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2001 Nissan Quest Question: over heated

 

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dannyale, Saint Louis, MO, February 27, 2009, 16:25
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how will i know if my car is over heated?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, February 28, 2009, 01:32
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    You will know if your car overheats if the temperature gauge reaches the top portion of your temperature gauge. During normal operation the needle on the temperature gauge should (after approximately ten minutes of driving) stay around the middle of the gauge a little lower during cold weather operation a little higher in warm weather or when under engine load. The cooling system is cooled by air flowing through the radiator when driving at speed or is cooled by an electrical or mechanical fan in stop and go driving.
    The cooling system is a "sealed system". It should not require frequent topping up. If your car severely over heats the gauge will stay for a prolonged period at the top oft he gauge, coolant may be "pushed" out of the radiator and coolant expansion tank and hissing and gurgling may be heard from the engine compartment perhaps accompanied by steam.

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    Visitor, August 18, 2010, 15:52

    yea ive been over heating and its been spitting some anti freeze back at me and I took it up to the shop only to be told my rear coolant hose is leaking and i need a new one... dont worry super mechanics only charge 160 bucks to fix it... 10 bucks for the hose 100 bucks for the labor and add 50 bucks other charges that they get you with your looking at a crap ton of money to fix the problem...

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