Just bought a 03 Altima at 100000 miles and it just overheated and started skipping when I accelerated. Any ideas on what it might be and how much it might run me

Asked by Jun 21, 2017 at 01:29 PM about the 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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You have to find out why it overheated first. The skipping was due to the heat. No clue on cost, depends on what needs replacing. Figure a couple hundred, but maybe nothing if you just bought it and got a warranty.

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I would start with a full cooling system service - hoses, flush, thermostat, new coolant etc. Do check the coolant for oil and the engine oil for coolant and make sure the cooling fans are working.

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