You agree that use of this site is at your sole risk. The standard engine was upgraded to Nissan's 4. Premium quality radiators designed and manufactured to Original Equipment specifications. . I still would like to get some high cfm electric fans to help out as well. Not only could they have been considerate enough to notify me as 1 of many purchasers of a Nissan Vehicle with this issue, but you would think that during service visits they would keep an eye out for an impending issue such as this.
This happen because automatic transmission have two lines that enter the radiator and the oil gets cool down. Flush using a gallon of distilled water. The sales man, Robert Holley, told us that since our vehicle had 98,000 miles, under 100,00 miles, we would also be covered by a power train warranty for as long as we own our vehicle. In 2012, production was moved from , to Nissan's facility in. Drain coolant using drain plug at bottom of radiator. It was an easy fix but should not have been necessary. Cleaned the outside of the radiator from the back and added an aux cooler to the transmission and until today had seemed to have solved the problem.
Stop the engine, wait 10 minutes and check the level. I've had these symptoms in the past but with temps in the 110's. All the suggestions offered to GrandForkXterra have been great, and I'm going to try to carefully rinse the radiator off while I'm down here to see if that helps. Mine had a lot of sediment, which is why I used a gallon. If you have a 4 cylinder, I'm not sure where it is, but it should be somewhere near the top of the cooling system as well. If you have a similar problem and I can help I will gladly answer any questions but remember I am not a mecanic.
Hopefully tomorrow I can round up the parts I need and install it. If it was an isolated instance I would totally understand but when its obviously a defective design its very concerning. Today I tried getting at those damn plugs and it ain't fun. Pulled my t-stat and washed out the rad. If I were notified of this problem around the time that it first came to light, I would have at least had the chance to trade the vehicle in, instead of being stuck here with a vehicle that is essentially worthless. Theres no real point in removing the overflow, just empty it by bringing the hose completely below the tank Ok, flushed the reservoir with distilled water.
They all got together to get our money that took us so long to save. I took it to a Korean shop Votech where the owner Vo is very familiar with all types of cards. Mine has done this since new. So Where is it going this time? Just very disappointing to find out that Nissan has chosen to not fix this issue. That way incoming water will get out whatever left of old coolant in engine. Drive around for a bit watching temp gauge, verify heater operation, top up coolant when required? Also, being that my vehicle is just over the lawsuits agreed upon mileage allowed for any compensation from Nissan, I wouldn't qualify to receive anything at this point. If you can change your own oil, you can do this.
Go through the front of the engine. The Rad fell into place like it was ment to go there. So I am not a mecanic but consider my self a a handyman thats willing to take any task big or small. Makes me think twice about purchasing a Nissan in the future. It's not an easy, logical design, so you might want to take care of some things while you're in deep.
I had the radiator replaced by the dealer at 85,000 miles when I bought the Xterra because it had a leak that they didn't notice. Turn the ac on, and they run when the compressor is on hence the cold ac. I feel that I should be compensated in some way for this. Transmission fluid in coolant destroyed first time around. If the air bleed bolt is opened and the lowest point in the system the lower rad hose or the radiator drain plug is opened, then most of the coolant should come out. Edit: Is there a significant difference between a rad. The minerals in tap water will deposit on the walls of the radiator thus insulating the metal from the water reducing the cooling efficiency of the radiator.
Run for a few minutes. Hind sight revealed the engine not warming up while idling. Run vehicle to operating temperature don't drive around just yet. It's held in place by 4 or 5 plastic pins on the rear of it, just push firmly up at the rear and they will pull out of the frame allowing the flap to drop down and expose the drain. I have not been able to verify this yet. There were some discussions in the past about people using the Nissan coolant. When the failure occurs internet search says after 95,000 miles on average it is catastrophic.
Or you may just be struggling to keep it highway-approved. No matter the situation, Advance Auto Parts has the Radiator product you desperately need. Others have used regular Prestone without incident. Originally posted by Kerensky97: If you do it yourself it can be a pain loosening the engine block drain plugs. Any forward movement will bring the temp back down or revving the engine up to 1500 will bring the temp back down. As for the drain plugs and bleeder: Brent blackjackbender, I wouldn't recommend the cleaner at all. One the mixer happen it might be to late because now you have oil and water going into the transmission and all the components and electrical system inside the transmission gets destroy and even the valve body.