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I've got a 96 cavalier ls with the 2.4l engine. I have had problems with the water I have in my coolant reservoir (has no coolant because I just had problems with it losing all the fluid I put into it) boiling and leaking out the top, I just replaced the thermostat 4 days ago and replaced the reservoir cap a few minutes ago. The water doesn't seem to be boiling now, but I didn't drive it as long as I did earlier because I noticed the engine temp gauge creeping above were it say before I changed the cap. I was running it with the A/C on because I was trying to get my radiator fan to turn on, I still am unsure if it turned on or not but I just brought it home because I don't need it overheating too much and breaking anything else

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SOURCE: 96' Cavalier coolant light on, replaced thermostat, fan not on

Hi ! first ,does your a/c compressor kick in when you turn on the a/c ? if it does but your fans dont then check for blown fuses ,if all fuses are good then if you have a test light see if you have power going to the fans with the a/c on .if you have power then you may have a bad fan ,that can cause your temp to go up ,try that and get back to us!

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Good chance you have a cracked head or at least a blown head gasket.There's a chance you have your timing way too advanced,but someone would have to of changed the timing,it doesn't just happen.
If you feel up to it remove the heads and get them checked for cracks.Look over the head gaskets first,there's probably one blown out.Either way,take the heads in for a check.They can look at the head gaskets and help you to diagnose what caused the overheating too.

Posted on Jan 01, 2010

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