Chevrolet Spark Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada-15540556) -
2022 - CRC - 4/9/21
Vehicle Care 171
Failure to follow the specific coolant fill
procedure could cause the engine to
overheat and could cause system
damage. If coolant is not visible in the
surge tank, contact your dealer.
1. Remove the coolant surge tank pressure
cap when the cooling system, including
the coolant surge tank pressure cap and
upper radiator hose, is no longer hot.
Turn the pressure cap slowly
counterclockwise about one-quarter of a
turn. If you hear a hiss, wait for that to
stop. This will allow any pressure still
left to be vented out the discharge hose.
2. Keep turning the pressure cap slowly and
3. Fill the coolant surge tank with the
proper mixture to the indicated
4. With the coolant surge tank pressure cap
off, start the engine and let it run until
you can feel the upper radiator hose
getting hot. Watch out for the engine
By this time, the coolant level inside the
coolant surge tank may be lower. If the
level is lower, add more of the proper
mixture to the coolant surge tank until
the level reaches the indicated
5. Reinstall the pressure cap tightly.
6. Verify coolant level after the engine is
shut off and the coolant is cold.
If necessary, repeat coolant fill procedure
If the coolant still is not at the proper
level when the system cools down again,
see your dealer.
If the pressure cap is not tightly installed,
coolant loss and engine damage may
occur. Be sure the cap is properly and
The vehicle has an indicator to warn of the
engine overheating. See Engine Coolant
Temperature Warning Light 0 79.
If the decision is made not to lift the hood
when this warning appears, get service help
right away. See Roadside Assistance Program
If the decision is made to lift the hood,
make sure the vehicle is parked on a level
Then check to see if the engine cooling fan
is running. If the engine is overheating, the
fan should be running. If it is not, do not
continue to run the engine. Have the vehicle
Do not run the engine if there is a leak
in the engine cooling system. This can
cause a loss of all coolant and can
damage the system and vehicle. Have
any leaks fixed right away.