i have a saturn and it is overheating to red line ,ive added coolant an water its not fixing the problem.i am a girl and i want to replace the thermastst can you tell me where it is n if it intells much ..

Asked by Jul 06, 2007 at 02:28 PM about the Saturn L-Series

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

and i want to  replace the thermastst please tell me where it is and if u think its going to intell alot of  work..it will be the first time for me so any help would be good..and no i have no leaks but it only takes  a trip of about 10 miles n i am in the red zone..it is a 1996 also

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Question, does the car primarily overheat in traffic? If yes, check your fan first, is it running? If no, turn on the A/C, if it runs, then change the electric temp sensors that tell the fan to turn on. (A/C overrides the fan on.)There's 2 of them on the drivers side of the block. You prob need to replace the one with the 2 wires going to it. Have the new one wrapped with teflon tape and ready to go when you pull the old one out. As soon as you pull the thermostat (kinda looks like a short sparkplug) coolant will gush out, so stick a finger over the hole.

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