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Old 10-01-2010, 11:13 AM   #1
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Default 1997 Saturn SC2 2Dr Coolant Problems?

I just bought this car the other day and it has recently been showing some lights flashing on the dash. One is the coolant temp light and one is the coolant fluid low light, I believe. It only does it shortly after the car is started and will go away after driving for a few minutes. Any help would be awesome, thanks. I have a video uploaded on photobucket but I can not post it with a full link unless I have 15 posts. I can PM someone the link or email it to them. Thanks. Also I checked the coolant and it does not look low.

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Old 10-01-2010, 11:33 AM   #2
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Default Re: 1997 Saturn SC2 2Dr Coolant Problems?

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Also I checked the coolant and it does not look low.
Could be a gunked-up level sensor. For reference . . .
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Default Re: 1997 Saturn SC2 2Dr Coolant Problems?

That's one light. Blinking means coolant is low, or it thinks it's low. There's a float in the reservoir that sets the light, and it sometimes sticks, turning the light on even when your coolant level is good. To fix, drain enough coolant into a clean tub to drain the reservoir. Remove and clean out with a low-suds soap like dishwasher detergent. Rinse thoroughly. You should now hear the float rattling when you shake it. Reinstall the reservoir and refill with the drained coolant, top off as needed.

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In addition; it may be a good idea to check the driver's side top of the radiator for an extremely small half inch pinhole leak. Also; what is the condition of the water pump.

If the float is okay; then move to check the radiator and/or water pump as these would be your next line of replacement. Check the pressurization on the coolant resevoir cap as well.

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