Temp gage needle suddenly shoots to high

10

Asked by Jun 13, 2014 at 09:02 PM about the 2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Temp gage needle suddenly shoots to high.
Opened hood and noticed coolant in tank is way below the Min. mark.
Add the coolant to max. level, drive 50 mins, not notice Temp gage needle
goes up to high again, but find the coolant drop below min. level.
don't find leak of coolant by eye, fan is running.

7 Answers

124,075

Can't see a leak? Check your oil. Does it look like a milkshake? If so blown head gasket.

1,665

Have you filled both the radiator and the tank? If the car is burning coolant, you'll see white smoke getting out of exhaust.

10

Thanks for all helps. I check the coolant after open the radiator cover, looks like just a little oil inside the coolant. I just filled the reservor of the coolant, when start the car at the begining, saw a little white smoke last 30 seconds and then turn out normal.

10

The oil looks normal and clean.

1,665

Looks like a blown head gasket. You should get it fixed if you plan to keep the car for some time. Head could also be damaged.

10

I looked at edge of the head gasket,it is clean, no oil leak or something like that, does is still the problem of head gasket, two week ago, drive to midas and check it, after they drived 4 miles, they didn't find any problem. just said some problem with convert, need to change convert.

1 people found this helpful.
1,665

The leak won't necessarily go to the exterior of the engine. Gasket not only prevents fluids from getting out of the engine; it also prevents them to mix up with each other.

Your Answer:

Sentra

Looking for a Used Sentra in your area?

CarGurus has 46,669 nationwide Sentra listings starting at $990.

ZIP:

Nissan Sentra Experts

  • #1
    L_R
    Reputation
    1,470
  • #2
    Doran Harney
    Reputation
    1,420
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,200
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Altima
850 Great Deals out of 62,221 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Corolla
728 Great Deals out of 64,330 listings starting at $1,499
Used Honda Civic
488 Great Deals out of 44,847 listings starting at $1,150
Used Toyota Camry
863 Great Deals out of 71,819 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Accord
728 Great Deals out of 103,269 listings starting at $999
Used Hyundai Elantra
459 Great Deals out of 47,257 listings starting at $1,700
Used Nissan Maxima
255 Great Deals out of 17,150 listings starting at $969
Used Ford Focus
514 Great Deals out of 76,283 listings starting at $800
Used Hyundai Sonata
523 Great Deals out of 47,282 listings starting at $900
Used Mazda MAZDA3
241 Great Deals out of 23,739 listings starting at $1,500
Used Volkswagen Jetta
504 Great Deals out of 28,436 listings starting at $1,653
Used Kia Optima
357 Great Deals out of 29,597 listings starting at $450

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Nissan Sentra For Sale
27,181 listings starting at $11,900
2017 Nissan Sentra For Sale
143 Great Deals out of 5,677 listings starting at $9,499
2016 Nissan Sentra For Sale
121 Great Deals out of 3,457 listings starting at $7,750
2015 Nissan Sentra For Sale
137 Great Deals out of 3,546 listings starting at $5,995
2014 Nissan Sentra For Sale
91 Great Deals out of 2,412 listings starting at $5,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.