ENGINE OVER HEATS WHILE IDLING ONLY

  • Tiny
  • dhornb1
  • 2004 Nissan Maxima
  • 140,000 miles

I have a '04 nissan maxima. The engine overheats while idling only. When car is moving up to speed the temp goes back down to normal. Coolant level is good. Could it possibly be a bad thermostat or do you think its another problem?

Thanks for your help!

Friday, August 31st, 2012 AT 1:15 AM

2 Answers

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  • ASEMaster6371
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  • 25,502 posts

Check the cooling fan for operating.

Also, check the level, check the thermostat as well.

Roy

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Friday, August 31st, 2012 AT 1:48 AM
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  • KHLow2008
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Turn on A/C to see if both fan works.

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Friday, August 31st, 2012 AT 12:47 PM

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