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is it shut off or idleing? You may have a blowed head gasket and water is running into the oil, check the oil. If that is not it than make sure your floor boards arent wet because your heater coil might be leaking. The radiator might be busted and just leaking out ALSO: The thermostat maybe installed backwards! Dont forget to check the radiator drain, people forget Blown head gaskets will show signs in three possible ways, depending upon where the gasket has deteriorated. 1) Blow "white smoke" from the exhaust, Actually steam because the gasket is blown pushing coolant into the combustion chamber. 2) milky, foamy oil. Gasket is allowing coolant into the block outside the combustion chamber 3) Losing coolant as soon as it is added. The gasket is blown where pressure from the combustion chamber is entering a coolant port in the engine block. Chrysler mini vans were famous for this one. Once again, when in doubt, bring it to a mechanic that you feel you can trust, there are good ones out there that get business by just doing a good job. It could be something simple. Good luck There is a head bleeder pipe that goes from where the tophose from the radiator goes. It goes from there to the filler tank you have to take small hose off and see if its gloged The ending is a conical small hole. If when you refill the coolingfluid the cilinderhead will not be correctly filled.

Answer My 99 cavalier 2.2 recently had a leaky radiator water inlet pipe (the big black pipe that runs parallel to your valve cover). Check where it bends and goes into the block (providing your motor is set up this way as I have seen some that are not).

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Q: Why would a 1998 Chevy Cavalier 2.2l with a new water pump and thermostat overheat and drain the radiator after being parked if there are no busted hoses?
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