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I have a 97 nissan maxima that is leaking coolant immediately after i put it in. i have a new radiator and have had the hoses checked and a pressure tests done on the radiator also the heat in the car

The problem first started when i had my radiator replaced i just bought the car and it was sold to me without a serpintine belt after replacing the radiator and harmonic balancer, my car continues to overhreat before replacing the radiator it just squeeked really loud whenever the engine was idle now it overheats everytime i drive

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If you cant see it leaking, it could just need a coolant system flush to clear anything out that could be clogging it. get it towed to a shop to get it flushed. if you see it leaking, find the source and correct it! look at the drain plug at the bottom corner of the radiator, could be lose which would cause massive amounts of loss because thats where it is emptied for normal maintenance.

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throttle position sensor,or egr valve,also check your air filter,if this helps please gine me a fix ya vote

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it would not hurt to check rear tire wear due to misalignment
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Check or have the electric cooling fan or fans checked, to see if they are coming on, and the radiator cap checked. You've done everything else.

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Sounds like a blown head gasket from multiple overheatings. Parts retailers have a chemical that can determine this. To use it the coolant level in the radiator needs to be a little low so no coolant will be pulled into chemical container. Engine needs to be at operating temperature. The containter is pushed onto radiator cap opening and bulb squeezed numerours times for about 2 minutes. If the chemical changes from blue to yellow (or green depending on manufacturer) then the head gasket is blown or head has warped (or both).

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i have a 2005 1.8 nissan sentra.i rplaced the radiator becuause it was leaking.so when i did i took it for a test drive and the needle went to hot then back down to middle ways between the C & H BACK IN FORTH.so i replaced the thermostat. now as far as i can tell it is staying in the middle of C & H. i can't feel no water though cerulating through the top or bottom hose of the radiator. so now that i told you what i done so far my question is???? ( my heater is not working in the car it is blowing out cold air & i left the car runnng for about 45 min. even took it up and down the road.still cold air.what do you think i need to do?????????? )

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My car is leaking coolant and overheating i have a new radiator which has been pressure tested, a new harmonic balancer and new belts; whenever i put coolant in my car it spills right out and whenever i...


If the radiator fluid spills out, then your test was not accurate. A radiator pressure test would certainly cause the fluid to leak during testing. If you had this tested at a garage, I would recommend returning there for a retest, as they didn't diagnose it correctly.

The other problems you mention can be caused by a few different things, but taking care of the problem you can clearly see should probably come first. If you have it checked at a garage that has not previously worked on your vehicle, be sure to tell them the recent work you have had done.

If you tested this yourself, ensure that the pressure tester is making a proper seal on the radiator cap nozzle and try to retest it. If it is pouring out as you say, the leak should be fairly easy to generally isolate, though if it is behind something, it may be difficult to completely pinpoint.

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Nissan Car 350Z & Maxima 1999-06 Radiator - Removal & Installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
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To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
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  2. Fill the cooling system to the proper level.
  3. Start the vehicle, check for leaks and repair if necessary.
WARNING Do not remove radiator cap when engine is hot. Serious burns could occur from high-pressure engine coolant escaping from radiator. Wrap a thick cloth around the cap. Slowly turn it a quarter of a turn to release built-up pressure. Carefully remove radiator cap by turning it all the way.
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Coolant reservoir tank and bracket Upper mounting bracket Upper radiator hose Oil cooler lines, if equipped Lower radiator hose Cooling fan and condenser fan Fan motors and shields Radiator
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    Radiator Fan motors and shields Cooling and condenser fans and torque the bolts to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm) Lower radiator hose Oil cooler lines, if equipped Upper radiator hose Upper mounting bracket Coolant reservoir tank and bracket and torque the bolt to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm) Negative battery cable

  2. Fill the cooling system to the proper level.
  3. Start the vehicle, check for leaks and repair if necessary.
WARNING Do not remove radiator cap when engine is hot. Serious burns could occur from high-pressure engine coolant escaping from radiator. Wrap a thick cloth around the cap. Slowly turn it a quarter of a turn to release built-up pressure. Carefully remove radiator cap by turning it all the way.
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Fig. Exploded view of radiator and components
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
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    CAUTION Because A/C condenser is onto the front-lower portion of radiator, moving to rear direction should be at minimum.
    Negative battery cable Engine cover Air duct and air cleaner case assembly Bracket mounting bolt for anchoring A/C piping Reservoir tank and bracket Upper and lower radiator hoses Radiator cooling fan assembly On A/T models, A/T fluid cooler hoses. Plug hoses to avoid leakage Cover, then two A/C condensing mounting bolts located in the upper part of the radiator Rotate two radiator upper mount brackets 90 degrees in the direction shown in the illustration and remove fce8147.jpg

    Fig. Removing A/C condensing mounting bolts

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    Fig. Rotating radiator upper mount brackets 90 degrees

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