Asked by Jan 02, 2014 at 12:58 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

thermostat housing broke let out coolant but the car stayed cool while driving ..car
shutdown towed it home and it still wont start .changed spark plugs .. changed
thermosat housing its holding oil and coolant and i dont think they are mixing .. i know
two things blown head gasket or cracked block, but their are no signs of either.. i think
the coolant spraying messed up sensors injectors maybe ?? please help i travel for my
job and i need this car up and running ...

3 Answers


it cranks fine too ..

Tom Demyan

It might be the coolant spraying onto the ignition components. Wipe and dry them up and see if it will start. If not, you have something else going on like you suspected. Stop in a local auto repair shop since you have to get it running. Good Luck!


everything with ignition is dry .. i fear the temp sensor was so close to the hole that the air kept it from telling me the car was overheating ..but again no signs that i cracked the block. and shouldnt you still be able to start your car even with a blown head gasket ..

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