Question about Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My 1992 Chevy cavalier used to run at 1/4 temperature gauge, started running super hot so I replaced the water pump... Now it stays at 1/2 temperature gauge steady. Why? Also, how does electric fan work? Relay? Fuse? Where at?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

I'm not sure about the electric fan relay or fuse are but you may want to have your radiator flushed. It's possible that some of the tubes in it are plugged up and so your cooling efficiency could be low.

Posted on Oct 24, 2012

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 3 Answers

SOURCE: 1986 Accord - fuel pump relay problem - HELP!

relay is under dash on driver side behind cruise control box. You tube has a demonstration on there for 92 accord.

Posted on Mar 10, 2012

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Replace termostat in a 1998 chevy cavalier still run hot

you have to unscrew the bleeder vavle with the car on and wait intil the fluid runs though it and then tighten and it should be fixed

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

joe7379
  • 93 Answers

SOURCE: 2000 Caravan-Engine cooling fans not running, replaced temperature sensor and fan relay, still not working-HELP

Did you replace the sensor by the thermostat in the engine block or the one under the drivers headlight, There are two, the one next to the thermostat controls the temp gauge in the vehicle. the one under the headlight assembly controls the actual fans and is a electronic module. You have to remove the head light assembly to get to it.

Joe

Posted on May 29, 2009

jagjeffery
  • 318 Answers

SOURCE: 1999 Chevy Cavalier Z24 2.4L cooling fan inoperative

yes you could have a bad ECT or the relay could be bad it sounds more like the relay is heating up and kicking out

Posted on May 30, 2009

Wolfman304
  • 720 Answers

SOURCE: 1995 Toyota Camry 4 cylinder runs hot

Hi,

Firstly, ensure you have the required 'mixture' of coolant/water (must have required coolant).

Second, I would recommend you re-test all the cooling system sensors again (make sure they're within specifications), in case a new one is faulty.

Third, ensure the new thermostat was of the correct temp setting (they all differ), so that it opens at the required time. Most cooling systems operate within 90 - 100degC.

Fourth, make sure the radiator (and associated hoses) aren't blocked.

If your temp gauge is reading higher than normal, but NOT in the danger zone...then this can be considered normal (especially if you've replaced with new components) and nothing to be concerned about.

However, if the temp gauge IS in the danger zone....then this suggests the coolant is not flowing through the cooling system properly.

If all above components test ok, then it's possible your water pump may not be pumping enough volume.

Cheers,

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

Testimonial: "I appreciate your help...Maybe I should just relace the water pump, that would be the last thing that I would need to replace."

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My 92 cavalier 2.2 L will run great until it warms up then cuts out bad. Wont run over 10 mph when it starts cutting out. I have replaced fuel pump and filter


please check and fix:
1- coolant temperature sensor
2- ignition coil
3-oxygen sensor
4-fuel pressure regulatinf valve

Dec 14, 2014 | 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

Why 1998 olds intrigue is running hot.


1) Is it really running hot, or is the temperature sending unit or gauge incorrect? You could use an alternate temperature sensor to test - infrared temperature gauge.
2) Just because the radiator was cleaned out doesn't mean it isnt blocked. Check to see that water will flow through the radiator.

Jun 30, 2014 | 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue

1 Answer

1999 chevy vortec running hot


Change the coolant sending unit for the gauge. Usually this is different than the Coolant Temp. Sensor which is for the pcm. Maybe the sending unit is no longer functioning correctly after overheating. Of course, a scanner could show the temperature as recorded by the CTS, or you could use a hand held infrared temperature device to get a better idea of the true temperature.

Jun 09, 2017 | 1999 GMC Sierra

1 Answer

Check gauge light problem


Change the engine oil or top it up to the specified level if the oil is still good and not burnt. After such conditions if the engine oil level is low, it would be advisable to change it completely. Also check if water pump is able to circulate the water properly(see on removing the radiator cap while the engine is running). Clean all plugs as added safety and try...sodeep

Jun 26, 2009 | 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe

2 Answers

1999 Chevy Cavalier Z24 2.4L cooling fan inoperative


Probalby not, seeing that's what's telling your over heating. it wont be a bad idea to remove it (be carefull of hot fluid) and clean it off and put it back in. (wouldn't hurt anyways) but this problem is most likly a falty relay form the PCM to the fans. wireing might be corroed and need to be cleaned. check the fans for power and gorund with an omh meter.

May 30, 2009 | 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

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.

May 26, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

2 Answers

Why is my car running hot?losing water


try replacing the radiator cap
Tighten the hoses up if it is damaged which could have happened when pump was replaced.

Apr 30, 2009 | 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

My 1998 chevy cavalier runs hot in slow traffic.


have you replaced the coolant tempeture sensor.

Oct 31, 2008 | 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

1994 CHEVY CAVALIER V-6 STARTS TO OVERHEAT WHEN A/C RUNNING. ALREADY CHANGED THERMOSTAT AND ADDED COOLANT, STILL RUNS HOT, SOUNDS LIKE THE COOLING FANS AREN'T COMING ON WHEN THEY ARE SUPPOSE TO. CONSTANT...


Make sure you get the air out. There may be "high spots" on the engine that you can unscrew to let the air pockets t. Close this small valve when just hot water comes out.
Unplug the radiator fan and use jumper leads to test the fan operation. Use a scan tool to check for codes. If you get a scan tool that gives live data, see that the PCM sees the actual temperature of the engine after 5 to 10 minutes of running. It should see the temp. rising to 225 degrees farenheit.
Replace engine temperature sensor if the PCM doesn't recognize the proper temperature. You ARE going to compare this to the temperature gauge!!!
If all else fails, get the PCM recalibrated or flashed at the dealership.

Jul 16, 2008 | 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

95 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75807 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22133 Answers

Randy Ohler

Level 3 Expert

14585 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...