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How to pressure test the radiator in a 2000 saturn sl1

It appears that theres no radiator cap in my 2000 saturn sl1, theres only a coolant bottle on the passenger side where you add antifreeze. my question, is it possible to pressure test it? and if so how? my pressure tester is made for a radiator cap opening.

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You need this tool to pressure test the cooling system.

Posted on Sep 18, 2012

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SOURCE: coolant light 2004 saturn ion 4 cylinder

I had the same problem. My 2004 Ion had 85000 miles on it. It was a bad sensor. The whole coolant reservoir tank needs to be replaced to fix the problem. This was covered under the extended warranty that we had. If you are doing this repair yourself, a hose clamp tool is recommended for simplicity.

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SOURCE: Passenger side "clunk" from front wheel while turning

Check your sway bar link kit and sway bar bushing also check control arm on passenger side . It could be one of them , they can make noise if they are worn out . It happened to my car too and I fixed the problem.

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SOURCE: 2000 Saturn ls2 Coolant leaking into car on passenger side

Your heater core is in need of replacement.

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should b 3 15mm bolts on the bac side and 1 axel nut hammer on the old bearing it should come out it might have an abs plug

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SOURCE: wet under driver's side floor mat

Is there a sweet smell inside the car?Heater core leak I beleive would be on passenger side floor.Antifreeze will be sweet to the nose.Are you getting any white smoke out the tailpipe? would likely be head gasket leak.Put a piece of cardboard under the car near the radiator and under the motor to see where its leaking from .One thing Ive learned over the years is that its going somewhere.On the ground? Or out the tailpipe.
As for the floor board leak the 98 s were prone to have the defrost area in front of windshield collect water from being plugged up .Mine was passenger floorboard.Daughter resealed small oval vent (that defrosts /heats hood?) LOL .Its on pass. side under hood on cowl .I think this will take care of my problem but you may need to investigate under the dash/defrost area and drill and then install a drain line to bottom of defroster.Exit drain line to O/Side of car...lol .Also was it raining ? was car outside in rain .if so it could be this issue.Sorry so long ,hope you can make heads or tails of this.

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