My car keeps overheating and then going down to normal temperature. Car still runs decent. Only the AC gets warmer when the temp is high. What could this be?

Asked by May 17, 2015 at 10:09 AM about the 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

300

the car going back down to normal temp would be the thermostat opening. have you recharged the freon lately?

12,125

Hunter has the answers. Your two issues are not connected. Radiator cooling fans not working properly? Bad thermostat on the fans, or the cooling system thermostat is sticking. Have you checked to see if you have the proper level of radiator fluid? The A/C is an indication the freon is low and needs to be serviced. Worse case on the A/C is the compressor is going bad.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2003 - transmission slams into drive. AC stops working when still and overheats - fan doesn't move. Now transmission problem. 6 answers

    Here is the background information of this vehicle. AC has worked forever, fine every time. I noticed just recently that I need to keep moving for the AC to blow out cold air. If I would sit in tra...

    2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Overheating 16 answers

    I have a 98 Cavalier overheating, i've changed the hose from the firewall to where ever (transports the antifreeze). Also the heat switches back and forth from hot to cold. This car has NOT had a the...

    1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Temp Gauge Stuck 8 answers

    I've had temp gauge issues for the past two days (which coincides with -34C weather). Yesterday when I started my car after work, the temp gauge was already at the halfway mark. On the drive home, it ...

    2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2002 Cavalier Temperature Gauge Not Working? 5 answers

    I originally had posted this: http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/D... sntEmlId=42327096#msg242442 However, I finally bought an OBD ii code scanner, and got code P0118 for "Electronic Coolant Temperature (...

    2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • MY FAN DOESN'T COME ON EVEN WHEN MY COOLANT TEMPERATURE REACHES 220 DEGREES. WHAT IS A NORMAL, SAFE COOLANT TEMP. RANGE FOR THIS CAR? 11 answers

    THE COOLANT TEMPERATURE HAS BEEN GETTING AS HIGH AS 228 DEGREES, AFTER THE CAR HAS BEEN RUNNING FOR AT LEAST 15 MINUTES. IT DOESN'T START OUT HIGH, BUT I DON'T KNOW THE NORMAL RANGE FOR THE COOLANT T...

    2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Chevrolet Cavalier Questions

Chevrolet Cavalier Experts

#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 2,780
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,260
#3 mbar1
mbar1
Reputation 1,130
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,008 Great Deals out of 85,694 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Impala
793 Great Deals out of 34,401 listings starting at $799
Used Chevrolet Camaro
280 Great Deals out of 38,300 listings starting at $1,250
Used Honda Civic
668 Great Deals out of 77,418 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Focus
696 Great Deals out of 58,725 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Mustang
361 Great Deals out of 44,495 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Corolla
874 Great Deals out of 74,435 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
812 Great Deals out of 81,611 listings starting at $899
Used Pontiac Sunfire
446 listings
Used Toyota Camry
1,096 Great Deals out of 96,274 listings starting at $1,250
Used Pontiac Grand Am
1,652 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Neon
893 listings