2000 Chevy Cavalier running HOT! Replaced thermostat and fan motor. No coolant leaking. Could this be the water pump?

Asked by Jan 14, 2015 at 01:55 PM about the 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2000 Chevy Cavalier running HOT!
Replaced thermostat and fan motor.
Car cools while driving. No coolant
leaking. Jug is full. I have to turn the
car off in traffic and at stop lights.
Only gets hot while idling. I'm
thinking water pump or bad head
gasket.

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Best guys are @ Les Schwab. Probably a bad connection, could be head gasket or a simple problem to fix like a water pump. That should solve the problem.

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