I have a 1997 nissan maxima how do i know if the water pump has gone bad or if something else has happened. The ratator was going dry so i would have to put water in it a few times a week.

Asked by Dec 09, 2015 at 02:40 PM about the 1997 Nissan Maxima SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

On my way to work one morning  the heater would not give out heat and then steam started to come out from under the hood. I replaced the radator and the thermostat but the car is now over heating. the want to charge 500.00 just to take the water pump out to see if that  is the problem now When it was place on the computer it claimes that there is a cucrulation. problem

3 Answers

74,575

I would say that the water pump is definitely a possibility. The water pump is what circulates the coolant.

26,565

pressure test the cooling system...free at many places...also could be just a hose...

74,575

I don't know what engine you have but if the water pump is driven from the timing belt it will be expensive to work on and you should replace the timing belt and any idler wheels while you are at it. Mention this to the mechanic and you will save money in the long run.

Your Answer

Maxima

Looking for a Used Maxima in your area?

CarGurus has 23,499 nationwide Maxima listings starting at $1,550.

ZIP:

Nissan Maxima Experts

  • #1
    rtriel
    Reputation
    580
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    570
  • #3
    Princess Ylda Cadely
    Reputation
    440
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Altima
1,084 Great Deals out of 73,785 listings starting at $875
Used Honda Accord
1,038 Great Deals out of 61,333 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Camry
1,056 Great Deals out of 70,872 listings starting at $750
Used Chevrolet Impala
576 Great Deals out of 34,588 listings starting at $1,250
Used Acura TL
170 Great Deals out of 4,910 listings starting at $999
Used Honda Civic
797 Great Deals out of 76,594 listings starting at $888
Used Chevrolet Camaro
414 Great Deals out of 31,676 listings starting at $2,395
Used Ford Mustang
741 Great Deals out of 42,181 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,220 Great Deals out of 77,349 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series
1,019 Great Deals out of 31,251 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Nissan Maxima For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 13,941 listings starting at $17,995
2016 Nissan Maxima For Sale
38 Great Deals out of 1,535 listings starting at $15,999
2014 Nissan Maxima For Sale
98 Great Deals out of 2,554 listings starting at $9,833
2013 Nissan Maxima For Sale
41 Great Deals out of 830 listings starting at $8,000
2012 Nissan Maxima For Sale
31 Great Deals out of 687 listings starting at $4,988

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.