what is the optimal running temp for a 2012 chevy captiva sport

Asked by Dec 29, 2016 at 07:45 PM about the 2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

just replaced my radiator and thermostat and she is running aroung 213
degrees and if i let it sit and warm up she has gone to 230

3 Answers

73,735

Sounds like you have an air pocket, cooling system would need to be bled out from air pockets, or you have a bad thermostat. The thermostats are set for 195 deg. so the vehicle should run at that and to around 200 deg.

10

I just got a 2012 Chevrolet captivate sport I was sitting with the car running and I seen how the temperature number was going pass 220 can u please tell me what you think????

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
73,735

TFYQ, I would change out the thermostat and make sure the cooling system is purged from air after replacing. Also water pumps are not what they use to be, possible water pump, eroded impeller on the water pump. Also the fans must work.

Your Answer

Captiva Sport

Looking for a Used Captiva Sport in your area?

CarGurus has 1,605 nationwide Captiva Sport listings starting at $5,950.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Captiva Sport Experts

  • #1
    COMETGUY61
    Reputation
    90
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    80
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    60
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,013 Great Deals out of 69,931 listings starting at $2,200
Used Ford Escape
1,045 Great Deals out of 86,413 listings starting at $1,088
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,133 Great Deals out of 167,073 listings starting at $1,498
Used Chevrolet Trax
140 Great Deals out of 17,226 listings starting at $9,980
Used Chevrolet Traverse
689 Great Deals out of 34,513 listings starting at $2,700
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,117 Great Deals out of 71,678 listings starting at $1,896
Used Ford Edge
791 Great Deals out of 50,270 listings starting at $2,499
Used Chevrolet Cruze
940 Great Deals out of 59,251 listings starting at $3,490
Used Honda CR-V
803 Great Deals out of 54,165 listings starting at $1,750
Used Nissan Rogue
652 Great Deals out of 70,817 listings starting at $2,895
Used Toyota RAV4
815 Great Deals out of 50,996 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
661 Great Deals out of 39,393 listings starting at $1,000
Used GMC Terrain
609 Great Deals out of 26,018 listings starting at $5,899
Used Chevrolet Impala
514 Great Deals out of 33,770 listings starting at $950

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Chevrolet Captiva Sport LS For Sale
8 listings starting at $9,582
2014 Chevrolet Captiva Sport LS For Sale
24 listings starting at $6,995
2013 Chevrolet Captiva Sport LS For Sale
13 listings starting at $5,999
2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport LS For Sale
9 listings starting at $6,300

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.