answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

a few things, bad thermstat, low water level, water pump not operateing properly,elect fan or fan senser, Answer 1996-1997 cavaliers have terrible thermostat problems when they are changed, it took me a year to find out that the quaily of thermostats out there are junk, although you can test them in hot water, the pressure they are getting when changing makes a huge difference, some springs can handle the pressure some cant. I fixed the problem (running too cold on the highway, changed tstat then ran too hot) by buying a napa thermostat with a good spring. Don't buy a cheap thermostat, that will fix the problem (1 year of pulling my hair out!!!)

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2009-01-20 00:44:24
This answer is:
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What would cause a 1997 cavalier to overheat only when stuck in traffic?
Write your answer...
Submit
Related questions

What would cause a 240 ford motor to overheat?

A stuck or incorrectly installed thermostat.


Why does a 2000 Cavalier overheat despite having plenty of coolant?

Your thermostat is probably stuck closed you can pick one up at any parts store for about $12


How do you know if your thermostat is stuck?

If the stat is stuck open,your car will slowly overheat and not reach normal operating temperature, if it is stuck closed it will overheat very quickly.


What could cause my grand prix to overheat?

check coolant level check thermostat may be stuck closed


What would cause a 1997 Saturn SC1 to overheat when sitting in traffic and not overheat if moving on open road?

Low coolant level, or the cooling fan(s) are not energizing due to a bad fan motor, sensor, or relay- maybe even a broken wire. Engine coolant temperature sensor will cause that everytime... more likely than anything else because it only does it when stuck in traffic or stop sign to stop sign and not on open road.


Will a bad thermostat cause a car to lose acceleration?

By itself, the thermostat would have to be stuck closed causing a severe overheat condition to cause a loss of power.


What would cause a 2006 Ford Taurus to overheat?

The Taurus could overheat for several reasons. The coolant could be low, the fan might not be operating properly, or the engine could have a stuck thermostat.


What might cause a 1993 Ford Taurus SHO to overheat when there are known leaks?

have you flushed your radiator or changed the thermostat it could be stuck


Can a bad thermostat cause damage to your car?

Yes. If stuck closed the car will overheat. If stuck open the car will never warm up properly and the oil will slowly turn to sludge.


What is the most frequent reasons that cause a geo storm to overheat?

In any of the car the most cause of over heating is stuck or thermostant not opening to allow coolant circulation.


What propaganda is used in this example Drive a viking and you will never be stuck in traffic again?

Cause And Effect


What would cause a 92 jeep cherokee 4.0L to overheat?

Blocked radiator, low on coolant, stuck thermostat, air in cooling system


How do you open a stuck driver's door 1992 Cavalier?

Stuck how? Lock? Door?


Why does ford Focus 2003 zts overheat when the AC is turned on?

If you're stuck in traffic and your water is low, even a little, it will overheat... or your thermostat is not opening all the way. Or your fan is not kicking in at temperature. Make sure your antifreeze is properly mixed, beause it is a coolant, too.


What propaganda technique is used in this example Drive a Viking and you will never be stuck in traffic again?

cause and effect


What would cause a 2000 neon to overheat?

Low coolant, stuck thermostat, failed waterpump, plugged radiator, inoperative radiator fans, etc.


What would cause a 1995 Nissan Maxima to overheat?

Low coolant, stuck thermostat, blown headgasket (from overheating BEFORE) or a damaged (rusted) water pump.


What are the release dates for Stuck in Traffic - 2008?

Stuck in Traffic - 2008 was released on: USA: 2008 (limited)


Would it be possible for a stuck valve on a 1989 Cavalier Z24 to cause a Misfire?

yes. a valve in the open position will prevent compression, thus no combustion.


If a thermostat remains open will this cause your car to overheat?

A stuck open thermostat will cause a car to run cooler than needed. It will cause oil to sludge, a loss of gas mileage due to running rich and numerous other problems.


What causes the 1993 Lexus es 300 to overheat?

Thermostat is stuck closed.


What affect will a bad thermostat have on an automobile heating system?

A stuck open thermostat will not allow the coolant to get up to proper temp, thus poor heat from heater. A stuck closed thermostat will not let coolant circulate and will cause the engine to overheat.


What could cause a 1990 Mazda MPV to overheat?

Clogged radiator, bad water pump, stuck thermostat, non-functioning fan. and may I add lacking of fluids.


What could be the cause and solution if continues beep sound once turn ON computer?

Could be number of things, most common a stuck key on keyboard or an overheat warning-start there.


Can a car overheat with a stuck open thermostat?

Usually the car would run cool, unless the thermostat is stuck partially open.