Question about 1996 Saturn SL

1 Answer

96 saturn getting hot but has water then doesnt start back up

Posted by Anonymous on


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 99 Answers

It's possible that either your crank position sensor is cracked from the heat and won't allow the car to restart and/or your thermostat has failed in the closed or partially closed position. Also the Engine Coolant Temp sensor is likely cracked because it is plastic. It's a $10 part and easily replaceable. Replacement of the ECTS first, then thermostat, and then CPS in that order should have you running again.

Posted on Jul 24, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Howdy!! My 96 Saturn SL2 does not heat up properly. I changed the thermostat and it still doesn't get up to the half way point on the indicator. My lower radiator hose never gets hot even when we let it...

well you have a problem in that gravity law seems to have been repealed in your driveway. since it is not working anyway drain the radiator, leave the bottom hose off tip the top hose up and pour water in very rapidly. i think you are going to find that there is a major blockage in the radiator.

Dec 28, 2010 | 1993 Saturn SL2

1 Answer

My check engine came on so i had a diagnostic test ran on it. came back as a bad 02 sensor. i replace it but car seems still hesitant when i go to accelrate like its not getn gas. should i get a fuel...

If the check engine lite doesnt come back on and no other codes, i would try the cleaner in the gas tank first, there are alot of great prduct to add in with your gas.Try that first before you get a fuel injection cleaning, and maybe change the fuel filter also.

Oct 13, 2010 | 1996 Saturn SL

1 Answer

96 saturn wont start

Hey There,I would check the battery terminal connections real good.If they check out I have seen some inside fuse box issues where a terminal gets hot & burns at the front 68way connector.The wiring con be accessed by removing the left side console trim panel next to drivers right foot area.You can wiggle the wiring the next time it doesn't start & see if it takes off.If so you should back that connector out (7mm) screw in center & inspect male terminals with flashlight.If you see a terminal that looks like the plastice is malted around it you fould it.It will be in the first row.Used fuse box if so.Hope this helps

May 04, 2009 | 1996 Saturn SL

1 Answer

96 saturn will not start

does it have spark? Does it have Fuel Pressure?

Feb 27, 2009 | 1996 Saturn SC

1 Answer

96 camaro runs hot

A Blown head Gasket will cause the Symtoms described above. Check your Water Pump and Thermostat also.

Jan 17, 2009 | 2002 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

Butchprof/96 saturn

Sounds like a clogged fuel filter to me.

Jul 09, 2008 | 1996 Saturn SL

2 Answers

96 staurn

hello , it seems that your problem is motor over heating , check on the cooling system , radiator , thermostat , water pump , and search if there is any leaking , and thank you for using fixya

Jun 27, 2008 | Saturn L-Series Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Overheating on my 96 sl2

Check to see if the fan comes on.

May 29, 2008 | 1996 Saturn SL

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Saturn SL Logo

68 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Saturn Experts


Level 3 Expert

76109 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8270 Answers

Are you a Saturn Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides