Q: Overheating on short trips. 2000 Chevrolet Metro

asked by on

My Chevy has 86,500 miles on it and it’s started overheating on short trips. I didn’t see any leaks coming out anywhere from underneath the car. Do you think it could be the thermostat or the gasket? What are your ideas?

Hello. There could be a problem with the water pump not pumping the water as efficiently as it should. This is a common problem with these cars. If the thermostat is faulty this could also cause the car to overheat, but it is not likely that this is the problem.

Whatever repair is done to fix your car, have the thermostat replaced as well. When a car overheats, it can damage the thermostat and should be replaced.

Finally, the radiator could be clogged or have a small leak in it. Because the car is 16 years old, I would replace the radiator. Have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, diagnose your overheating issue firsthand and advise you on a repair.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Overheating on short trips. 2000 Chevrolet Metro

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Low coolant temperature, thermostat issue

Hey there. If a new thermostat has been installed, I believe one of two things could be your issue. Either the thermostat you purchased is somehow faulty even as a brand new part or the cooling fan on your vehicle...

Q: Transmission slips out of fifth gear, makes grinding sounds

This is possibly a transmission shifter adjustment issue (5th gear, non-engagement). The noise issue may be related, but it is potentially serious regardless. You don't mention what kind of "transmission problems" caused you to have the clutch repaired, but that...

Q: Putting transmission in reverse grinds gears but not when changing any of the forward gears.

Hi there. The issue could be either the shifter fork being bent or the reverse gear is burned up causing the transmission to grind when going in reverse. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic,...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.