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Your head gasket is gone!!

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Need manual for,or, info on overheating radiator,(radiator light comes on) but radiator is full, no leaks, and thermstat seems to be opening/closing. ?????????


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My 2000 Saturn SL2 is overheating. At first it would overheat when sitting idle and then once speed reached 35+mph it would cool off, but now it gets hot and stays. What is causing this?


Well, the overheating at an idle would normally be caused by your cooling fan not engaging. I would first check to see if you fan is working by turning on your a/c (this will override the fan sensor and turn it on before it gets above operating temperature). If it doesn't come on you should check your AUX. Fan Relay. If thats ok, you probably need a new fan motor but first replace your coolant temp. sensor as this is an inexpensive parts and may save you quite a bit of money (also your vehicle may be running at the normal temperature but your temp sensor may be sending a signal telling you it's hot). This will explain why it was overheating at an idle. As far as it overheating while driving, you should first check to see if your water pump is leaking and make sure your belt is intact. If the water pump pulley is not spinning your belt will be glossy from excessive heat from friction. If your water pump is good and you can spin the pulley by hand, you should then consider when the last time you replaced the thermostat as it may be stuck closed. also your radiator may have some blockages in it so I would replace the thermostat, drain the coolant by removing the lower hose and spray a hose into the radiator until the water comes out looking pretty clear. I hope this helps you figure this out.

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even though this may seem like a dumb question but did you install the thermostat the correct way? the spring should be fascing toward the intake of the engine. if this doesn't help you need to try anf lush the system you might have a blockage in the system. if it styill persists that means the water pump is not circulating the coolant and the pump needs replacing. also be sure to see if your electronic cooling fan is working

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