My 96 Chevy Cavalier is overheating

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

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Tiny
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What motor?

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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
Tiny
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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

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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 AT 11:20 PM
Tiny
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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
Tiny
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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
Tiny
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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
Tiny
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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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