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Saturn VUE: I have a 2002 Saturn vue had add antifreeze twice

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I have a 2002 Saturn vue had add antifreeze twice in 2 days when get on the freeway temp goes hot when I get off freeway temp goes back down have notice bad idle also
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  Randall C replied 2 years ago.
Hello, I am Randall. I ma not there doing tests but .. by description? you may in fact have a failed or failing headgasket. You are leaking coolant into a cylinder, causing the rough running as well as loss of coolant.Sounds like it is in the early stage but in any case, will only get worse as time/miles go by. A shop can do a simple combustion test, does not cost much to help confirm, If do not want the shop expense? We can only lean to likely headgasket, OR could? be the intake gasket, but NO way to be for sure but,, the intake is removed to do the headgaskets so one would look close at the intake gaskets once intake is removed.Spark plugs can be removed, if one or 2 do not look like they burned the same? say a little cleaner or whiter? this is another indication of bad headgasket, Loss of coolant, Rising temp when up to speed, rough running at idle ALL do in fact point to a bad headgasket unfortunately