Question about 2001 Nissan Xterra
Here are a couple of suggestions.
1. Check to see if the electric cooling fans are working properly. Let the car idle until the engine gets hot. Watch to see if the dual fans ever kick in. If the fans never turn on then the problem could be the fans themselves, the fan relay, a fuse, or a temperature sensor.
2. Your thermostat may be stuck closed.
3. When the service engine light is on you can take the car to most auto parts stores and they will pull the codes for you for free. This could help to identify where the problem is.
Running the AC will make the car overheat faster because it loads the engine down. If you driving somewhere and you think you might be overheating and you can't stop to let the car cool down you can roll down the windows and turn on the heater. The heater works by pulling heat out of the engine and moving it to the passenger compartment. It may be uncomfortable but it can temporarily prevent your engine from overheating. This technique is especially useful if you're driving through a desert like in the southwest.
Posted on May 22, 2009
The service engine soon light will come on if there is an emission system failure. the two problems may or may not be related your best bet is to have the computer scanned to find out why that light is on first and fix that issue and see if the temp issue goes away. the overheating could be something as simple as a thermostat. to read the computer you can either buy an obd 2 scan tool or take it to any auto parts shop they will usually scan it for free for you. before you go to the dealer i would replace your thermostat to rule that out on the temp just for the fact that they do go bad often and is under $20 lots less than they will charge to even look at it for you.
Posted on May 22, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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