Why won't my engine go over 2500RPM, except in park?And why is it overheating?

Asked by Aug 29, 2008 at 07:41 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet Camaro

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Water pump is leaking, inspected yesterday to see how bad it was, then after letting car cool, opened radiator cap to check coolant levels, and some air was let in or out, and after that the engine started to raise in temperature. I don't know if replacing the water pump will fix that or if it is another problem

3 Answers

Well it could be 3 possible things. #1 is that your head gasket could be gone. #2 is that your thermostat may be stuck and not opening to allow coolant to cycle. #3 is that water pump is not cycling fluid.The pressure in the radiator is normal becauce its a closed loop system. Usually pressure builds up to 15psi.

5

I had the same problem on a '97 blazer. My catalytic convertor was stopped up... sounds like that may be your problem as well.

5

you could of gotten air into the system. try replacing the thermostat and draining and refilling the coolant with the motor running cold. this should help ensure no air gets in

Your Answer

Camaro

Looking for a Used Camaro in your area?

CarGurus has 30,916 nationwide Camaro listings starting at $3,550.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Camaro Experts

  • #1
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    1,760
  • #2
    carGrrl
    Reputation
    1,180
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,090
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
722 Great Deals out of 38,098 listings starting at $895
Used Chevrolet Corvette
300 Great Deals out of 20,672 listings starting at $2,990
Used Ford F-150
2,318 Great Deals out of 184,579 listings starting at $699
Used BMW 3 Series
1,164 Great Deals out of 33,302 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Impala
516 Great Deals out of 34,211 listings starting at $950
Used Jeep Wrangler
312 Great Deals out of 16,299 listings starting at $2,500
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
910 Great Deals out of 70,950 listings starting at $950
Used Pontiac Firebird
15 Great Deals out of 781 listings starting at $2,999
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
654 Great Deals out of 26,477 listings starting at $1,900

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
6,557 listings starting at $22,298
2017 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
63 Great Deals out of 11,232 listings starting at $17,999
2016 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
45 Great Deals out of 1,529 listings starting at $17,991
2015 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
106 Great Deals out of 2,420 listings starting at $12,988
2014 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
78 Great Deals out of 2,324 listings starting at $11,393

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.