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When i turn engine on the radiator water bottle bubbles and the car will not start

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Could be the head gasket or head cracked remove plugs check compression

Posted on Jan 03, 2013

  • tracy heath Jan 03, 2013

    thank you will check .i was told if it was the head gaskit the oil would look mayonaise like , but the oil looks ok . i will check the plugs in the morning . and hope that its not the gasket.

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I have had this problem with my 98 aurora and have replaced all the same components. Temp gauge routinely shows 200 on highway (Fine) but in the city in stop and go will get to around 245. I installed a switch to manually turn on the cooling fans by connecting the ground to pin 86 in the relay for the fan(s). Otherwise the fans will not turn on to 245. This fix works but would like to know an actual solution.

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You may need to ask AAA to put a radiator pressure tester on the resevoir bottle and pump it up to operating pressure(Pressure cap rating) and see if it over pressurises while it is running at operating temp,rev engine up and down and watch what the testers pressure readings do,it should move up and down in sync with the water pump.If the pressure keeps building i would have to believe that combustion chamber gases are over pressurising your cooling system.Also test the pressure cap is functioning within factory specs.

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Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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Hi Pete

This sounds like the problem could become very serious and engine damage may eventually occur . I am not a mechanic but had similar problems with my Fiat Uno a few days ago (eventually the head gasket blew) and the same scenario with the Nissan Sentra. First check the following: Does the temperature rise more than the normal mark under normal operating conditions? Is the radiator cap in order? When checking the oil dipstick is there any signs of water and oil mixing together? Lastly is there excessive steam coming from the exhaust system? If so, you could be looking at a failed head gasket. Hopefully this is not the case and there is only an airlock in the cooling system thus being solved by checking and fulling and topping up the radiator itself (if possible) with a mixture of water & antifreese whilst the vehicle is idling - and not like i did on the Sentra - by constantly filling up the coolant reservoir and the water "blows" past the cap ......hope this helps.

Good luck.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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SOURCE: air slowly bubbles from radiator overflow pipe in the resovoir

well if the rad cap is damaged in any way the pressure in the rad drops its like a pressure cooker, if you open it fast it boils up on you,,,big time! so there may just be a small leak there,,its well worth having a good look at this part first pluss any other pipes and joints if all is good it could be the head gasket starting to go this can be tested for with a sniffer test
to find out if there are any hydrocarbons in the water in the rad,, its an easy test,, if there are any the head gasket is going or gone,

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Yes it is normal just no hot air


1. When setting the temperature to MAX, blower level to FULL and outside air Vent CLOSED, no hot air comes out after 2-5 minutes?
If YES, when did you last flushed your radiator and is it full?
2. if more than 5 years ago, flush radiator system, instructions are usually in Owners manual. Use a bottle of Radiator cleaner, run egine hot for about 10-15 minutes, carefully open petcock in bottom of radiator to flush out radiator, WARNING, careful as flushed coolant would be boiling hot. As sson petcock is open and water start to flow out, carefully open radiator cap to enhance flushing flow. Use garden hose to fill radiator while flushing until water coming out from petcock is cold and clear.
Once clear, start engine, turn heter full and blower full blast and keep hose in radiator flowing full, leave petcock open until clear water flows out again. Once clear waters comes out, turn off engine,turn off garden hose and let water drain empty radiator. Once it stops flowing out, close petcock snug and put radiator cap on, pull off radiator coolant catch bottle, clean bottle for any debris and dirt. Drain any water, leave bottle empty and put it back onto its place.
3. Fill radiator with 1 gallon (4L) of concentrated coolant, top up radiator until full, fill catch bottle with concentrated coolant, start engine and keep it overflowing until no bubbles comes out and the radiator is fully hot. Once it is flowing good, close and connect everything. Drive with it and keep catch bottle filled as necessarry.
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