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#23 of 48 Re: coolant system [supermex]
Jul 02, 2009 (7:39 am)
White smoke can be a transmission problem also, but if your losing coolant it is most likely a head gaske, especially if it's a Cavilier. Adding products to a cooling system with a leaky head gasket will only make the problem worse. The head has to be pulled and the gasket replaced before you end up with a cracked head or worse.
#24 of 48 Re: coolant system [xcrossroadsx]
Jul 02, 2009 (1:14 pm)
you maybe right but at this point im willing to try anything that might help. ive heard from a mechanic and also a friend that talks from expirience that a product called liquid glass is very good and also alot cheaper than the 900 dollar job of getting a new gasket put on. what do you think? are you a mechanic? thanks for the advice and i hope to hear from you soon.
#25 of 48 over heating problem in 1998 chev cavalier
Nov 14, 2009 (6:14 am)
son just had a steering box just replaced- $274.49- work and everything- works great
now for the problem- it seems to over heat- just replaced thermostat- still is staying up in the high zone. does it need to be flushed? mechanic said low compression- does it need and oil change? car is great- don't want to leave him stranded- help??
#26 of 48 Engine shaking when he stops at light
Nov 14, 2009 (7:43 am)
son has another problem- engine shakes 3 times at light or stop sign then the oil light comers on-- what is up?
#27 of 48 1998 Cavalier Heat Core multiple failures
Nov 19, 2009 (11:43 am)
My daughters 1998 Cavalier has had the heater core replaced 4-5 times in the last 2 years, the latest one only lasted about 2 months. She is now driving it without heat as the core keeps failing. Part is cheap, replacing it is tough. What would cause this. (I've had it replaced by a mechanic each time) He thinks it could be the head gasket and the car isn't worth that repair.
#28 of 48 Re: coolant system [supermex]
Dec 20, 2009 (6:01 pm)
i have never heard of a "band aid" fix for this problem but im sure it exists. However, it is best to get the head gasket replaced because if u temporarily fix this it will just do the same thing in a few months also, coolant entering the combustion chamber WILL damage the vehicle so the problem should be remedied ASAP
#29 of 48 coolant system
Jan 06, 2010 (1:17 pm)
my 2000 cavalier 2.2l is leak coolant on the back side of the engine on the passenger side but theres no smoke coming out the exhaust or milky oil. Is this a blown head gasket?
Jul 01, 2010 (5:26 am)
I have a 1992 Cavalier with 159,000 miles. Recently I've been getting a faint to moderate scent of anti freeze in the car via the vents. There is no coolant leak and the vehicle runs and drives fine. I was advised by a co-worker that it could be the heater core. Does that sound accurate?
Jul 01, 2010 (5:28 am)
I have a 1992 Cavalier with 159,000 miles. Of late the bettery light has been coming on during normal driving, but It tends to shut off after a few moments. Does anyone here know what could be causing this? It's been happening a bit more often and I am a little concerned.
#32 of 48 2000 Cavalier, over heating and smoking.
Dec 19, 2010 (9:25 pm)
I have a 2000 Cavalier. It recently has been over heating. I have to put coolant in it every few days. Then tonight, my lights were dimming and the car was making funny noises. And when I parked, smoke was coming from the passenger side under the hood. I have no idea what it going on!