2002 CHEVY CAVALIER WATER PUMP

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  • DrCranknWrench
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That sounds like the seal is bad and the pressure cap needs to be replaced. It is not allowing the system to hold pressure in order to work.

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Saturday, December 10th, 2011 AT 11:06 PM
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Will when the cap is on steam comes out of the overflow line

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Saturday, December 10th, 2011 AT 11:10 PM
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Also the temp stays at around 195. I remember right before this started happening I had checked the fluid and I had a hard time getting the cap off the reserviour so it hadn't been checked in a long time. We just bought the car about a month ago so maybe the seal is bad on it after it being on there for a while but what would explain the steam coming out of the overflow?

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Saturday, December 10th, 2011 AT 11:25 PM
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Figured it out. Had a bad cap and I burped it correctly and now its running normally. I really do thank you for all your help.

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Sunday, December 11th, 2011 AT 2:47 AM
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Your very welcome.
Come back anytime even if you just need advice as we are here for you anytime.

Take Care.

Dr. C

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Monday, December 12th, 2011 AT 1:18 AM

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