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Asked by Nov 17, 2016 at 05:46 PM about the 2001 Nissan Frontier 2 Dr SE 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2001 nissan frontier se 4x4 overheated on me.
One person says I blew my head gasket and
another says it jumped time and a 3rd person said
I just need a new motor. Anyone know where to
start?

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You need to start by evaluating the engine. If you have coolant in the engine oil or oil in the coolant then there is a head gasket problem of a cracked head. The cam timing could be checked and you could also check the compression and use a bore scope to look inside the cylinders. What exactly happened?

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It'll turn over but not start and the oil isn't milky. I had the fan clutch and radiator changed but the mechanic who did it used stainless tie wire to hold the radiator in place. I was driving home from work and my temperature gauge red lined and black smoke came out of the tail pipe. I found out that the tie wire broke and the radiator hit the steering box which put a pinhole in it.

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