MY 96 CHEVY CAVALIER IS OVERHEATING

  • Tiny
  • Starr.green12
  • 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?"

Thursday, January 24th, 2013 AT 11:03 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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What motor?

Roy

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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 AT 11:05 PM
  • Tiny
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2.2L

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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 AT 11:06 PM
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  • ASEMaster6371
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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

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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 AT 11:20 PM
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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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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 AT 11:21 PM
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The screw says "Do not vent while vehicles running"

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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 AT 11:22 PM
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No, but if the coolant level dropped, it would allow air in the system

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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 AT 11:24 PM
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I've been making sure the coolant level is right on.

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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 AT 11:25 PM

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