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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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You would have gotten the change oil message because your engine exceeded GM's "magic" number to consider the oil no longer usable due to the temperature reached.

Agree with checking the oil and coolant levels. My guess is the water pump, but it could be some other things.

As said, take it to your Saturn warranty work dealership as many of the possibilities would be covered under the warranty.

P.S. Let us know what they say.
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