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Cavalier coolant leaking

Overheats when just iding. replaced everything. it year 1998!

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  • rickydavis05 Sep 01, 2008

    replace all coolant parts still leaking water can not till where from

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    What size engine is it, and when you say everything what does that mean?

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2.2 engine I mean all hoses, rad. ,water pump ,water tank, & therm.

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Do you ever hear the electric fan run?

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Try to remove the thermostat and run it without it. If it does not overheat then you just have a defective one if you have replaced it. Or ou accidentally put it in backwards. It will not hurt anything.

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