1998 Saturn SL2 automatic w/AC 1.9 dual over head CAM eng

Tiny
NICOLE LOVEN
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  • 1998 SATURN
:shock: I have my temp refill coolant light blinking and I have added coolant mix 50/ 50 with water and it still blinks? Now I also have my battery light blinking and a funky skweek in the front of my car? I looked for where the noise is coming from and it looks like the main belt is loose or something? :| Prior to this I hade got into an accident and rear ended a car we were at a stop and the light turn green and some reason I hit the gas befor the person had started to go so it wasnt all that bad? Can you help with my repair? Thanks, nicole :oh ya it has about 118.000. Miles on it
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Wednesday, August 15th, 2007 AT 1:39 PM

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Tiny
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Hello Nicole,
I doubt the accident is having any impact. You need to make sure the tensioner is maintaining tension on the belt and that the belt is not slipping, contaminated or badly cracked. If you are losing coolant and it is getting onto the belt, you need to find that leak. Regardless, if it is leaking you need to find the leak, but I would start looking around the belt area for any tell-tale signs.
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Wednesday, August 15th, 2007 AT 9:09 PM
Tiny
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I have an SL1 in my saturn and while I realize your engine may or may not be different, mine takes that phosphate free antifreeze and I noticed you said you used 50/50. Does your engine not take the phosphate free also?
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Tuesday, September 4th, 2007 AT 9:10 AM
Tiny
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I gotta start reading closer.
IF coolant is getting on the belt and making it slip, the alternater will not be charging the system as it is spinning. The alternater may just not be charging anyhow.

The blinking coolant level may or may not be tied to the alternater, more often it is a bad level sensor.

The SL1 model has a singleovehead cam
The SL2 has a Dual OHC.
Although the same displacement, different motors.
I run traditional green coolant in them.
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Tuesday, September 4th, 2007 AT 5:23 PM

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