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My saturn smells like antifreeze on the outside of it, not inside at all. When sitting idle running the temperature rises fast. What could be wrong?

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Coolant leak, might be blown head gasket, water pump failure, clogged radiator, leak in any water coolant lines. None good, sorry.

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You have a coolant leak ?

Posted on Mar 29, 2015

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    Usually if you can smell it, there is a leak. The system could be very low, or you could have a stuck thermostat to cause it to get hot quickly.

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the small radiator just inside the cab, where the hoses go to the heater is leaking. You may try using stop leak (many don't recommend this) or take off the heater radiator. it will probably get worse when you turn on the heater and fog up the windshield if not fixed. hope this helps.

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SOURCE: 2003 Saturn, DOHC V6, burning smell in interior after car warms.

if the smell only comes on when the heater is on try pulling the blower motor mice like to build nests in the blower motor housing.

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SOURCE: slightly overheating while at idle and heater on low or off.

The thermostat is starting to stick .
Replace the thermostat.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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