I had a similar problem and ended up replacing both the lines and the radiator.
To change the antifreeze on a 2003 Saturn Ion-3, locate the drain plug on the bottom of the radiator. Drain the liquid into a pan before refilling it.
Have it checked out soon and don't let the engine overheat!
you got a gas line leaking. get it checked soon
Are you sure that isn't antifreeze and if so that would indicate the radiator is defective. There is a transmission oil cooler in the radiator.
Most likely a leak in the heater core, should be on the passenger side under the dash.
Don't complain; if the engine isn't leaking coolant that just means everything is sealed up properly.
The drain is located on the lower right of the radiator and is opened or closed with a screwdriver. It is a plastic plug that does not come out. The surge tank cap must be open for the antifreeze to drain.
you did'nt get enough antifreeze in the system ther is probably air in it
Make sure the radiator fan is working. Your thermostat is broken.
The 1996 Saturn more likely has a blown head gasket. The gaskets will give this problem. If the head is in doubt it can be checked for warpage.
Search Saturn radiator removal on youtube. Youll see a video by Richpin
Any type of antifreeze will work in a 99 Saturn SL1. Many people recommend using Prestone Antifreeze for cars that are older than ten years.
Sometomes it is hard to get all of the oil out of the cooling system. However the place that replaced the engine should flush the cooling system until it is clean. Also if your car has an engine oil cooler , it could be the cooler in the radiator and not have been the engine in the first place.
My Saturn is leaking, more like pouring, antifreeze out of a head gasket and I don't have the money to fix it. I have to get to school though which is a short drive. So basically I'm traveling 10 min with no antifreeze and my car is holding up pretty good for now. It's not a good idea and will overheat very quickly without it but I would say you can if you don't drive very far. The antifreeze will lubricate your water pump and keep your engine from freezing in the winter and overheating in the summer. You can use water instead of antifreeze in warm climates but that will end up oxidizing all the metal components (like the radiator).
leaking heater core. need to replace it asap, and in the mean time keep an eye on your coolant level
No that's a clogged radiator issue. However if the engine over heats to much, the head will warp and you'll need a new one. Replace your radiator, Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor, and thermostat.
If the Chevy Celebrity radiator is smaller that the Saturn radiator it might well overheat from not enough cooling capacity. If the Chevy Celebrity radiator is the same size or larger than the Saturn radiator I would think it would not over heat.
Saturn radiators don't have caps to check and add fluid to the radiator you open the overflow tank and add it there
The 1997 Saturn used dexcool antifreeze. The chemical compounds are different and should never be mixed, as the engine will no longer cool properly.
No vehicle actually burns antifreeze. If the antifreeze level in your Saturn seems to be going down, it's because of a leak.Possible antifreeze leak locations are:Coolant hoses.Radiator cap.Water pump.Heater core.Head gasket.Cracked head or block.Find out where the leak is occurring and repair it.
Most likely it's a ruptured heater core, leaking coolant. But before you replace the heater core, check the connections outside the firewall. Sometimes a leaky connection will drip to the inside... but don't expect it; it doesn't happen often.
It's only radiator cap is on the coolant reservoir.