How much should it cost to get a thermostat repaired on an 1998 Saturn SL2?
you can pick up a new thermostat at a parts store for about
$25.00. I do not know how much a shop will charge to install it,
but it should not take more than an hour of labor, two tops if they
flush the coolant system while they are performing the repair.
there is a posting that tells how to change this out yourself if
you are interested.
man just do it yourself, all you need is a ratchet set, and some
teflon tape (to seal) and of course some spare time, follow the
upper radiator hose to the engine, slightly below that you will
find your thermo, remove it, wrap new one in teflon tape, screw it
in, replug wires (doesnt matter which way) and you are done (i
forgot to tell you, unscrew the coolant reservoir cap to relieve
pressure, and when you take the old thermo out, some coolant will
leak, and above everything else allow the car time to cool, you
don't want 150+ degree coolant touching you...)