Having problems with your 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier ?
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L
\015 My car has had 5 Thermostats, A new cap for the coolant reservoir, 2 Water pumps, A new head gasket, A new heater core, the radiator flushed, a new sending unit, and so much more. It still runs hot..so far not into the red, but hotter than it should be running. The head has been checked as well. No one can figure out this problem and I am tired of mechanics just guessing and doing the same things. Anyone have a suggestion?? \015
Have the catalytic converter and the complete exhaust checked for the proper flow. When the exhaust becomes restricted, more heat is held into the engine & especially the head. This causes blown head gaskets, cracked heads & a lot of wear on the parts you have mentioned replacing. Generally the oil will get dirty more quickly due to engine blow-by gasses & there can be blow-by causing even the air filter to become oily.
Well look at the fuel consumtion and the power it has while driving... if it is getting low mpg and it has low power than i would say that the timing is off . it is probably to far advanced and no matter what you do to keep it running cool it wont... and does it run hot going down the road or sitting still. if it is running hot while going down the road and the timing is right. your radiator should be cleaned ( the out side) if it is while it is sitting still check see if the fan is even coming on.
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