Coolant doesn't heat after driving car and coolant light staying on

Asked by Nov 20, 2016 at 05:18 PM about the 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The coolant light is staying on. Added
coolant. Drive car light still staying on.  
Checked coolant after driving a distance and
it's still cold.

2 Answers


Thermostat open or overheating safe pop off thermostat will open if a overheating occurred, so check that.


You have 2 separate issues. 1. Replace thermostat, it's stuck open not allowing the coolant to to heat up. 2. The fluid light staying on is a common problem with the GM's. The float in the reservoir sticks. Remove reservoir and see if you can rinse it off with soap and water and shake it to break it loose, if not, replace reservoir, it comes with the level sensor included

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Chevrolet Cavalier Questions

Chevrolet Cavalier Experts

#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 2,930
#2 dandyoun
Reputation 1,330
#3 mbar1
Reputation 1,180
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
811 Great Deals out of 88,080 listings starting at $1,299
Used Chevrolet Impala
589 Great Deals out of 34,066 listings starting at $899
Used Chevrolet Camaro
244 Great Deals out of 31,183 listings starting at $369
Used Honda Accord
941 Great Deals out of 77,703 listings starting at $899
Used Ford Mustang
543 Great Deals out of 45,840 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Corolla
855 Great Deals out of 70,725 listings starting at $1,874
Used Toyota Camry
1,098 Great Deals out of 90,895 listings starting at $1,599
Used Pontiac Sunfire
323 listings starting at $2,100
Used Chevrolet S-10
5 Great Deals out of 1,311 listings starting at $2,400
Used Ford Taurus
270 Great Deals out of 20,569 listings starting at $1,995

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.