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check to see if your cooling fan is working if so look at your radiator cap and make sure the cap gasket is not broken.

AnswerThe easiest way to see if your fan motor it still working is to run the A/C in the car, this triggers the relay for the fan. If the fan works and the car still overheats you will most likely new a new Coolant Temperature Sensor. There are two of these sensors. One controls the temperature gauge on the dashboard. The other takes a direct temp. reading of coolant. It is in the front right side of your engine just below the valve cover, you will see two small wires leading to it underneath the air filter. Answersometimes when you loose some coolent like when you changed the thermostat you get an air pocket trapped inside the engine witch will cause the engine to have to bleed the air out. AnswerThe most likely cause is the coolant sensor located in the cyl haed on the back of the engine It has a small 2 wire connector attached to it. Unplug the connector and see if there is any corrosion on it If there is you will need a ssensor and harness. If not change the sensor It's only 18$ Canadian from Saturn Stay away from aftermarket on this as they never work properly
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Q: Why would a 2000 Saturn SL-2 with a new thermostat still overheat?
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If the thermostat is changed why would the car still overheat?

it could possibly have either a blown head gasket or intake manifold gaskets leaking

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thermostat is more than likely stuck shut from the overheat. Have to be changed.

Changed thermostat flushed radiator new water pump still getting hot and leaking radaitor is not getting hot could it still be thermostat?

I have a promblem with that too, my car would overheat very fast, it was a faulty NEW thermostat. It still runs hot, I think I need a new water pump

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sounds like a stuck closed thermostat. ^I agree. Wife and I used to one and that was a reoccuring issue with it.

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What would cause your 2002 Saturn sl1 to overheat while idling and water to boil out of cap on overflow tank even after radiator water pump and thermostat were replaced?

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