1996 chevy cavalier is overheating

Asked by Jan 07, 2014 at 09:11 PM about the 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I started it up on a cold day, it died sputtering but
caught i left it to warm up and boy did it i come out
15 minutes later its over the red i turned it off and
was sad. The systems been bled the gaskets are
fine the thermostats working the pressure is good
no leaks. Help!

4 Answers

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If it was really cold out it may have frozen the antifreeze due to more water than antifreeze in the system. How is it now?

17,715

It also may have been the thermostat stuck and finally opened. I would change the thermostat, put the right amount of antifreeze in it 50 50 and use an air bleed system on it to get the air out. I think you have air in the system. The air bleeder can be bought at advance,autozone,harbor freight.

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Bad Temp. gauge in IPC

electric cooling fan is not coming on. If your engine is reading close to the max, look to see if the fan directly behind the radiator is spinning. If not, check fuses for the engine fan, maybe bad fan motor also.

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