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On a 1998 cavalier, how do flush the block and radiator and refill it?

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  • wadethesamis Oct 04, 2010

    Is it necessary to use the nex-cool, the car is overheating

  • wadethesamis Oct 04, 2010

    Ive done everthing and its still overheating

  • wadethesamis Oct 05, 2010

    where is the uptake hose located?

  • wadethesamis Oct 05, 2010

    I dont know what this a picture of, its sure not 98 2.2L cavalier.

  • wadethesamis Oct 06, 2010

    This is not a picture of a 1998 2.2 liter cavalier engine. Where is the uptake hose.

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First you need to locate the drain holes for the radiator.
Drainage holes located on the right corner of the radiator when you are facing the car and another drainage hole located on the engine block somewhere on the passenger side.
Remove the coolant cap when the engine is cool, open all the drainage holes and let all the coolant escape. Pour in radiator flush,tap up with WATER (clean)and run engine with AC on high for about ten minutes. Open drainage and let everything out. Fill engine with clean water and run for another ten minutes then drain. Mix 50/50 dex-cool and water and fill it just below cold mark. Turn engine on let it warm up, then shut engine off let it cool down and then fill up to cool mark .

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    raj somaiya Oct 04, 2010

    yes if its overheating then necessary to use the nex-cool.



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    raj somaiya Oct 05, 2010

    If you appear to have enough antifreeze in the car, the uptake hose may be the issue. Some hoses become ill-fitting over time and a new replacement hose may be all that is needed to prevent overheating in the future. The hose may have dislocated or be blocked. If the hose has detached, look through it to see if liquid would be able to pass through. It is unusual for a hose to be completely blocked, but it can happen. Blowing on the tube or running water on it may clean it out sufficiently for the liquid to be able to flow through it. If it has detached, simply reattach it. Later, buy a new hose. Overheating has been temporarily prevented, but without a new hose the problem will re-emerge.




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    raj somaiya Oct 05, 2010

    here is pic for uptake hose:--

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