I JUST CHANGED THE THERMOSTAT AND CAR RUNS HOTTER NOW THAN BEFORE

1999 Saturn SL2

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ChrisL1982

April, 1, 2012 AT 6:32 PM

When I give it gas it almost stalls out.

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ASEMaster6371

April, 1, 2012 AT 6:43 PM

Did you get all the air out? Make sure the level is correct.
As far as the hesitation, that sounds like another issue.

Roy

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ChrisL1982

April, 1, 2012 AT 6:52 PM

The coolant isn't even getting into the motor. Could it be a vacuum hose?

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ASEMaster6371

April, 1, 2012 AT 7:07 PM

Thats because of the air in the system. Did you fill the coolant with the thermostat out till the coolant came out and then install the thermostat?

Roy

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ChrisL1982

April, 1, 2012 AT 7:16 PM

I had changed the thermostat a few days ago. I filled everything up yesterday and the hose from the reservoir is not getting into the motor at all. Is the water pump bad?

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ASEMaster6371

April, 1, 2012 AT 7:31 PM

It could be. You need some help from a shop to verify. Have not seen any saturns with broken impellers.

Roy

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ChrisL1982

April, 1, 2012 AT 7:41 PM

I laid some cardboard under it while I'm visiting family today. If the water pump is bad, it will leak right?

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ASEMaster6371

April, 1, 2012 AT 8:04 PM

No, not if the impeller is not working.

Roy

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ChrisL1982

April, 1, 2012 AT 8:10 PM

What is the impeller and where is it located?

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ASEMaster6371

April, 1, 2012 AT 8:11 PM

On the back of the water pump and that circulates the coolant.

Roy

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ChrisL1982

April, 1, 2012 AT 8:14 PM

Do I have to take the water pump off to fix it?

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