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Trying to sort out overheating issue on 97 cavalier. was

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wondering if there was any...
Trying to sort out overheating issue on 97 cavalier. was wondering if there was any way to relocate the thermostat near the water pump to the housing next to the coolant temperature sensor. Heard there was a straight bolt on deal to make this happen.
JA: Okay, I'll connect you to the mechanic to walk you through that for your Chevrolet Cavalier. Before I do, is there anything else you want him to know?
Customer: there is no blockage, coolant flows freely, it seems as if the water pump is pushing the antifreeze in the opposite direction than it should have so this not going to open right?e thermostat
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Chevy Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

There is no way to relocate the thermostat and or the housing, have you verified the cooling fan operation as well as checked to be sure you do not have a blown head gasket?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
cooling fan is good. head gasket was my next item to tackle. No milky oil, no smoke, no leaks anywhere
Chevy Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Before you consider the head gaskets have you ran a block test to check for any signs of hydro carbons in the cooling system?

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