My 2001 Chevy Malibu 3.1L Is Overheating

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02 Chevy malibu was overheating so I changed thermostat and the temp gauge reads right temp but its still overheating and blowing steam out of reserve tank relief hose. So I changed water pump and its still doing same thing


I just replaced my thermostat on my 01 mabibu and it keeps overheating i see no leaks so far and its been spitting and sputering and been under one thousand rpm on my dash since before i changed that part still having same problems?

Jim S.

How is the A/C evaporator removed on a 1998 Chevy Malibu? Not sure if i need to replace it yet. Have a leak in system some where trying to locate it w/dye. System works for a couple days then stops & i smell that (oil)smell in cab. Find some mist around compressor hose block. Will replace O’rings 1st.

Mechanic JK

I would have to say I have never replace the evaporator on a 1998 Chevy Malibu. They just do not ever fail. Fix those O’ rings where you see the mist and you will be good to go.