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Big sound in trial of starting maxima 1996

I have Nissan Maxima 1996 , I noticed som yellow water came down under the engine , checked radiater , no leake . I start the engine it is OK , afer driving few minutes temperature reaches maxim , i increased the radiater water , problem repeated. next day the engine did not start , big noise inside the engine I think water pump inside the engine is damaged , I am worrey about timing chaine , could you please send me how to fix this problem by my self , I am not a mechanic Techniction but i used to repair every thing by my self .

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  • snb21851 Feb 09, 2009

    Thanks for trying , next day after my last letter to you , vechicle is working without noise but as long putting water in radiater as it is comming out between timming chain cover and engine block , most my friends confirm it is water pump defective , note : there is no mix between oil and water . I bought a new water pump and fixed , it was very surprised , same water leak . please advise as soon as possible



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If its not starting then its something else than a water pump verify that its your water pump first before you take anything off because it will give you a headache if its something else.

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