To answer your question: It's under your lower intake manifold, so it's a hard job! The whole top section seperated from the core. If its a known problem and cause so many customers so much grief with their poor design, they should be held liable for the damages and then some for not being considerate and informing their customers of this flaw. To answer your question: It's under your lower intake manifold, so it's a hard job! It's definitely a risk that could come back to bite me before my next timing belt change. It pushes against that small screw as the engine warms up. Must have blown the headgaskets when the hose failed. You can see the coolant on the water pump but its hard to see the hose leak until you get everything apart.
If you ignore a small coolant leak long enough, you will run out of coolant, which leads to an overheated engine and other serious, but highly avoidable, problems. They first thought it was the rad only to have it overheat and them realize it was the thermostat. You may want to buy all of your parts first from an online dealer, such as courtesyparts. Ever notice any kind of sludge or build up on anything? I was just topping up the coolant and noticed it just kept drinking and drinking, looked under the truck. With more and more test by the Nissan mechanic, there was still no indication by the diagnostic test that shows the increase defect of the transmission. However, in those areas of the country which use heavy concentrations of road salt in.
Then just pull on the screw head with a pair of pliers and the seals pull right out. Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Nissan service department immediately! The vehicle was towed to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. Car engine would rev when you pressed on the accelerator but the car would not respond. Small Hose to Thermostat 21200-V7206 Thermostat 13028-0B785 Timing Belt 13070-42L00 Timing Belt Tensioner 21010-0W028 Water Pump 13042-0B001 Camshaft Seals 02117-88023 Drive Belts 11720-0W002 11920-0W002 I have to admit I tore the cam seals apart with every type of seal puller and screw driver I had, they didn't want to budge. Doubt you'll find anymore than that in any manual. If you are often adding more coolant to the reservoir, you might have a leak. Small Hose to Thermostat 21200-V7206 Thermostat 13028-0B785 Timing Belt 13070-42L00 Timing Belt Tensioner 21010-0W028 Water Pump 13042-0B001 Camshaft Seals 02117-88023 Drive Belts 11720-0W002 11920-0W002 I have to admit I tore the cam seals apart with every type of seal puller and screw driver I had, they didn't want to budge.
Wish it was as easy as my Hondas I didnt notice any smoke out of the tailpipe when it ran, havent run it since discoverring the milkshake. If you count timing belt teeth you can't go wrong. The vehicle was not repaired. Presume I found the leak, hopefully its the only one down here!! I just showed him a picture same I have above and told him it general location and he made the order alot easier than expected. An engine would probably go for 1200-1500, but thats iffy if its in good shape, no warranty Id imagine if I install it myself Id love to be able to keep the transmission attached to the engine if I were to try and pull it out myself, but the engine cant come out the bottom can it? First word of advice: see if the dealer will do this under thier used car warranty.
Then just pull on the screw head with a pair of pliers and the seals pull right out. I'd be keeping a real close eye on it. So far so good not seeing any leaks, if it works I just saved 116 dollars O-rings come in standard sizes outside diameter, inside diameter, and thickness. I had my local auto repair shop connect their machine to perform the flush. Parts wont be here til thursday though. The radiator fluid looked clean when I drained it, frankly, it looked new. I had to have vehicle towed to my home.
We could see coolant spraying out but there are many things that block the view to see the actual leak. Possibly get the heads rebuilt as I have a semi hookup there. The 2nd thermostat is under the water neck coming out of the middle of the space between the cylinder heads, and the back water neck on the crossover pipe just behind it is where the water control valve is. I am upset because both places told me that its a common problem. Doubt you'll find anymore than that in any manual. I an very disappointed in Nissan since they know the failure does not occur until about 90,000 miles. Popped the hood and the whole engine was coolant sprayed.
Ok I think I fixed it. Kind of want to, as I know it ran well, but it does have pretty high mileage. And the parts manager was very experienced with the extremely confusing exploded view of the cooling system and its million hoses. I have seen leaking intake gaskets on an Xterra different engine cause an overheating concern. That is just an outrageous bill to pay for a known defect and they should be ashamed for running their business like that.
Nissan is aware of the problem but they say they can't recreate. I started filling it with water and could hear it leaking out the back of the engine near the middle of the car. Hope this helps remember to rating this answer and leave some testimonial comment. I originally planned on replacing both cam and crank seals, but after struggling with the cam seals that are high and very accessible, I decided against touching the crank seal since it was completely dry + tougher to get at. Edited March 12, 2014 by Canadian Ive never heard the term re-core. They first thought it was the rad only to have it overheat and them realize it was the thermostat.