Check to make sure the plug on the bottom of the radiator is not leaking (where you would drain the radiator to flush it) and check the hoses for cracks. Often a leak will not be immediately visible when the engien is cool. Bring the engine up to "normal" temp, find a convenient place to park and CAREFULLY open the hood with the engine idling and look for steam/drips. Green or orange "rime" on the ends of hoses indicate they are leaking and need to be replaced (tightening won't help). Green or orange "rime" on the radiator indicates you may have a bad radiator.
After you've filled the radiator, check under the car with the heater "on." Look behind the engine (just below the firewall). Drips there indicate a problem with the heater system. Sometimes a metal pipe is used to connect the hoses together when a leak occurs instead of replacing the hose (a major pain) which can then rust out and get pin holes. Smelling coolant in the car is a sure sign that the heater core is broken (as are wet feet!).
Take it to a shop to have the system pressure tested is a good way of finding the problem if you run out of solutions. Expect to pay shop time until they can trace the leak or they may do it for freein expectation of doing the repair work.
The ultimate bad news is a bad head gasket. If the water in the radiator looks like it has cottage cheese in it you have a winner (loser?). A very bad leak will show as water in the oil (milkshake on the dipstick). If you see this DON'T DRIVE until the gasket is replaced, the oil and filter replaced and the system flushed. Water in the oil will RUIN bearings in a short time requiring a full rebuild.
Another way to find the leak (assuming the oil and water aren't mingling!) is to run a radiator flush product (per instructions on the bottle) through the system. This will open up all the spaces plugged by kaka so expect to see holes in short order!
Leaking radiator radiator hose head gasket water pump Heater core thermostat housing
check engine oil for water and check radiator for oil
Connected to the upper radiator hose. Coolant flows from the engine to the radiator to be cooled. The coolant temp. sensor should be screwed into it.
To replace the thermostat on a 91 Cavalier you need to drain the radiator. Remove the top radiator hose and water inlet. Remove the thermostat from under the inlet. Install the new thermostat and reinstall the inlet and hose. Fill the radiator with fresh antifreeze.
Engine overheating. Check the radiator for leaks in the hose pipe or radiator, otherwise the water pump is faulty and will need replacing
What do I need to do if my 1999 chevy cavailer has water in the oil?
Drain the radiator on the 1988 Cavalier. Take of the water pump belt. If the fan and shroud are in the way then remove them. unbolt and remove the pump. Bolt up the new pump and put the belt back on. Put the shroud and fan on if they were removed. Fill the radiator back up.
Remove the bottom radiator hose on your 1996 Chevy Lumina radiator. Put a water hose in the top of the radiator. Allow the water hose to run until the water draining from the bottom of the radiator runs clear.
It is at the lower end of the top radiator hose within the water outlet. Follow the top hose down to the water outlet on motor; the stat is in there. Mark
blowed head gasket or cracked head
why does my 2002 chevy cavalier over heat after i change the thermostat and the water pump
Drain the radiator. Remove the pump belt. Remove the fan and shroud if needed. unbolt the pump and replace it with the new one. Reinstall the fan, shroud, and belt. Fill the radiator with coolant.
Drain the radiator. Remove the pump belt. Remove the fan and shroud if needed. Unbolt the pump and remove it . Bolt on the new pump. Reinstall the fan and shroud, the belt, then refill the radiator.
It is the radiator warning light. Usually it indicates low radiator fluid level. I have had this come on when I have had some minor radiator leaks leading to radiator coolant level going down.
What is the cost to replace a watrr pump on a 97chevy cavalier
Remove the coolant from your 1997 Chevy Malibu radiator. Remove the bottom radiator hose. Run water through the top of the radiator allowing it to run out the bottom.
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It is on the front of the engine.
Remove the bottom radiator hose from your 1995 Chevy Lumina radiator. Put a water hose in the top of the radiator. Allow the water hose to run. Keep the water running until clear water runs out of the bottom of the radiator.
How do you replace timing chain & water pump on a2001 Chevrolet cavalier
one near the water inlet
on the water pump
if it is losing it thru the overflow pipe you need a new radiator cap
Drain the water from your 1989 Chevy Cavalier cooling system. Remove the water return hose from the water pump. Remove the water pump belt. Remove the water pump retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install the new water pump.