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I have a 97 cavalier coupe. At 90 degrees the coolant gets spit back into the reservoir and over flows. I changed the thermostat bit the problem still occurs.

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SOURCE: 97 Cavalier engine coolant light.

have you changed the sensor on the coolant reservoir? try that.

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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Yes. Before you do, remove cap on rad when engine is cool & top it up too, if needed. Keep an eye on temperature gauge for a day or 2 & coolant bottle level, just in case there is another problem.

Posted on May 10, 2009

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SOURCE: 97 Cavalier engine heats up and blows coolant out plastic reservo

Check your oil and see if it is milky lookinig...that is a sign of a bad haed gasket....here is the location of the thermostat...unless a different engine size...then post what you have and I'll get you the diagram here:

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might be thermostat stucked close

Posted on Jun 11, 2011

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SOURCE: coolant spits out of reservoir

This is normally a sign of a leaking head gasket which is blowing pressure into the coolant system. Have a radiator repair facility confirm this, they have equipment to detect exhaust contamination in the coolant.

Posted on Jun 16, 2011

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Check your oil and see if it is milky lookinig...that is a sign of a bad haed gasket....here is the location of the thermostat...unless a different engine size...then post what you have and I'll get you the diagram here:

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