1998 Saturn SL2 Repair Question
What should be my operating temp for for my 98 car?
--Normal temp-is 195-220degF
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The fan doesnt turn on till 222-226 degress the temp gauges will read just over half way on the gauge when the fan comes on.The thermostat is supposed to be 195 degrees also the radiator core is aluminum and the tanks are plastic they come stock that way.The thing you have to watch on those cars is the coolant temp sensor.That year only has one and when they go bad they read colder then actual temp.So the temp gauge reads lower then actual temp so it could be over heating and you would never see it on the temp gauge.The sensors have a high failure rate i have replaced tons of them.They also leak coolant into the connector corroding them.
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