Engine Cooling problem
1998 Saturn SL2 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 163400 miles
The first issue I have at this time is a problem with the car running a little hot. Since I've had the car, I have replaced the transmission (about 5700 miles and over a year ago), serpentine belt tensioner (and belt), and I recently put on a new valve cover gasket and changed out the coolant temp sensor.
What I'm noticing now is that in traffic, the car runs a little warm. Usually, the temperature does not rise above 1/4 of the gauge (even in the heat of last summer this was not a problem). But now, the heat is registering about 1/2 on the guage. Now, when I'm driving along the road it stays lower, but when I stop at a light or am in stop and go traffic, it starts to get hot. I believe my coolant is fine, but will check again. I haven't noticed whether or not the cooling fan is running, and I'm praying it's not the water pump.
The next question involves the Air Conditioning unit. Everything is hooked up, and the compressor looks to be rather new. But when I hit the a/c button on the car, the compressor does not kick on. Fuses are in good condition, however I do not know whether or not the relay is good (how can I check this?).
And finally, I am having an issue with the Power Windows. The windows on the passenger side are working, the ones on the driver side do not work. When I depress the button, there is no battery draw whatsoever. No motor sound or anything. I did notice that the driver's window is a bit off track, but the rear window is fine. Could the switch be bad? Or do I need to take the door panel off and check the motor/regulators? Where are the screws to remove the center console to get to the switch?
have the same problem?
Thursday, April 8th, 2010 AT 2:18 PM