. I HAVE A NISSAN DUALIS QASHQAI 2.0 LITER. ...

  • Tiny
  • nyp1973
  • 2007 Nissan

Hi. I have a Nissan Dualis (Qashqai) 2.0 liter. Recently I have a problem with the car where it wouldn't start. Accidentally I discovered that there is pressure in the coolant tank (the one connected to the radiator) and if I release that pressure the car will start and run normally. If I don't release the pressure and I let it accumulate, a few days later the car will not start. Is the pressure in the coolant tank normal and, if yes, what could be the cause of the problem?

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Monday, March 4th, 2013 AT 9:55 AM

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  • KHLow2008
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We do not have any information on your vehicle so I do not know the system used but as far as I understand, Nissan do not use the closed system therefor there should be no pressure in the recovery tank.

The other thing is I don't understand why this pressure has anything to do with non starting.

If you can post some picture of the coolant tank and the radiator, I might be able to understand the reason for the pressure accumulating.

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Monday, March 4th, 2013 AT 6:29 PM
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Hi thanks for the reply. I've attached 2 pics for your ease. The reason that I mentioned the pressure is because that's the only logical explanation. If I don't release the pressure every time I stop the car it will go for a maximum of a week and then at some point it won't start.

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Thursday, March 7th, 2013 AT 11:08 AM
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This is a closed loop system and there would be pressure in system but it should not build up too much. Check the radiator cap and you should try replacing it.

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Thursday, March 7th, 2013 AT 12:34 PM
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Thanks. You suggest to replace the radiator cap but I thought it might be the plastic coolant tank cap that might need replacement. Is any of the two made so they would release some pressure?

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Friday, March 8th, 2013 AT 10:01 AM
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Sorry, I meant the coolant tank cap. I don't think there is any other radiator cap present in system.
A bad cap can result in excessive pressure in system.

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Friday, March 8th, 2013 AT 12:07 PM

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