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A sound like a coffee percolator coming from under the hood. No loss of power, engine itself sounds good wen revved. Stalled on me today and wen I tried to restart it made a wheezing sound, I tried again and it started. I noticed my radiator fans weren't turning, Help!

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  • drumtar May 28, 2011

    Okay, thanks for that. I have been watching the temp gauge and it has not moved past normal. Is this problem what is making the percolator sound? It sounds like something is rattling around. It is coming from the passenger side under the hood.

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Since both fans are idle, the sensor switch is the problem. Change it before your engine overheats. If you have a temperature gauge in your dash, watch it carefully. Otherwise watch for warning lights on the dash for heat.

Don't wait to get one online if it takes a few days. Your local Advanced Auto, NAPA or other autoparts store should be able to get one for you at about 55 to 70 dollars. Same part from Nissan may be double that price.

I believe it is on the side of your radiator.

Just so you know what it looks like, http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/details/QQNissanQQAltimaQQ4-SeasonsQQCoolant_Temperature_SensorQQ19951999QQFS36448.html



Good luck.

-Mark

Posted on May 28, 2011

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    Mark T May 29, 2011

    Probably not overheating and not a temp sensor issue if it is coming from the back of engine area. Hope you figure it out.

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