Coolant level low and burning smell on 2013 Nissan Altima

Asked by Apr 13, 2017 at 09:42 AM about the 2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Coolant level low and burning smell on 2013 Nissan
Altima

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Omg I'm freaking out can someone answer me before I stress myself out please lol

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A low coolant level means your leaking coolant and it's most probably dripping on the exhaust and burning off producing a sweet smell. Find the part that is leaking and replace. A hose, radiator, water pump, etc. Your best bet is to drop it off at your local mechanic for diagnosis and repair.

I took it to a mechanic and he put it on a diagnostic device and all the numbers were moving but the temperature which stayed at 194 so he informed me it suppose to go up or down according to the car heating up or cooling off which it wasn't so it's an indication of the thermostat going bad which is common in the Nissan's. He said by the thermostat not operating right causes the fluid to do something I forgot exactly what he said.

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