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Service traction control, Stabiltrack, "turn off A/C, engine too hot"

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I have a 2008 Saturn Outlook with 40k miles. I live in Texas where the heat has been unbearable this summer. A few days ago, it was 108 degrees and I left my car running with the A/C on for about 5 minutes while I put some groceries in my house. When I tried to leave again, the traction control message came on and my a/c light was blinking. I turned off the a/c for a few minutes and everything seemed OK. 10 mins later I was stopped at the ball fields while my son was climbing in the car. (no more than a 2 minute process). The car lost power, the traction control light came on, as did the stabiltrack and the "change oil now" message. I am at least 2k miles from needing an oil change. Today while driving on the highway, I started to lose power and "Turn off A/C, Engine too hot" message came on. What is up?! I have read about the camshaft issues, but no one seemed to mention about the car nearly over-heating. Any thoughts??
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It sounds like possibly your OUTLOOK is really low on coolant, have you checked the coolant tank to see if there is any in there?, if there's not I'll bet your water pump is bad. What happened is that your engine had to use the oil to help cool it down and that really used the oils life up. If you can quit driving it around town and get it to the dealer.
rbarrios said:
Theres was a member on here recently who had a slow leak. not really visible.
had it tested- it was fine. (pressure test I think).
few days later- the water pump went totally.

That was me, it leaked and then it did'nt, then it did so I took it in and they thought it needed a water pump so they ordered one and in the mean time it did not leak at all untill one day it just gave out and the coolant tank was almost empty.
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