I recently bought a 1995 Saturn SL1 1.9L SOHC from a friend. They told me it had an overheating problem, which I diagnosed as a simple fix. So here's what i've done. I recently replaced both the thermostat and water pump, checked all hoses for cracks or leaks, and checked the radiator for cracks and leaks and have found none. Yet if I drive the car for more then 15-20 mins at a time, or if I press on the gas to get her moving it starts overheating. Why? And what should I look for next?
Also as a side note if this helps, when I first turn on the car and go there is a LOUD squealing noise coming from under the hood, which stops after I've driven a couple miles. I dont know if that has anything to do with the over heating problem, but what could that be?
Monday, August 1st, 2011 AT 8:45 AM