Assuming you didn't drain the system, you shouldn't have to burp it at all. Just keep the reservoir full and warm up the engine. it circulates through the reservoir and back to the radiator.
To "bleed" the cooling system on a 1997 Chevy Cavalier, there is a small brass bleeder valve located on the heater pipe that runs along the front of the motor (metal pipe). Open that valve a couple turns and pour in the antifreeze in the reservoir tank until antifreeze starts dripping from the bleeder hole. Tighten the valve, but be careful not to tight too tight, they are soft brass and break easy. Finish filling the reservoir to the Full Cold mark. After driving the car at least one time and letting it cool down, check the antifreeze level on the reservoir and fill as needed.
the overflow res. cap is the radiator cap on the 97 cavalier
It's on the upper radiator hose that runs to the back of you engine. It's a little screw that is on a metal connector. I know because we have a 2000 Cavalier with it on that hose.
Where is radiator temperature sensor located on a 1997 2.4L Chevy cavalier
Remove the radiator and take it to a radiator shop.
In the radiator in the front of the engine
At the engine end of the upper radiator hose.At the engine end of the upper radiator hose.
Cooling lines from transmission to radiator?
did you unhook the battery before replacing the alternator
Look down as soon as you open the hood!
check to be sure that the thermostat is not backwards and is the correct heat rated unit for the car
Usually at the lower section of engine in front of radiator
no such thing...upper radiator hose usually comes out of the thermostat housing and into the radiator...that's big fat black hose. go check an autoparts website like auutozone and that'll show you.