Question about 2001 Nissan Altima
I have a 2001 Nissan Altima and it only has 96,000 miles. I smelled antifreeze and opened up the hood to see that there was a small bit of antifreeze or coolent around the radiator, upon further examination however, I noticed that the metal lip that circles around the radiator was covered in a slightly larger amount of antifreeze. The cap to the radiator was secured and there did not appear to be any other issues. Any help is appreciated.
Radiators with plastic tanks suffer from splitting/cracked tanks on the older cars. Any coolant outside the radiator is an indication of failure and the radiator should be replaced with a new unit as repair costs almost as much as a new one. There is no need for genuine as the radiator manufacturers make genuine and non genuine to the same specs for around half the price. Any accredited radiator shop will have a unit for you.
Posted on Dec 30, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1995 Nissan Altima ticking noise
1. Will need a radiator; there is ruber seal between the plastic tank and the aluminum core, and it sounds as though the seal is bad. I've tried transmission sealers; sometimes they work for a while.
Ticking noise is probably lifters (cam is farther down in the engine). Outflow of air from oil cap is normal. JWS
Posted on Oct 19, 2008
Drain coolant from the cooling system. White plastic drain plug in bottom of radiator.
take off bottom rad. hose and top rad hose.
All wrenches and sockets are either 10 or 12 mm. Remove air shroud from around radiator and fan.
Sometimes its easier to remove fan too.
If its an automatic, remove 2 rubber hoses at bottom of rad.
remove 4 bolts top and bottom that hold rad. in place.
reverse order of parts. Fill with coolant and check for leaks.
That is the basics of it.
Posted on Nov 23, 2008
Leaking head gasket. If a V6, replace both head gaskets.
Oil is seeping past gasket and getting into the coolant port holes.
Posted on May 11, 2010
verify the radiator fans, fuses, relays of fans. when you turn on the a/c all the radiator fan turn on too, if not you have a problem with it.
Posted on Jun 01, 2010
this model had a problem with the cyclinder head cracking im sorry to tell you,but the one thing im going to tell you and with experance is get a water pressure test done on the engine it will cost about 25/30 dollers but it will save you a lot of money because it will tell you what the problem is and its up to you what you want to do,but it could show up a very small problem.from experance its worth the price and it takes the guessing out of the equestion,please rare this answer thanks.adrian,,,,,,
Posted on Aug 23, 2010
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