saturn manual-warning lites

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by patti sills, Feb 3, 2004.

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    patti sills Guest

    can anyone tell me what the following warning lite means. its right
    next to the 'security' word. its a box with waves in it and an arrow
    pointing down. its red all the time. i didnt get a manual with my used
    car. can even email a jpeg of the page that has the dash warning lites
    on it to . id appreciate it..thanks
    patti sills, Feb 3, 2004
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    Kirk Kohnen Guest

    Be more helpful if you'd let us know what year & model your Saturn is...
    Kirk Kohnen, Feb 3, 2004
  3. Sounds like the low coolant light. Check the coolant reservoir. On some
    cars, it takes a bit more than the Full line to keep the low coolant light
    off all of the time. If the fluid level is fine, try tapping the reservoir
    near where the sensor connector is - the float can sometimes stick down.
    Robert Hancock, Feb 3, 2004
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    patti sills Guest

    im here. its a saturn 2000 sl
    patti sills, Feb 3, 2004
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    Oppie Guest

    Look at this one

    Dan has some selected sections of various owner's manuals on his website at

    I find that the owner's manual, while it contains some extremely obvious
    stuff (to keep the lawyers happy?), there is a lot of information that is
    not intuuitive even to mechanically savy folks. If you don't have a copy of
    the manual for your car, consider buying one from your Saturn parts dept.
    Might even find one on ebay...


    For correct response address, remove -nospam-
    Oppie, Feb 3, 2004
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    Steve Guest

    You may want to check for coolant in your oil. I had this problem -- bad
    head, engine had to be rebuilt.

    Good luck!

    Steve, Feb 4, 2004
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    BANDIT2941 Guest

    You may want to check for coolant in your oil. I had this problem -- bad
    Um, yeah. Don't scare the guy before we even know what light is on!
    BANDIT2941, Feb 4, 2004
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    patti sills Guest

    thanks that was it! is it really important to use dex-cool? i used
    prestone to get me was only down about cup
    patti sills, Feb 9, 2004
  9. It isn't disastrous to use regular coolant, but it will result in the
    coolant losing its long-life properties and needing to be changed sooner.
    Robert Hancock, Feb 10, 2004
  10. Dex-Cool is a GM brand name of a weird and enhanced formulation based on
    ethylene glycol.

    You could have just added plain water (demineralized is preferred) for the 8
    oz you needed (sorry).

    Prestone makes both types of coolant - the regular green Ethylene Glycol and
    the orange Dex-Cool equivalent which is labeled Extended Life 5/150.

    You cannot mix coolant types.
    Jonnie Santos, Feb 10, 2004
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