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#13 of 42 Re: 2002 Cavalier with Fan turning on at 215F [jth543210]
Nov 12, 2008 (7:42 pm)
It sounds like you may have air trapped in the cooling system. The Cavalier has a bleed screw located on the high part of the metal coolant pipe in the front of the engine.
From: 2carpros.com forum...
"Always bleed air from cooling system after replacing coolant. Set heater for maximum heat. Remove radiator cap. Loosen drain plug and remove drain bolt (if equipped) from engine block. Drain coolant reservoir. Fill coolant reservoir to MAX mark with 50/50 water-coolant mixture. Loosen bleed bolt and fill radiator up to base of filler neck. Close bleed bolt when coolant flows out without bubbles. Tighten bleed bolt. With radiator cap removed, start and operate engine to normal operating temperature. Add coolant if necessary and check for leaks "
Dec 20, 2008 (7:49 pm)
How can you test a relay so you know if it is bad or not?
#15 of 42 Re: water light that won't go away [spr0ut]
Feb 04, 2009 (6:49 pm)
My low coolant light has came on too with my 2000 cavalier. I keep on putting in anti-freeze, and have recently put it in 3 times within the past month and a half. I checked my oil and nothing is wrong with my oil, and my engine seems to be running fine; its not over heating on bit. What possibly could be wrong with it? Its leaking somewhere, but I'm not sure
#16 of 42 Re: water light that won't go away [tabz4u2]
Feb 05, 2009 (10:50 am)
Tape a small plastic container to your overflow hose and see if the water is boiling out your overflow hose while you are driving. If so I would do a compression test, sounds like a head gasket.
#17 of 42 Re: Where is my coolant going? [sunkill]
Feb 09, 2009 (5:40 pm)
Try replacing your water pump they are only $20 dollars! I have a 2001 cavalier and When I was driving it I dint notice coolant leaking! BUT when the car was idle It leaked by the gallon! I replaced the water pump and the car runs better then ever!!! also if you installed the thermostat the wrong way that would cause loosing coolant!
#18 of 42 2002 Cavalier with Coolant Leak
Feb 22, 2009 (5:22 pm)
There is a leak due to corrosion in an elbow in the coolant system in my son's 2002 Cavalier 2.2. The upper radiator hose connects to the elbow, which goes into the engine (block?). How is this elbow replaced? Does it simply pull out from the engine? Is a new elbow reinserted with a high temperature sealer? Thanks for any help.
#19 of 42 Coolant fan runs continuously
Apr 15, 2009 (8:16 am)
Where are the coolant temp sensor and fan relay located on a 2004 2.2L Cavalier?
Mine runs continuously, even from a cold start.
#20 of 42 idle rpms of 2003 chevy cavalier
May 15, 2009 (4:38 pm)
i was wondering if anyone had a 2003 chevy cavalier and what the idle speed was when just sitting mine is at like just below 500 rpms i think thats low
#21 of 42 coolant problem
Jun 13, 2009 (5:00 am)
my 1992 chevy cavalier 2.2l 4 cylinder starts making a gurgling sound when i turn off the engine i checked the coolant in the radiator and it is low and i refill it it does this every time i drive the car and i keep adding coolant and the coolant bottle gets full i drain it each time and some times while driving the car i can smell the anti freeze it while the windows are downit has over 98,000 miles any suggestions
#22 of 42 coolant system
Jul 01, 2009 (5:45 pm)
my son has a 2004 cavalier that is blowing white smoke in the morning and fades away as the car warms up. it is also using coolant as he has to add some periodically. there is no sign of a coolant leak on the pavement. my guess is its leaking internally and after talking with a mechanic on the phone he seemed to think that it may be a blown head gasket. my question is could it be something else? or if is is indeed the head gasket i know that there is some products made for this problem but its recommend that all the coolant be drained before using it. my 2nd question is how do you completely drain the system? also there is no radiator cap. please help