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Temperature level spiking when accelerating

When driving my 2005 Nissan Altima and I brake then accelerate from the stop the temperature level starts to rise and then will come back down once I establish the speed I'm driving.

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Sounds like your thermostat may be stuck shut, blocking the flow of coolant through your engine block. it cools down again because of the cool air coming through the rad.

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This could be something as simple as low coolant (1/2 gallon), or a faulty temperature sensor. Bring it in to a repair shop for an inspection of the cooling system.

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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Change thermostat. Make sure coolant system is not gunky, otherwise flush it. Use fresh 50/50 coolant.
If everything is good and you by slight chance are still experiencing this problem, then you may need to have temp sensor replaced.

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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