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Temp gauge goes up when car is idle then down when car is moving2003 nissan maxima

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This is because the rediator cooling fans are not working properly.

Check for the Relay that corresponds with the Fan.
Relay or fuse might be good but it could be the fan that is out and needs to be replaced. if the car over heats for a long time then say bye bye to your engine. I had bad experiences with engines that overheated and either getting cracked head or broken pistons or other problems only the mechanic is able to determine once he looks at it.

Hope that helps. let me know.

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I have a 96 maxima with a strange overheating problem! i changed the thermostat, radiator, coolant temp sensors and the water pump but the temp gauge goes up when the car is in idle but when i press down...

Hey, I see this kind of problem all the time. You should check to see if your radiator fans are coming on at idle. Because most likely they are not so that's why it over heats while it is at idle....there is no cool air cooling down the engine. Hope this helps!

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On my 1994 nissan maxima the temp gauge is not working

hi i am serbscot,to repair ur temp gauge i would check ur temp sender,if u look on the opposite side of the battery close to firewall about roughly 200-300mm away, maybe give it a really good clean.then test car if it still does not work u have to buy an instrument cluster from a *** wrecker and do a swap,its pretty easy,just when u take the stuffed one out make sure u put it in same way.i did mine in one hour or so,i would reccomend filling car with fuel,then adjust needle to full mark. its accurate enough so that u wont run out of fuel.! cheers and good luck!

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