Question about 1997 Saturn SL
You need to make sure you get any air pockets out of the engines coolant system before you drive anywhere. If you dont see the air bleeder try this. Fill the radiator and put the recovery bottle about half full. Put the cap on the radiator and let the car run for 5 minutes then turn it off and let it cool off. Carefully remove rad. cap and see if it needs more coolant.If it does not put cap back on and let it run for 10 minutes.Turn it off and let it cool then check it again.
Dont be in a hurry! To many people will drive with an air pocket and over heat the engine! Most of the newer cars do trap air if you let some of the coolant out.
Wear safety glasses when removeing radiator cap slowly,to be safe.
I hope this helps you.
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
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Do you mean thermostat if so thenyou have.........
Remove it again and check it with the one you took out and it must be the Same, and same temp opening and closing ,and then put it in the right way up,,,as the small flat side is the top and the spring looking part goes down into the water first(or nearest to the engine)as what you are doing is boiling the water in the engine before going to radiator
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
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I have a used 97 Saturn SL1 that over heats when you drive up steep hills. It uses 2 gals. of 50-50 antifreeze every 3 or 4 days. It doesn't use any on flat road driving.The fan comes on when it over heats but the water boils and steams really bad.I changed the antifreeze, the fan relay, and the 30 amp fan fuse but no luck, any ideas how to solve this?
Posted on Oct 21, 2009
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