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1995 Nissan pathfinder over heating blowing cold air.

It sat a couple of days and I went to drive it today and the temperature is like -7 outside. The enginge is over heating and yet its blowing cold air and won't blow hot.

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    Jon B May 11, 2010

    A couple of things too check, The coolant level 1st.
    The oil 2nd, if the oil is over the full mark, say a quart or more, then you probably have froze the block with the cold and some damage has occurred. 3rd if none of those, the thermostat. If it doesn't open, the water wont circulate and the engine doesnt get the cooled water it needs. Neither will the heater. And 4th the water pump, you can see the water pump moving the water sometimes through the radiator cap. I hope something here is helpful.


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Sounds like either your thermostat, which is the least expensive and easiest thing to change, or your water pump, or clogged radiator, which is a whole new world! The reason it wont blow hot, is because you are not getting any water to the heater core. Hope this helps.

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