The car was overheating then it shut down on the freeway. now it makes a funny sound when u try to start it
If your car to overheat, it is very likely to be for any failure or some electrical defect in the cooling system. With the engine off, check for water leaks in the engine or under it, it could be internal leakage in the gasket, if this happened, I suggest you immobilize the car, but could damage. review of water and coolant levels if they are in the correct, it could also be a fault in the thermostat, water pump or the fan on relay.
Overheating is due to, well, the coolant in the cooling system getting
too hot. In a normally operating engine, this should never be a problem.
First, check that the coolant level is correct. If it is correct, I
would suspect a problem with the thermostat. When the engine is cold,
the thermostat closes off coolant flow through the engine until the
coolant reaches a pre-determined temperature. When that temperature is
reached, the thermostat opens to allow the coolant to circulate at that
Thermostats are known for failing and either not opening or not opening
enough at that pre-determined temperature. This causes coolant to get
trapped too long in the engine coolant chambers, heating it beyond
limits, causing the engine temperature to increase and possibly
If my Maxima was overheating, I would check the coolant levels and then
possibly replace the thermostat. It usually is no more complicated than
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Feb 09, 2011 |
1996 Nissan Maxima