97 cavalier 2.2 over heats sporadically. Seems like if I drive awhile, stop and then drive again it will overheat.
e.G. Drove 45 min to work this morning and it was fine. Drove 30 min fine on the way home, stopped to get gas, then left for the final 15 min home and it overheated. Its done this a few time. It was also spitting and sputtering before it overheated, but only when the engine was loaded (downshift to climb a hill.)Its been doing this for awhile.
Fan relay (Fan is spinning when engine is hot)
I checked and didn't see any collapsed hoses, but I didn't check until the car cooled off.
I don't think its a bad head gasket as I pulled the fuel pump relay and turned it over while watching the coolant resivor and didn't see bubbles.
This all started after I drained the old coolant flushed and replaced it with non dex-cool product.
Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 AT 5:15 PM