I have a Nissan altima 2005, I just had the radiator changed yesterday. Now when I go to drive it this morning it starts over heating as soon as I press the gas. I have to pull over let it cool down in order to drive again. What can it be? I've spent to much money on the radiator I can't afford much more. Please help!!

Asked by Jan 27, 2016 at 01:18 PM about the 2005 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a Nissan altima 2005, I just had the radiator changed yesterday. Now when I go to drive it this morning it starts over heating as soon as I press the gas. I have to pull over let it cool down in order to drive again. What can it be? I've spent to much money on the radiator I can't afford much more. Please help!!

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I suspect the cooling system needs to be "burped" as it has air in the system. Park the car facing up hill, the steeper the better and idle the car with the radiator cap off (take it off when the car is cool) and let the car fully warm up with the heater on. Top off the coolant and you should be good.

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Thank you so very much!! I will definitely take a look at that.

Oh I forgot to mention, it also misfires the engine shakes but was doing so prior to it over heating.

Check your thermostat, it might have just stopped working, check for leaks in the radiator hoses and radiator its self.

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