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Hello. I have a 2012 Chevy Cruze. Last week my temperature gauge kept showing hot. I discovered I was low on coolant so put more in. Now my car has no heat. My fan is blowing but it’s not warm. I went to look at the coolant again but now the coolant cap won’t come off. Ugh! I just have no money for this right now! Any idea what’s wrong? The car has an odd smell to it but it dies t smell like antifreeze
 

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Wait until the car cools down. Try it again.

If that doesn't work take a large pair of channel locks and use that for more leverage to twist the cap off.
 

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Hello. I have a 2012 Chevy Cruze. Last week my temperature gauge kept showing hot. I discovered I was low on coolant so put more in. Now my car has no heat. My fan is blowing but it’s not warm. I went to look at the coolant again but now the coolant cap won’t come off. Ugh! I just have no money for this right now! Any idea what’s wrong? The car has an odd smell to it but it dies t smell like antifreeze
Remember it is plastic so don't over do it.
 

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I went to look at the coolant again but now the coolant cap won’t come off. Ugh! I just have no money for this right now! Any idea what’s wrong?
For future reference I have a pretty good idea (been there done that)!
You have to pressure your cooling system, by heat or air compression..
and then unscrew just a few turns, and wayt for the pressure to move the cap valve inner body, stuck by a swollen O-ring!
 
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