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2005 Nissan Maxima SE 4dr Sedan Auto

2005 Nissan Maxima
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size
20 mpg city / 28 mpg hwy
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April 4, 2014, 1:11 am

Alexander N

Question: Car temp gauge is really high after driving a few miles.

Temp gauge goes high while driving, almost redline. Reservoir is full. Does have minor oil leak. I have to drive with heater on full to keep engine temp gauge to half mark.

April 6, 2014, 4:51 pm

Richard W
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Your fan that keeps the radiator cool is not working. That it to a shop and have them fix it.

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April 6, 2014, 8:07 pm

Alexander N

Actually both radiator fans ARE working. And coolant levels seem to be full. I didn't feel and cold spots on thr radiator coil fins. I just replaced radiator cap, still the temp gauge continues to skyrocket. Any other suggestions?

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April 7, 2014, 10:34 pm

Richard W
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Have the engine checked for blown head gasket.

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