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Old 10-09-2012, 12:44 PM   #6
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1998 SL2
Default Re: solved high idle, now high temp/no heat

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Originally Posted by gdf_sl1 View Post
10/8/12: first REAL road test drive, heading to work after about 3 miles, temp gauge is nearly in the red, I have zero heat and im freaking out... i squeezed the upper/lower coolant hoses thinking an air pocket or a clog?
Did you have good head before you did this work? Were both radiator hoses hot? BTW, air pockets should not be a problem, the system self purges air

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ah yes one thing i forgot to mention, the overflow return line? (small aluminum tube that comes off of the upper radiator hose), anyway that did kink during the removal process when i did the intake.
You mean the line that comes off the area circled in the pic of the first post on this thread? that's a transmission cooler line. On my car, the upper radiator hose does not have anything coming off of it.
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=185319

The upper radiator hose is #7 on the driver side in this diagram. Did you pinch the line #6? That can block flow from the heater core.
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...46&postcount=3

This describes how the system works
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=183785

How exactly did you flush it? Last time i did this, I removed the thermostat housing and block drain, and put the garden hose into the upper radiator hose, shooting water into the engine. I followed that with a gallon of distilled poured into the upper hose into the block

You can check the actual coolant temperature by putting a thermometer into the return fluid in the tank (#1 in the diagram) or with a decent OBDII reader
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