaskets.

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