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Water pump leaking or bad?

Car only leaks water when car is cold, does this mean my water pump is bad? 1985 Nissan Maxima

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could be a hose

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Car over heats and uses water and heater doesnt work no water on floor to indicate a bad heater core

im thinking this is a bad water pump which will leak from a weephole when it goes bad unless you have a major leak that would lose water faster than it could pump into the heatercore.

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My 1997 Nissan Maxima 4 door sedan is leaking coolant/anti-freeze. What could be the source of this leak? We fill it up and after several days it is out and the engine gauge is running hot.

could be the water pump. where is the coolant coming from?? behind the a/c compresor?? if so, you need a new water pump. need to know location of the leak or at least general location if you can not get exact.

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if the coolant is low enough, there will be air/space at the top of the engine. where the temperature sensor is located. also where the thermostat is located. air heats up much quicker than water. an abnormally fast rise in temperature might be due to the temperature sensor getting hot because not ehough coolant is flowing through the system. to check coolant level, wait until the engine is cold. remove the radiator cap by pushing down on the cap with the palm of your hand and turn counter clockwise. there will be a safety stop about half way around. this is to prevent the cap from blowing off in the event of pressure build up. again, push the cap down and turn to remove. if you see no coolant, there is a leak in the system. fill with the proper anti freeze. note the quantity. get the leak fixed.

the thermostat may be bad if there is no leak. have it replaced.

there could be a collapsed hose restricting flow

the temperature sensor may be bad, but you would probably get a check engine light

the water pump may be bad, but you should hear some noise if that were the cases.

my bet is a leak or the thremost

Jun 04, 2010 | 2002 Nissan Maxima

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My 2004 nissan maxima has a bad power steering leak. not sure where it is leaking. where o i start to look

You must look from the power steering pump,then from the pump you will find pipes that run to the steering follow the pipes you must see the leaks.

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Water pump is leaking on 1996 nissan maxima

No, but you have to pull off the front wheel and the splash-guard to access the side of the engine where the water-pump is.Good luck

Apr 27, 2009 | 1996 Nissan Maxima

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Water pump replacement 1996 nissan maxima

all you need to do is just back up on the chain and it will give you the space you need to remove thw water pump you may all so need to first see is you have water in your oil if not then it not you pump can you tell what color your oil is ?

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Leaking antifreeze

you need a water pump. water pump is inside the timing chain area/internal. the coolant is leaking out of a small hole behind the a/c compressor. water pump WILL fix it.

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water pump in 03 max is internal inside the timing chain area. worry free, unless you have coolant leaking behind the a/c compressor bracket and down onto the ground. thats how you know if pump went. and yes, you can overheat a car if water pump fails, but maxima water pumps are pretty bullet proof, that;s why they are iternal

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