Engine Overheating FYI

15,125

Asked by Jun 28, 2008 at 03:03 PM about the 1989 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z Coupe RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It absolutely amazes me how many people are having problems with overheating and yet nobody suggestes changing the radiator cap. If the radiator cap is not functioning properly it allows pressure to be vented from the cooling system prematurely causing a lower boiling point. This then causes the engine to overheat. This is a $5 part on most vehicles.

5 Answers

64,425

Good point. If the cap won't hold pressure you can drive yourself crazy replacing other parts and never solve the problem.

1 people found this helpful.
185

check your cap first...then check and see if your fan is coming on

1 people found this helpful.
735

you must also make sure that there are no air locks in the cooling system... i bought a snap on cooling syster tool that draws the cooling system into a vacuum, then you suck the fresh coolant in..... works like a hot damn

1 people found this helpful.
55

Make sure your fan is running. My fan wasn't running. Found out the fan was never getting the messege to turn on. So, I just jumped the relay and have the fun on all the time.

2 people found this helpful.
10

Gary. How did you nump the relay to keel the fan on all the time?

Your Answer:

Camaro

Looking for a Used Camaro in your area?

CarGurus has 1,091 nationwide Camaro listings starting at $9,950.

Postal Code:

Chevrolet Camaro Experts

  • #1
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    1,980
  • #2
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    1,320
  • #3
    G A Arne
    Reputation
    1,060
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealers

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
73 Great Deals out of 1,870 listings starting at $4,700
Used Chevrolet Corvette
26 Great Deals out of 709 listings starting at $4,995
Used Ford F-150
261 Great Deals out of 14,031 listings starting at $1,377
Used BMW 3 Series
180 Great Deals out of 2,523 listings starting at $3,495
Used GMC Sierra 1500
107 Great Deals out of 10,981 listings starting at $3,000
Used Honda Accord
42 Great Deals out of 2,080 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars for Sale

2020 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
113 listings starting at $31,198
2019 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
451 listings starting at $25,998
2018 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 138 listings starting at $23,900
2017 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 67 listings starting at $19,711
2016 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 35 listings starting at $22,977

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.