Chevy

Chevrolet Repair Questions? Ask a Chevy Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Chevy

My Chevy S10 started overheating (220 degrees) while I was ...

Customer Question
My Chevy S10 started overheating...
My Chevy S10 started overheating (220 degrees) while I was going up and down hills and went to the red side 3 or 4 times (check gauge light came on), then would go back to the 220-230 degree mark. Can you tell me why? The temperature usually stays below the half way mark.
Submitted: 9 years ago.Category: Chevy
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Answered in 3 minutes by:
5/10/2008
Chevy Mechanic: Super Mechanic, Master technician replied 9 years ago
Super Mechanic
Super Mechanic, Master technician
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 17,221
Experience: 29 yrs. exp., ASE master, cert. in G.M. electrical, a/c, susspension, brakes, electronic steering
Verified

Hello and welcome to Just answer.com, Super mechanic here. About your vehicle.

There may be a sticking thermostat but you will want to make sure that the radiator is not clogged up. When the engine is warm, (or hot) you can check the radiator for any cool spots with either a digital temp gun of sometimes your hands. Be careful not to get burned theough.

If there are any cool spots in the radiator that means it is clogged in those spots. You might want to first try a new thermostat and flushing the cooling system out and see how it does.

Super Mechanic
Super Mechanic, Master technician
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 17,221
Experience: 29 yrs. exp., ASE master, cert. in G.M. electrical, a/c, susspension, brakes, electronic steering
Verified
Super Mechanic and 87 other Chevy Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Super Mechanic Your Own Question
Super Mechanic
Super Mechanic
Super Mechanic, Master technician
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 17,221
17,221 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 29 yrs. exp., ASE master, cert. in G.M. electrical, a/c, susspension, brakes, electronic steering

Super Mechanic is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I was having a terrible problem with the wheel bearings on my 98 Chevy Cavalier and I suspect that using this website saved me plenty of time and money.

Todd LRochester NY

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

GM Tech (Cam)

GM Tech (Cam)

Chevy Technician

15,287 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.

Gary

Gary

Chevy Technician

9,322 satisfied customers

15 years GM master tech

Tim&#039;s Auto Repair

Tim's Auto Repair

mechanic

8,865 satisfied customers

Have owned a repair shop for 25 yrs.

Dave Nova

Dave Nova

Chevrolet Technician

7,092 satisfied customers

ASE Master Certification. GM World Class Certification

John

John

Master A.S.E Automotive technician

4,071 satisfied customers

A.S.E MasterTechnician A1-A8 w/L1,38 years experience General Motors Master Technician

Don - Mo Lurch

Don - Mo Lurch

Auto Mech / Electronics

2,916 satisfied customers

Chevrolet Cert., Heavy Line Mech, Race Shop Owner, Mobile Electronics.

Ron Z.

Ron Z.

- Chevy Tech -

2,721 satisfied customers

18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Chevy Diagnostics

< Previous | Next >

Related Chevy Questions
I need my engine rebuilt. Cracked the radiator and
I need my engine rebuilt. Cracked the radiator and overheated the engine. Lost power and won't run now. … read more
rpmdiag
rpmdiag
High school
7,184 satisfied customers
New engine, new starter, radiator, distributer ,coil, map
new engine, new starter, radiator, distributer ,coil, map sensor in '1993 Chevy Silverado K2500 7.4L 4L80E trans, setting code 42.. Also new ignition module … read more
Cesar Jimenez
Cesar Jimenez
Owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
52 satisfied customers
At the bottom of the radiator there is a pump or something
at the bottom of the radiator there is a pump or something that has coolant lines that lead up to the end of the exhaust manifolds. the lines are leaking coolant. just need to know what the thing is s… read more
Cesar Jimenez
Cesar Jimenez
Owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
52 satisfied customers
Hot motor, cold radiator. Hopefully a thermostat. 07 express
I just finished replacing the thermostat, still same … read more
fordguy4u
fordguy4u
Automotive Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
70 satisfied customers
Trying to remove a radiator on a 2008 chevy malibu
trying to remove a radiator on a 2008 chevy malibu … read more
Jaybird61
Jaybird61
Master Automotive Mechanic
2,101 satisfied customers
2001 Impala. Radiator cooling fans won't cycle on when a/c
2001 Impala. Radiator cooling fans won't cycle on when a/c is turned on or reaches 220f. Can cycle them on with my scan tool. What do I look for?… read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
4,115 satisfied customers
The radiator fluid is leaking out and will empty in 4 hours.
The radiator fluid is leaking out and will empty in 4 hours. … read more
baddad1
baddad1
technician
High School or GED
5 satisfied customers
Just had new hoses, thermostat and radiator installed in
Just had new hoses, thermostat and radiator installed in 2004 TB, left mechanic and it started jerking at about 35 and at 60 mph, could it be work the mechanic just did? … read more
Todd Audette
Todd Audette
Automotive Technician
Vocational High School
55 satisfied customers
My radiator house came off of were it attached to the
My radiator house came off of were it attached to the thermostat. I replaced the thermostat added anti-freeze. Then I tried to start it an more it want start. What can be the problem? … read more
Dan
Dan
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
25 satisfied customers
I have a 2005 chevy Malibu. I want to flush my radiator but
i have a 2005 chevy Malibu. I want to flush my radiator but I took off all the plastic cover above my radiator. there is know radiator cap. do I only refill through the surge tank? … read more
fordguy4u
fordguy4u
Automotive Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
70 satisfied customers
Radiator fan won,t come. Was told blower module is
Radiator fan won,t come. Was told blower module is interlocked to the radiator fan? … read more
TIM MOHR
TIM MOHR
SHOP OWNER
Master's Degree
8,037 satisfied customers
I want to change the thermostat and do a radiator flush on
I want to change the thermostat and do a radiator flush on my 2005 Monte carlo … read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
05 chevrolet equinox radiator top hose. Replaced with a new
05 chevrolet equinox radiator top hose blown. Replaced with a new hose and car overheating above half when idling in park … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
4,115 satisfied customers
My Equinox is bubbling after I changed the radiator. 120000
My Equinox is bubbling after I changed the radiator … read more
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
Technician
High School or GED
11 satisfied customers
What is the procedure for removing the radiator in a 2014
What is the procedure for removing the radiator in a 2014 Chevy Captiva LS, 2.4L 4 cylinder?… read more
Gunvir Singh
Gunvir Singh
1,816 satisfied customers
I have a 2006 equinox I have replaced the radiator, head
I have a 2006 equinox I have replaced the radiator, head gaskets, water pump and the thermostat but it is still over heating what else could it be … read more
Jerry Newton
Jerry Newton
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,066 satisfied customers
The engine overheats. And have replaced radiator cap. 2005
The engine overheats JA: Have you checked the coolant? Have you checked for a leak in the cooling system? Customer: Yes, and have replaced radiator cap JA: What is the make/model/year of your car? Cus… read more
TIM MOHR
TIM MOHR
SHOP OWNER
Master's Degree
8,037 satisfied customers
Engine overheated and blew radiator. Replaced radiator and
engine overheated and blew radiator. Replaced radiator and put in new thermostat. engine will idle 20 min or so to get up to temp, Starts to overheat (boiling water in upper rad hose while lower hose … read more
Gunvir Singh
Gunvir Singh
1,816 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x