HOW TO TELL IF I NEED TO REPLACE THE THERMOSTAT

  • Tiny
  • Jpalmer87
  • 1998 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 137,500 MILES

I have a 1998 chevy cavalier ls 2.2 it will overheat and the coolant will boil out of the surge tank and it also will make a gurgling noise?

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Thursday, March 15th, 2012 AT 6:10 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Fixitmr
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Yes, you could need a new thermostat the symptoms match. It's a relatively cheap fix to try. If it gurgles cold when it is full then you may have gasket issues.

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Thursday, March 15th, 2012 AT 6:32 AM
  • Tiny
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It only does the gurgling when its hot like if I drive some where that is like ten mins away I will shut the car off and I will hear the gurgling noise also if the car idles it will get real hot.

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Thursday, March 15th, 2012 AT 6:40 AM
  • Tiny
  • Fixitmr
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Is radiator cooling fan running?

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Thursday, March 15th, 2012 AT 3:57 PM

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