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Chevrolet Spark Owners Manual: If Steam Is Coming from the Engine Compartment

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Warning

Steam from an overheated engine can burn you badly, even if you just open the hood. Stay away from the engine if you see or hear steam coming from it. Just turn it off and get everyone away from the vehicle until it cools down.

Wait until there is no sign of steam or coolant before you open the hood.

If you keep driving when the engine is overheated, the liquids in it can catch fire. You or others could be badly burned. Stop the engine if it overheats, and get out of the vehicle until the engine is cool.

Engine Overheating
The vehicle has an indicator to warn of the engine overheating. See Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light on page 5-18. If the decision is made not to lift the hood when this warning appears, ge ...

If No Steam Is Coming from the Engine Compartment
If an engine overheat warning is displayed but no steam can be seen or heard, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little too hot when the vehicle: Climbs a long ...

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Front Fog Lamp Light
For vehicles with front fog lamps, this light, in the display on the top of the center stack, comes on when the front fog lamps are in use. The light goes out when the front fog lamps are turned off. See Fog Lamps on page 6-4. Lamps On Reminder This light comes on when the exterior lamps ...

Brake Fluid
The brake/clutch master cylinder reservoir is filled with DOT 4 brake fluid as indicated on the reservoir cap. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 10-7 for the location of the reservoir. There are only two reasons why the brake fluid level in the reservoir might go down: The brake fl ...

Engine Heater
The engine heater can provide easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up in cold weather conditions at or below -18C (0F). Vehicles with an engine heater should be plugged in at least four hours before starting. Turn off the engine. Open the hood and unwrap the ...

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