Low Coolant Level on 2001 L300

Discussion in 'Saturn L-series' started by Stan, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. Stan

    Stan Guest

    Got the "Low Coolant" warning light this morning and checked level in
    coolant overflow tank (engine cold). Coolant was down about 2" below the
    "Cold" mark. There are no obvious leaks to be seen. Car has about 27,000
    miles on it, with no previous problem with coolant loss. Taking it in to
    dealer today or tomorrow, but wanted to know if anyone else had experienced
    this on the V-6. Thanks.
    Stan, Oct 29, 2003
  2. Stan

    Kirk Kohnen Guest

    A very slow "leak" like this is not cause for concern; there will be a
    *SMALL* amount of leakage out of the water pump seal.

    Top it off with the correct coolant (probably a 50/50 mix of Dexcool and
    distilled water) and you should be fine.
    Kirk Kohnen, Oct 30, 2003
  3. Drooling coolant is one of our L300's (also a 2001) favorite things to do...
    we had a leak at the oil cooler (common - there is a tsb for this, and an
    updated seal/packing kit) and the water pump (replaced under warranty) -
    also, if they do any work on the coolant system and drain it, it is
    evidently difficult to burp completely - so you will see the coolant drop
    every now and then over the couple of days following the service, then it
    will be fine. We also had some relay go (I forget which one - it controlled
    an aspect of the cooling fans) which the dealer said caused it to loose
    coolant, but not overheat (which makes no sense...)
    David & Caroline, Oct 30, 2003
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