Mechanics

CHEVROLET CAVALIER COOLANT PROBLEM

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

My 96 Chevy Cavalier is overheating. I tried to bleed the coolant system with the bleeder screw and some coolant along with air bubbles comes out. Plus the fan isn't kicking on. What could be the cause?"
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Starr.green12
January 24, 2013.




What motor?

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Jan 24, 2013.
2.2L

Tiny
Starr.green12
Jan 24, 2013.
What bleeder screw?

It sounds like air in the system. Start with a thermostat. The radiator could be clogged or worse case is a blown head gasket from overheating

roy

ASEMaster6371
Jan 24, 2013.
There's a bleeder screw in the line right in front of the motor. Would a faulty thermostat cause air in the lines?
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Tiny
Starr.green12
Jan 24, 2013.
The screw says "Do not vent while vehicles running"

Tiny
Starr.green12
Jan 24, 2013.
No, but if the coolant level dropped, it would allow air in the system

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Jan 24, 2013.
I've been making sure the coolant level is right on.

Tiny
Starr.green12
Jan 24, 2013.

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