Saturn 1999 over heating fan not coming on

Asked by Feb 04, 2008 at 04:47 PM about the 1999 Saturn S-Series

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I had everything checked, repaired, replaced and it is still doing the same thing. As long as I am driving or running the a/c the temp needle stays a little pass the second line. If I am in stop in go traffic and not running my a/c it starts over heating. After 200.00 to replace cooliant sensor, cooliant cap. 500.00 to replace the entire radiator. And have the fan relay checked 38.00. I was told by Saturn that the Saturn runs hot, that the fan will not kick on until the needle goes over the halfway line. As long as it does not go close to the red area I should be fine??? Somehow that just does not sound right. And this is a certified Saturn mechanic telling me this. Does it sound right to anyone?

1 Answer

6,655

When you say it starts to "overheat" is the needle in the red? is there steam? I have seen some Saturns run at the third line and be fine, Heck I got 325000kms on mine and it overheated many times. you will need to becareful as seeing that ther are aluminum heads. ask to see if the can hook up their dig' comp' to you OBDII port and take it for a drive. it will digitally tell you your temp. It just might be your gauge. I installed a aftermarket gauge in mine. Hope this helps, best of luck. Cheers

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Cooling fan is not coming on 1 answer

    1999 Saturn S-Series

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 93 Saturn SL2 OVERHEATING 4 answers

    My 93 Saturn Sedan is overheating when sitting still and sometimes while driving down the highway, my fan is not coming on until my car is in the red, and I already replaced the thermostat and che...

    1993 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • how to determine which s series is my 1999 saturn sedan is? 1 answer

    Not sure on which sl series it is, how do I figure out?

    1999 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why my car still overheating? 6 answers

    I bypassed heater core a while back. I've replaced water pump thermostat and ects today but not the egr valve. Car still over heats within a few miles down the road. Any ideas what to do?

    1999 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Fan won't come on car over heating in 1999 camry 1 answer

    Fan not coming on car over heating

    1999 Toyota Camry CE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Saturn S-Series Questions

Saturn S-Series Experts

#1 Alex Nazarian
Alex Nazarian
Reputation 1,460
#2 helpmeplease
helpmeplease
Reputation 1,000
#3 fabian_09_21
fabian_09_21
Reputation 800
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Saturn L-Series
551 listings starting at $1,999
Used Honda Civic
705 Great Deals out of 77,526 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Corolla
925 Great Deals out of 74,281 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
887 Great Deals out of 82,090 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Mustang
396 Great Deals out of 44,403 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic Coupe
200 Great Deals out of 18,662 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda CR-V
900 Great Deals out of 61,520 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Focus
746 Great Deals out of 59,013 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Camry
1,086 Great Deals out of 98,042 listings starting at $1,250