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

19,635

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?

19,635

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.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Bad Temp. gauge in IPC

10

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.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 1996 chevy cavalier is overheating 4 answers

    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 ...

    1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1996 chevy cavalier overheating 4 answers

    I have a 1996 chevy cavalier 2.2l its overheating and the heater works occasionally these problems started after i replaced the oxygen sensor it my attemts to fix the over heating I've replaced th...

    1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Chevy Cavalier Overheating 1 answer

    Ok. I purchased a Cavalier from a friend, it wasn't overheating on him. It sat for about 2 years before I got it on the road. I didn't notice anything wrong with it at first, I did a oil change and tr...

    2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1996 chevy cavalier cooling system problems 3 answers

    I have replaced the thermostat and checked the water pump. car is still overheating. heater itself works very hot. radiator intake hose is hot to touch at the first part of it however is cold on end n...

    1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1996 cavalier 2 answers

    Have a 1996 cavalier 2.2l 2dr im working on for a friend. They had a starter put in it. Car ran and drove fine before hand. Now, car will start but all the lights on the gauge cluster flash at us, ...

    1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Cavalier

Looking for a Used Cavalier in your area?

CarGurus has 1,014 nationwide Cavalier listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Cavalier Questions

Chevrolet Cavalier Experts

#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 2,930
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,320
#3 mbar1
mbar1
Reputation 1,180
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
812 Great Deals out of 88,108 listings starting at $1,299
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,062 Great Deals out of 77,909 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
243 Great Deals out of 31,194 listings starting at $369
Used Chevrolet Impala
590 Great Deals out of 34,066 listings starting at $899
Used Honda Accord
947 Great Deals out of 77,739 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Corolla
851 Great Deals out of 70,589 listings starting at $1,874
Used Ford Mustang
543 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Camry
1,101 Great Deals out of 90,760 listings starting at $1,599
Used Ford Taurus
269 Great Deals out of 20,573 listings starting at $1,995
Used Pontiac Sunfire
324 listings starting at $2,100
Used Chevrolet S-10
5 Great Deals out of 1,310 listings starting at $2,695
Used Nissan Altima
1,153 Great Deals out of 79,677 listings starting at $500

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.