Question about Chevrolet Cavalier
Sounds like it is the water pump, but to be sure, I would fill the radiator and reservoir with water (save the coolant for later when it's fixed) start up the car, let it run until it warms up, turn off and carefully check for leaks. Make sure you don't touch hot surfaces, and you can buy a small mirror at a parts store to help look in difficult tight spots. Make sure everything is dry before you start(especially around the water pump and radiator), that will make your 'detective ' work easier. If you're still not sure where it's leaking, repeat the above steps AFTER the car has cooled down so you can safely open the radiator cap. You will not harm the car doing this as described. If it turns out to be the radiator, you can remove it and bring to a radiator shop for repair (better than purchasing a used one). Get a couple of prices 1st. And YES, you explained it very well! GOOD LUCK countrycurt0
Posted on Aug 10, 2008
Well cavalier waterpumps do leeak, get a mirror and look under the waterpump for a stain from the hole under it behind the pulley on the bottom if there is antifreeze or a stain change the waterpump, BUT first if you can I would make sure you did not blow the HEADGASKET take out all the spark plugs, connect a cooling system pressure tester to the radiator or coolant bottle pump up the pressure to about 25psi and look for leaks if you have a leak you may bave to fix it to proceed then keep the pressure pumped up and make sure the coolant is full before you begin and let it stay ther for about 1 1/2 - 2 hours watching in the spark plug holes for any evidence of antifreeze leaking in if so your head and or headgasket are bad.
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Posted on Aug 10, 2008
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