OVERHEATING ONLY WHILE DRIVING WHY

  • Tiny
  • sexyinpinkandblack
  • 1998 Nissan Maxima
  • 179,000 miles

Changed radiator cap and. Flushed radiator and coolant/anti freeze and only overheated after been driving about 10 miles

Thursday, March 15th, 2012 AT 5:40 PM

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  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
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Is thermostat good?

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Thursday, March 15th, 2012 AT 6:21 PM
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  • fixitmr
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So if it just sits and idles it never gets hot? Are radiator fins blocked/dirty?

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Thursday, March 15th, 2012 AT 6:23 PM
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  • sexyinpinkandblack
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I have replaced the thermostat and took the radiotor to a radiator shop where it was pressurized because it was partially clogged. I have replaced the radiator cap as well; but it still gets hot. I can drive for about 15-20 mins before it starts getting hot; than the temp goes down for a few mins than the temp starts rising again. But as soon as I stop and leave running the temp goes down. For some reason it only rises while driving and decreases while sitting in drive/idle. Not sure what that can be; any suggestions?

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Thursday, March 15th, 2012 AT 6:33 PM
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Have you pressure tested system? If you operate heater will that stop overhaeting?

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Thursday, March 15th, 2012 AT 7:27 PM

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