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I hear a gurgling sound behind glove box when accelerating. I have tried to "bleed" the cooling system by running car with radiator cap off and heater on for 30 minutes. Does not help. Any suggestions as to what could be causing this gurgling and should I be worried. The Saturn is an SL2 with the 1.9L DOHC engine.

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It’s coolant related. Water passing through the heater core. May need to consult a bleed procedure on line for that engine. Lots of manufacturers require the cap on and a plug removed on the engine. Of course there can’t be any leaks.

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Air in system....park on a slight incline...open radiator cap...start car with heat on.

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Check your evaporator drain hose. Could be water in your hvac box. Make sure water hits ground with a.c. running

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You have to open the bleed ports . there are several located by the engines thermostate housing and near intake hoses. It will allow the air to escape .

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SOURCE: 1999 Saturn SL2 DOHC Engine - Fuel pump not pumping fuel.

The Saturn Fuel pump relay and fuse is located undar the panes on the passenger side of the center console near the passengers left foot there are two relays there that look identical one is fuel pump relay. Just switch them around they are bot the same and see if the fuel pump runs now also the fuel pump fuse is in there i can't send diaagrams on fixya because their program will not let them go through if you need one email me at fixincars@yahoo.com Please give me a fixya rating if this information is helpful to you

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SOURCE: Car won't start!!

AmyLynn001, 1st thing, let the car sit for a couple hours (because u smell gas, it's definitely flooded). Turn the key to start (do NOT touch the gas pedal!! Cars are designed now to start w/out touching the gas pedal. If u do, u will flood it, and make it even more difficult to start) When u turn the key, only hold it to turn the engine over for no more than 10 seconds. If after the 10 seconds it doesn't start, turn key off, wait about 10 seconds, repeat. (this is to reduce wear and tear on the starter, and to not run the battery down real quick). It sounds like several problems coming together caused this. U state that the car needs a tune up, it's likely the overheating, need of a tune up (car not performing to optimum efficiency) and pushing on the gas pedal, resulting in flooding, all came together to create this no start condition. Eliminate any one (preferably all!) and u should be able to start the car. So, hopefully just letting it sit and not touching the gas pedal while attempting to start will be enough to get u back on the road, then get that tune up soon. Let me know how u make out.

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SOURCE: after running, saturn 2003 vue wont restart for about half hour

two things it might be 1? crank shaft sensor or 2? camshaft sensor

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SOURCE: Need to know engine compatibility for my 1999 Saturn SL2 DOHC

make sure its full block dual over head cam (DOHC) it shoud fit. 97 to 99 its the same as far as i know. cause i replaced a 99 with a 97.

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SOURCE: 2003 Saturn, DOHC V6, burning smell in interior after car warms.

if the smell only comes on when the heater is on try pulling the blower motor mice like to build nests in the blower motor housing.

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Hope you didn't break a nail.

There is a air pocket in the heater core, you just didn't burp it right.

Try this

  1. Open the hood of your car. Secure the hood with the safety handle. If you have a newer car, you should have a bleeder valve on the front of your radiator. Check in your owner's manual for the location of this valve. If you do start your car, open the valve with wrench and let your car heat up. The excess air will bleed out of your cooling system. Keep your car on long enough to give the (trapped air) time to bleed out of your system.
  2. Let your car cool down. Once the car is cool, take off the radiator cap. Did the level of the radiator fluid go down? If it did, it means you bled the air out of your cooling system. Replace the radiator fluid, turn on the car, and let it run. Replace radiator fluid as needed.
  3. Step 3 (above) is the way you will remove air from your cooling system if you do not have a bleeder valve on your radiator. You will leave the cap off the radiator. You will run your car until it heats up. As the air dissipates, the radiator fluid level will go down. You will fill up your radiator fluid to the correct level. Be careful because the heated radiator fluid will be hot. Always wear leather gloves and safety goggles when working on your radiator.
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1. Fill the radiator. Put on the cap, then squeeze the top hose 6 times. You'll likely hear some coolant gurgling.

2. Remove the cap, top up again.

3. Start the engine and let it idle. In about 5 minutes or less, the thermostat will open and the coolant level will lower. Turn off the engine. Go to Step #1.

4. You likely need to do this 2 or 3 times, till the gurgling stops, and you are done.

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