2008 Nissan Maxima 59,000 mi. Began stalling, sputtering, not wanting to go when slowed or at a stop. Then ran hot and steam/smoke began coming out from under hood and through vents. Is this a coolant issue? Oil issue? When pulled the dipstick out smoke came out. Waiting on tow at moment. We JUST bought this card used from a friend of a friend.... Any advice would be Much appreciated!!

Asked by Jul 01, 2015 at 08:41 PM about the 2008 Nissan Maxima SL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2008 Nissan Maxima 59,000 mi. Began stalling, sputtering, not wanting to go when
slowed or at a stop. Then ran hot and steam/smoke began coming out from under hood
and through vents.  Is this a coolant issue?  Oil issue?  When pulled the dipstick out
smoke came out.  Waiting on tow at moment.  We JUST bought this card used from a
friend of a friend....  Any advice would be Much appreciated!!

5 Answers

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It is a coolant issue,leak or some internal engine issue,you seen smoke coming from oil stick because oil got hot,from coolant problem.

A coolant issue would be better than an engine/oil issue

And it was white smoke...

60,225

Hopefully,it did not damage the engine from running hot,

60,225

If car started sputtring as you said while hot,may have blown head gasket.

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