Why is my frozen car overheating?

Asked by Dec 01, 2014 at 07:35 AM about the 1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SW2 Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1998 Saturn SW2. It was sitting for 4 days in cold weather. I went out yesterday and ran it for 15 minutes and noticed the temp gauge showed a little warm but this car has been heating up well since I got it so no concern. I got up this morning to go to work. It was -3. and the engine was hot but the heater blew ice cold after 15 minutes of running and a trip to the corner for gas. Coolant reservoir is full and warm. I just bought this car and had a dealership do a "safety inspection" and coolant wasn't brought up as an issue. I put a new starter in last weekend and replaced the belt the weekend before. I have it sitting in my garage now waiting for me to work on it. What could the possible problems be?

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The problem? Well, it's like this....GM never built excitement...instead they built excrement. Sorry that you were the victim. Trade 'er in for a 4WD Toyota RAV4...that's the score...and you'll be crying no more! Boom! Like Thunder!

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Or have the thermostat replaced. Oh and J.R. is right.

I have been driving Saturn for years and I call it my 'Lego Car' I can fix most things including body work myself which has saved me thousands of dollars over the years. Lots of room to work and fairly user friendly. Thank you BoholMark

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