1996 Chevy Cavalier Where does this go?

Tiny
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Engine Cooling problem
1996 Chevy Cavalier 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic unsure miles

I am sending a pic of the one thing we are unsure of on our Cavalier. It was my brother in laws car the timing broke... he sent it to his brother in law who took all kinds of crap off of it for absolutely no reason and he fixed nothing.
We bought it cheap... My husband put EVERYTHING back on the way it goes. This is the only piece that he is unsure where it connects. He knows one end connects to teh coolant box but where does the other end go?

Also with everything back together and a new battery the engine will turn over but not start. the entire computer system was disconnected again for no reason... Does it have to be reset by a Mechanic?
That is what we are thinking but we want to make sure.
Thanks for any helo!


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Saturday, July 12th, 2008 AT 5:10 PM

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Tiny
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Should go from the resevoir to the radiator on a spout there.

With the no starting problem, it cranks but no fire and turn over?

Check for spark and check for fuel to the fuel rail

get back to me.
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Saturday, July 12th, 2008 AT 9:36 PM
Tiny
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We have been have been pretty busy so we have not gotten back to the car yet.
I do have a question before we go checking for sparks. We bought a volt meter. Could we use that to test the coil plugs to make sure they are still good?
We just changed the spark plugs, but we have never delt with coil on plugs before.
I am sorry it took so long to get back to you.
Thanks!
Amanda
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Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 AT 11:38 PM
Tiny
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Unless your voltmeter can read up to 40000 volts it wont help you.

Use a spark tester and use it on each coil, should be bright blue well defined spark on each. Not dull or orange.
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Thursday, August 7th, 2008 AT 8:28 AM
Tiny
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We went and got a Spark tester and we are trying it out tomorrow.
We also want to check for fuel to the fuel rail. I do not know if my husband knows how to do that. So I wanted to ask you how it is done incase he doesn't.

Thanks in advance!
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Saturday, August 16th, 2008 AT 9:10 PM
Tiny
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Hook the fuel pressure tester up to the fuel pressure test port, i.E schrader valve.

From there turn the key to on, that will give you your base fuel pressure key on engine off.

From there you can start it and run it and record the pressure, also can remove the vaccum line and see if it goes up the prescribed amount usually 5-10 psi.
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Sunday, August 17th, 2008 AT 9:20 AM
Tiny
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Ok I am going to have to print this up so I can give it to my husband when he gets home this afternoon. I will never remember all that. LOL
Thank you for the help I will let you know how it goes and if it works.
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Sunday, August 17th, 2008 AT 1:49 PM
Tiny
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Thanks and I wish you the best of luck.

If you dont have the specifications for the pressure you can post back and I can tell you what it should be at.
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Sunday, August 17th, 2008 AT 2:02 PM

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