2001 SATURN SC2 OVERHEATING

  • Tiny
  • likedamaster
  • 2001 Saturn SC2
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 189,000 miles

2001 Saturn SC2 is overheating. Changed radiator, reservoir cap, thermostat, water pump, temperature sensor, coolant and nothing. What should I do?

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Monday, January 3rd, 2011 AT 7:49 PM

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  • saturntech9
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I would check the radiator cooling fan does it work?If the a/c work's turn it on see if the fan come's on for the radiator. Let me know what you find.

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Monday, January 3rd, 2011 AT 7:58 PM
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Fan works(replace it a few years back when it crapped out on me), A/C works, blower works. I found the problem about an hour ago. It's the heater core causing the overheating problem. I placed the two hoses together bypassing the heater core and the problem was resolved. No heater for now but can drive the car.

So anyone that is having overheating issues with a SC2 having replaced everything else, check your heater core. It was the problem for me. From $54. To $69. For a new one.

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 AT 2:11 AM
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Glad to hear you got it figured out.

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 AT 8:53 AM

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