Ok the car is a 98 chevy cavilier,2.2l 4 cyl. The car overheats to just about the red mark or before the H, not all the way hot, and sometimes it starts no problem an sometimes it dont start at all, even with a jump, but if you put gas pedal to the floor, to shut fuel off, then it fires up, there is no sign of head gasket bad or water pump or poor circulation,it still blows hot air out the vents, so its not a circulation problem,no smoke out the exaust or any smell of antifreeze, an atifreeze is full. If anyone understands this or knows anything about it please get back to me asap.
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Hello deniseF37: My name is Roger and I will help you. The fire order for a 2.2 cavalier is 1-3-4-2. The coil placement is enclosed. Should you need further help please just ask. Please rate the answer. This way I know it was helpful. Thank You for using Fix Ya. Roger
PUT THE #1 CYL ON TOP DEAD CENTER COMPRESSION STROKE (HAVE I FRIEND BUMP THE MOTOR OVER BUMP IS THE KEY IUNTIL YOU FEEL THE COMPRESSION IN THE CYL BLOW YOUR FINGER OFF THE HOLE THEN LOOK AT THE BOTTOM CENTER PULLY IT SOULD HAVE A LINE CUT INTO TO FIND IT THEN LOOK ON THE TIMING CHAIN COVER (RIGHT BY BOTTOM CENTER PULLY) THE SHOULD BE A TAB STICKING OUT OF IT AT SHOULD BE MARKED 0-2-4-6-.... PUT THE LINE OFF THE PULLY ON THE 0 ON THE TAB. THAT IS TOP DEAD CENTER. NOW GO TO THE DIST. AND PUT THE ROTOR IN THE CENTER OF THE NUMBER ONE CYL POST OF THE DIST CAP. START VECH.
Easiest test is to reconnect jumper cables and switch lights on, if these work and no noise AT ALL from starter, NO clicking at all then could be the jumper cables are too light like most are. Try 2 sets of jumper cables. Ensure that the cables are correclty applied, Red to Red and the black is the last connection to a good steel part on your engine, NOT the battery.Always ensure the car being used to jump from is running at all times while cables are connected.When it starts remove this one FIRST also.