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My 1997 chevorlet cavalier is get heat and sucking out the water of the radiator ever that I drive it and I keep water in it drinking it ?

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If there are no external leaks, the engine may be burning the coolant thru a leaking head gasket.

Posted on Feb 10, 2014

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SOURCE: My 99 Cavalier keeps steaming and overheating. I

90's Cavaliers are notorious for problems such as these.

I hate to be the barrier of bad news, but in this case I would suggest that your engine either has a blown head gasket, and/or a warped head.

There is also the possibility that you blew a "soft plug" or cracked the block and that the coolant is leaking out through the base of the engine.

To find out of you have a blown head gasket, you can remove the oil cap from the valve cover and inspect it. If it has a yellow-brown-ish goo that is the consistency of paint, then you definitely have a blown head gasket and coolant has mixed with your oil. Meaning that you likely need an overhall.

You can also check by removing your radiator cap and checking to see if little tiny bubbles come up while the car is running. That is a sign of a compression leak, meaning that you most likely have a crack somewhere in either the cylinder head or the block.

Also, those cars have many very small radiator hoses that are in the middle of the engine and hard to see, find or replace.

In this instance, it sounds like your car has over heated more than 4 times, and once you get to that point you are likely to have fried the engine. This is because the newer engines are mostly aluminum and can't stand that much heat that often.

I would suggest seeking either a new car, or seeking a used engine to replace in your car. A used engine for those is fairly cheap compared to the price of fixing the problems that are likely to have occurred from excessive over heating.

Posted on Nov 11, 2009

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SOURCE: my transmission line that connects to the radiator

The easiest fix is to get a transmission fluid cooler & use it to replace the fan connection completely. Basically you'll just shorten your lines a bit to clamp a hose over them & connect both lines to the 2 lines on the cooler. the cooler installs onto the front of the radiator with push through connectors that makes it easy to install & it will provide you even better trans. cooling in the warm months.

I have seen people use just a hose to connect the 2 lines & not have any problem in the cooler months but you really do need the trans fluid cooled during the warmer months to prevent trans damage.

check you fluid & top it off properly after making the repair!

Good Luck

Posted on Jan 27, 2010

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coolant temp sensor for the computer, did you bleed the air out of the system as well that is a big thing on those to be sure theyre bled out right.

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SOURCE: 1997 lincoln continental .... new radiator, water pump but water still coming out the reservior cap and no heat

thermostat.
make sure to bleed the air out of the system after you change it.

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