what causes a car to crank and run but when it gets hot it kills
it ran hot on me so we change the water pump, thermostat. but when the motor
gets hot it shuts down is there anything I'm missing.
The engine should not be getting hot. Was the cooling system purged from the air pockets when it was refilled? If not here is a sight on how to purge air out of a cooling system.... www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUpXgAJ1gjU
I'm assuming that by "hot" you mean normal operating temperature (195°F). When it quits, see what's missing, spark or fuel. Spray some starting fluid down the throttle body. It should run a few seconds on that. If so it's a fuel problem. If not, it's an ignition (no spark) problem. I'm guessing the ignition control module is failing. They will sometimes work fine when cool/cold. But break down once the engine warms up. HTH. -Jim
thank you both, I will tell my husband to check
You're welcome. Glad to help. -Jim
Looking for a Used Aura in your area?
CarGurus has 23 nationwide Aura listings starting at $2,995.
Search Saturn Aura Questions
Saturn Aura Experts
Related Models For Sale