I recently had a coolant hose and the thermostat replaced. But my car is still overheating. It is suggested that the Head Gasket may need replacing. Could there be other problems that causing the car to overheat. The car is not leaking oil or discharging smoke.
Car overheating on 2002 Nissan Altima
by twocars in Silver Spring, MD on April 13, 2009
ANSWER by hemicuda on April 13, 2009
Napa has a coolant test kit for about $50 that will test your coolant to see if there is exhaust gases in your coolant, Once this test is done you will know if you have a blown head gasket
ANSWER by spyder on April 15, 2009
Do the radiator fans cycle on/off as the car heats up? If the fans do not run the car will overheat.
ANSWER by Visitor on April 16, 2010
Make sure you Check both the upper AND lower thermostats... took mine to an authorized nissan dealer and they didn't even know it had 2 thermostats
My car has a blown head gasket, bad thermostat, bad radiator and it over heats. It's drivable but only short distances. like 30 mins. Im a college student with no money. What should I do?
The thermostat may become stuck closed, causing an overheating condition. Replacement of the thermostat will be required to correct this concern.
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