Question about 1997 Saturn SL

1 Answer

Heater is not working

When I turn the heat on nothing but cold air comes out. Is there anything I can check that might fix the problem or is this something that I'll most likely need to take to a mechanic?

Posted by on

  • elmiraman325 Nov 23, 2008

    changed the thermostat bottom hose still cold no heat or sometimes heat for a minute



1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Make sure you have plenty of water in the radiator, change thermostat, let me know

Posted on Nov 11, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do I fix the heat

You have one of two problems. The heater core is plugged /
restricted or there is an inoperative internal blend door motor problem. Start the vehicle and let it reach operating temperature. Feel the hoses under the hood that go into the heater core. They should be close to the same temperature. If one is hot and the other luke warm/cold.... the heater core is plugged/restricted. If both hoses are near the same temperature, suspect a defective/non operational blend door motor that controls heat/cold/airflow attached to the heater box assembly

Dec 21, 2015 | 2003 Dodge Stratus

1 Answer

Ford Taurus 2007 air condition is OK, however I get cold air when heater is turned on. Antifreez level is OK.

replace thermostat before you do anything else.. If it is stuck open there will be not heat

Sep 09, 2014 | Ford Taurus Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have no heat in my car

check to see if you've blown a fuse. In most cars the fuse box is right near the driver's seat, usually somewhere in a corner under the dash. they're little things so use those tweezers that are in there. the heater should be one with a high value. I have an assorted bag of these in my glove compartment. Easy and quick to fix it you've done it before. Your owners manual will tell you where that fuse is. Also, many cars label the holes where the fuse goes as to what it protects. Some of the little box covers have diagrams on them. You'll need that little flashlight.

Mar 18, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1990 toyota 4runner heater is blowing cold air

could be your heater core, um try checking the heater assembly in the dash, something may have broke so the heat isn't being switched over, and it is staying on cold. Regularly check the fluids in the motor and top up as needed

Nov 21, 2011 | 1990 Toyota 4Runner

1 Answer

2003 jeep grand cherokee heater problem

Jeep Grand Cherokee is notorious for broken blend-air doors. This is the door inside the A/C-heater housing that switches the air from hot to cold. You must remove the dash to repair it.

Nov 13, 2011 | 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

My A/C is working fine when I want cold air to come out. But when I manually turn the switch to try and get hot air, nothing comes out but just air. It's not the Climate Control Switch. I replaced that and...

Assuming your interior control is actually good and your temperature select is actually working, the most probable problem is the valve on the heat supply line to the Heater core in the engine compartment. Check the valve on the 1" line going to the firewall from the engine. That is the heat supply line for the heater core. If that isn't opening correctly you are getting any heat from the motor to your heater core causing your problem. This is normally vacuum controlled but occasionally is cable controlled. If it is vacuum controlled and not functioning check your vacuum lines for leaks and breaks.

Oct 29, 2010 | Mercury Sable Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Nothing but hot air coming out from vents all the time.

Check the actuator motor on the inside of the car on the heater. It shifts the doors of the unit to let the heat and ac shift.

May 02, 2017 | 2002 Suzuki Vitara

1 Answer


if the heater hoses going in and out of the heater core are hot, then your temp blend door is not moving to allow heat from the heater core into the car. either the temp knob or blend door motor is bad. some are vacuum, some are electric.

Feb 22, 2009 | 1997 Ford Explorer AWD

1 Answer

Cold air coming out car heater, turn heat up to 90

check water level in rad if ok check thermostat or couldbe a plugged heater core.also check for vacum to heater door is working

Nov 13, 2008 | 1998 Mazda Millenia

4 Answers

Heater doesn't work in car

i have a ford fiesta 51 plate,when i turn on heater i only have cold air the thermostat has been fixed and coolant levels are ok heatin hoses are all hot,but inside the car its still blowing cold

Oct 19, 2008 | 2005 Chevrolet Malibu

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Saturn SL Logo

Related Topics:

37 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Saturn Experts


Level 3 Expert

77499 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8826 Answers

Are you a Saturn Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides