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Old 04-17-2011, 12:30 PM   #1
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my 97 saturn shakes when it idles

it drives fine,when i stop at the light or traffic it starts to shake,then seems like the niddle for temperature goes a lil over 1/2 close to red,but ones i start to drive it goes back down,i dont know if is due to the shake of engine,fan workks fine,no leaks,coolant good,everythoing seems to be ok,i jusyt dont get it,any one has an idea? if i take it to the shop their will charge like 300 just to look at it,is a car that is worth about 1400,so why pay 3-800 to a shop if some one knows how to fix it?i need help,now days no job to pay a mechanic,thank u.

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Old 04-17-2011, 01:03 PM   #2
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Not sure that this is the right forum or part of the forum for this but I would check the coolant temp sensor, if its the older plastic one replace it with brass, should be on the right side of the head (facing the car) near where the coolant hose from the radiator goes. You could also try wiring a switch and relay to the fan and turn it on at stops so it kicks on sooner keeping the car cooler and hopefully not vibrating. I'd also recommend Saturnfans.com for more tech help with the car.

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Might try spending about $15 or less for a new thermostat. Check out Autozone.com for vehicle-specific how-to with pictures included.
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