Car temp

Asked by Mar 24, 2018 at 01:58 PM about the 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

What is normal temp for a 2002 Chevy cavalier ?
When just sitting it got just a little over 150 .

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Thermostat opening, 188--206 degrees F. Usually the first number is when the thermostat starts opening and the second number, full open. What kind of problem are you having? 150 degrees F on a fully warmed up engine, doesn't sound right, to me.


Should be around 195^, your thermostat might be stuck open. Are you relying on your gauge inside the car? It might be off a little, and I would not relay on that. Is it running fine and you have plenty of heat?

When I went to change thermostat .there was no fan comes on when I start the car.looks like the fan is wired to the fuse box

Not sure .I live in florida so I don't use heat

Well I had to change water pump. Water pump was bad.i 've never paid any attention to the temp gauge. I just happens to look at it .while my car was running while I was sitting in my driveway.and the temp was a little bit over 150...just didnt know if that was supposed to be that high.

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