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My car is overheating

When I drive my car more than 15 minutes, the temperature gauge goes over to the "H" position. Sometimes, it overheats. I could put coolant it and it is gone in a day or so. It was making a crackling sound awhile ago, but that stopped.

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SOURCE: 96' Cavalier coolant light comes on

I thought it may have to do something with the thermostat. I went to the parts store today. My manual said 195, at the parts store they have 160, 180, and 192. Is 160 too low? should I go with 180?

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SOURCE: 96 cavalier overheating

You have a front wheel drive car so it requires and electric fan motor which in turn requires a temp sensor to tell it to turn on. The sensor should be on the radiator itself. Check that the connector to the senor and the motor are tight and if the wiring checks ok then I'd go for the sensor first.
The reason it cools while driving is the natural flow of air at driving speed.

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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SOURCE: low coolant level light comes and goes off, but

you never want the temperature guage at the red, at this time usually something major becomes damaged. Check your coolant level, if low inspect hoses, radiator, waterpump for leaks.

Posted on Aug 11, 2010

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Sounds like your thermostat is not opening. When you replace it (engine cold) make sure you obtain the correct temperature setting (170-190 for example) for you specific vehicle.

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SOURCE: 1997 2.4L Chevy Cavalier LS; Low Coolant Indicator and Temp Gauge

take the cap off of the radiator (whil engine is cold) start and run the vehicle. keep runnig 30mins after the vehicle is hot keeping notice of the rad fluid level.
keeping the cap off will prevent the pressure build up that woiuld keep the air in the system, keep adding water or antifreeze as the level goes down. this may take an hour or so.
also with the cap off, you will be able to see if your water pump is operating correctly. you will visibly be able to see movement in the rad when the pum is engaged.

Posted on May 26, 2009

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