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Old 12-18-2008, 09:37 AM   #1
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Default Changed thermostat twice, still no hear in car

Hey everyone,

when I bought my sl2, the heat wasn't working. I figured the thermostat was stuck open so I changed it. I changed it with a stant aftermarket thermostat and there for a while I was getting heat. The only problem was that the vent ball on the thermostat housing was stuck. This led to an air pocket in the system that didn't allow my thermostat to open at the correct temp. I was constantly losing coolant due to boil over and my car would overheat unless my heat was on. I then replaced that thermostat with a saturn OEM brand and I loosened the vent ball. I'm now certain there is no air in the system as my coolant temp guage stays where it is supposed to be, but now I get no heat ago. I'm now where I started when I first bought the car. What else would cause the fact that I'm not getting heat. I get a 2 second spray of heat if I turn the fan off for a minute then turn it back on but that's about it. A friend told me it could be the heater core, but I can't imagine they would go bad. Anyone have this problem and/or have any suggestions on what may cause this?

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Old 12-18-2008, 04:16 PM   #2
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Default Re: Changed thermostat twice, still no hear in car

sorry, posted in wrong section. Reposted in right section, delete this one if necassary, thanks

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Old 08-11-2009, 03:35 AM   #3
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Default Re: Changed thermostat twice, still no hear in car

if your blower is working then try your heater core. simple but thats wat was wring with my 98 sl2

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Old 08-12-2009, 05:24 PM   #4
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Hey everyone,

when I bought my sl2, the heat wasn't working. I figured the thermostat was stuck open so I changed it. I changed it with a stant aftermarket thermostat and there for a while I was getting heat. The only problem was that the vent ball on the thermostat housing was stuck. This led to an air pocket in the system that didn't allow my thermostat to open at the correct temp. I was constantly losing coolant due to boil over and my car would overheat unless my heat was on. I then replaced that thermostat with a saturn OEM brand and I loosened the vent ball. I'm now certain there is no air in the system as my coolant temp guage stays where it is supposed to be, but now I get no heat ago. I'm now where I started when I first bought the car. What else would cause the fact that I'm not getting heat. I get a 2 second spray of heat if I turn the fan off for a minute then turn it back on but that's about it. A friend told me it could be the heater core, but I can't imagine they would go bad. Anyone have this problem and/or have any suggestions on what may cause this?
aint the skys to new to be needing new therostate or heating cores??????

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Old 08-12-2009, 07:19 PM   #5
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aint the skys to new to be needing new therostate or heating cores??????
They are. This thread is in the wrong section of the forum. It's also really old, so I would certainly hope the OP has resolved his problems.

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