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How do you fill the radiator of a 1996 Cavalier?

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2015-07-15 18:54:35
2015-07-15 18:54:35

Add antifreeze in the coolant tank on the pass. Side fender till it won't take anymore. Now start the car up and run till gets very warm. ( Should reach above normal operating temp.--this is ok). Now turn off the car and add fluid as it takes it in. This is heating and burping the air out of the coolant system. These cars are known for getting alot of air trapped in the system. I let it run till the temp. gauge gets about 3/4 the way up and turn it off. Make sure you are adding coolant in while it's off or it will just suck air in. You'll have to do this a few times till it doesn't take anymore when it cools down with the engine off. Then it's ready to drive. Count on it taking you a while but it's just a lot of waiting. Good luck

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