What are the steps to know if the engine has gone bad in a 1997 Nissan Altima

Asked by Apr 08, 2015 at 08:56 AM about the 1997 Nissan Altima

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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247,155

There are many tests you can do. I won't go into specifics here. best to have your mechanic diagnose it for you, if it's worth repairing or replacing. Maybe someone else can respond with more details.

7,615

Things to check for: little or no oil pressure, Knocking noise from lower end, excessive blow by, Major black or white smoke from exhaust, These are just a few.

ok do you think I blew an engine if .. My car been over heating a lot and my heat just up and stopped working .. The car drives fine and starts up.. I checked my radiator cap I didn't see any oil in it.. Just antifreeze good green clean antifreeze.. Just when I drive down the street from my house it's over heats

7,615

Have the cooling system flushed and checked for leaks, replace thermostat, start there.

Ok thanks

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