Runs Hot on 2002 Saturn Vue

when temp gauge starts moving past half way mark... sometimes putting on heater makes it go down some... sometimes temp light comes on

Asked by for the 2002 Saturn Vue
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Check the most obvious first, ensure the cooling system has a sufficient amount of coolant in the radiator, top up as required. The thermostat being stuck of fan not operating correctly are also a possibility for the gauge approaching hot. I will send you an article of line that I wrote with pictures about the cooling system and potential problems. I will send it to your email address used to post to Repairpal..
i am not the one that asked that question but i am having a similiar problem with a saturn...i have drained the car and replaced it with 50/50 coolant...i don't know much about cars, just hoping to find an answer without breaking my pockets... The car started out making a whistling noise when it was cold and then started doing it full time...then it started running hot and the radiator lite started coming on but no check engine light??? so i was wondering if i had to replace the radiator or could there be another problem??? Please help me... leave me a message on my cell if you can help me please... 415/571-7655 i would gratefully appreciate it... thankyou!!!
how far past half way was it