Question about 1997 Saturn SL
First of all, go to the store and buy yourself a repair manual SPECIFICALLY for your year & model. Read the section you need. Three times. Then go get your materials. I recommend new hose clamps in addition to their list; ratcheting cinch clamps are much easier than the factory ones and work just as great.
Now, for what you asked for: the heater core is tucked up in the center control console under the radio and a/c controls. The hose linkages are in the engine, just on the other side of the firewall. Move fast when you disconnect them so you don't get coated in coolant. You'll have to remove both side panels on the console to access the core easily; it also comes out smoother when you loosen the clip. The floorboard was soaked, so we gutted my car to remove and clean the carpet. Made it a day & a half project, but was worth the extra time and effort. Also made the work easier since I could then lay down in the car cabin to work on everything. Then again, I'm a 5'5" girl, so might not be so easy for you. If you'll be working on it from outside the car, get kneepads. I know it's a little late for you, mosebodo, but others are looking for this I'm sure.
Posted on Aug 27, 2009
It is a pain. usually, you have to take out the console in passenger side of car to remove air box. usually, the heater core is inside. You may have to unhook the hoses from inside the engine compartment. the core is easy changed, getting to it is the problem. i am not familiar with saturn. i advise more research.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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