WHY IS CAR OVERHEATING, AFFECTING THE TRANSMISSION?

  • Tiny
  • ChiefJack
  • 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier
  • 110,000 miles

Wife's car runs fine for about 5 minutes then starts overheating, with a side effect of the transmission getting sluggish as car can hardly move even if you floor the gas pedal. Coolant seems to be circulating and thermostat was replaced last week. Any suggestions, please? Car is a 1999 Chevy Cavalier with 2.2 engine and auto trans.

Saturday, July 28th, 2012 AT 8:49 AM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
  • Expert
  • 19,584 posts

You need to start out by verifying fan operation and pressure testing the cooling system for any leaks.

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Saturday, July 28th, 2012 AT 9:59 AM

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