My car over heating

Tiny
DJIDOU
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  • 2009 NISSAN MURANO
  • 47,000 MILES
I have a 2009 Nissan murano.
Over heating, the mechanic clean the rediator and the fan won't work, so he replace a new fan but still over heat, he told me that the gasket need to be replace it but how possible electrical probs related with engine, need help please
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Saturday, May 19th, 2012 AT 6:12 AM

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Tiny
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So did he replace the fan motor because there was power and ground to the motor and it was inop?Or was that just a wild guess?What gasket is he talking about replacing?Also why does he think the gasket is bad?Does the radiator fan motor work now?Does both upper and lower radiator hoses get really hot?
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Saturday, May 19th, 2012 AT 6:20 AM
Tiny
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Yes fan works fine, but still over heating the hoses it get hot, and now get noises like doooo!
So I'm confuse about the situation
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Sunday, May 20th, 2012 AT 9:00 AM
Tiny
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I will ask again what gasket did they say needs to be replaced?Also why did they say they gasket needs to be replaced?
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Sunday, May 20th, 2012 AT 2:54 PM
Tiny
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They said may need to replace the head gaskets
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Sunday, May 20th, 2012 AT 4:37 PM
Tiny
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Thats easy to check with a chemical tester you can rent those for free from auto zone you just have to buy the fluid for it.
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Sunday, May 20th, 2012 AT 9:09 PM
Tiny
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How the chemical test works?
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Monday, May 21st, 2012 AT 5:49 AM
Tiny
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You rent the tester by the chemical run the car with the tester sitting in the radaitor where the cap goes with the chemical in the tester. If it turns a certain color you have exhaust gases in the cooling system.
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Monday, May 21st, 2012 AT 6:13 AM
Tiny
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So, what about the noises make by the car dodo doooo?
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Monday, May 21st, 2012 AT 8:01 AM
Tiny
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How can I know without chemical test, that the head gaskets is bad?
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Monday, May 21st, 2012 AT 8:33 AM
Tiny
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I dont know what a dodo dooo noise is i cant hear it and dont know where on the car its coming from.Also a chemical test is the best way to verify that you have a bad head gasket cracked head etc.So if it were mine i would use the chemical test to see if there were exhaust gasses in the coolant.

Heres a couple guides on overheating, read them and it may help shed some light on what you are trying to describe

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-overheating-or-running-hot

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/symptoms-of-an-overheating-engine
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Monday, May 21st, 2012 AT 5:44 PM
Tiny
REGIE
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Engine Cooling problem
2005 Nissan Murano 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 53K miles

I have a 2005 Nissan murano that started overheating when we were driving through Texas. We had it towed to the nearest Nissan dealer and they told us that it was the radiator cap. So, they changed it and the next day we started driving again and it did the same thing. Anyways we have gone to 3 Nissan dealership and a local mechanic and they seem to not be able to fix my car. Basically they've changed the thermostat changed unnecessarily things and the problem still persist. I drive about 65-80 miles with ac on at about 71 and up degrees and the car starts overheating. When I stop and turn the car off I can hear bubbles sound under the hood and all the coolant comes up. Please help. We have spent about $1500 on this car and all these darn mechanic don't know whats wrong with the car well they say they fix the problem but, once we get the car back it does it again.
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Sunday, November 11th, 2018 AT 7:54 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi there,

make sure that the A/C condenser fan is turning on, have the radiator cleaned & flow tested, make sure that there is no build up of debris between the radiator and the condenser blocking air flow, check foe any external coolant leaks, start here.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Sunday, November 11th, 2018 AT 7:54 AM (Merged)
Tiny
STAN TOLIVER
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It overheated. Can I start it and drive it home?
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Sunday, November 11th, 2018 AT 7:54 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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It is never a good idea to drive a vehicle that overheats. Maybe, if you know what is causing it to overheat, you can drive it a short distance. Maybe. But I would not even suggest that. I would suggest diagnosing the problem before you turn a simple problem (maybe a bad $10.00 thermostat) into a big problem, like a blown cylinder head gasket that could cost you over $500.00 to fix.

First thing's first; when the engine is cold, check the coolant level. If the coolant level is low, then borrow a cooling system pressure tester from your local AutoZone, Advance Auto, or O'Reilly Auto Parts store. Hook up said pressure tester and pump it up to see where the leak is.

Here is a how-to guide: https://www.2carpros.com/articles/radiator-pressure-test

Do not pump it to more than 23psi, as that could cause more problems. 14 psi should do it, really.

Let us know what you find.
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Sunday, November 11th, 2018 AT 7:54 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JJONE0RD
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My 2009 Nissan Murano has been running hot when when I see you at the red light it runs hot faster than if I start driving it
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Sunday, November 11th, 2018 AT 7:54 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Check the items in pics as the cooling fan may not be coming on.
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