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My old car, a Saturn SL1 [95] I recently sold to my friend. There was nothing wrong with it when I sold it to him, a few days ago. But it's been overheating recently. The coolant is full, and the ATX fluid is also filled. The fan doesn't come on as often as the one on my Escort did though. Someone told me to check the coolant thermostat or something like that...

I'd post on a Saturn board, but all the ones I've been to, the people are kinda odd. I like the Escort boards :)

Any suggestions as to what could make the car be overheating?
 

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The thermostat may be stucked closed. Coolant can't reach the engine to cool it and it may be causing the overheating. Have you checked to see how good the coolant is good for? I mean the temp. it's rated to protect to? It might also have a damaged water pump. Good luck man
 

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Yeah, my mom's car does that in the summer. It's black, so the temp gauge wobbles all over the place. Is it /really/ over heating or just going to the 3/4's mark? We replaced the thermostat on her car because my dad was worried it was gonna really overheat, but it still does it. That was about a year ago. :\
 

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Dent resistance is a joke. Sure, it doesn't get dinged by grocery carts, but watch out if you get one of your side panels hit by a car. It'll shatter and you'll have to buy a new one. Happened to the lady I hit, doing like 5 miles an hour. I hear good and bad things about Saturns. Ours is tons of fun to drive, but it uses about a quart of oil every week and it hasn't even hit 100 grand. Other's I've seen just keep going and going and going and nobody ever has any problem with them. I guess it's like all American cars for quality... A lot of the time you get a good car and sometimes you get a bad one, it's hard to tell which you're gonna end up with when you get the car. Take like a Corolla though, they're almost always good, you can run them for 15000 miles without an oil change, repeatedly, and they'll still last for a good long while. :roll: Slow and boring to drive, though. They need to bring back the Sprinter version here in the US.
 

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This one has 197800+ miles on it. It get's to the 3/4 mark, and the coolant light flashes abit. I just don't want to sell a POS car to him. It was fine when I had it, but I hadn't driven it since it got hot. I'll have to get RA so I can hear that clip. Thanks for your guy's help. --Steve
 
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