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Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Symptom diagnosis

OVERHEATING CAUSE ANALYSIS

Troubleshooting Chart

  Symptom

Check items

Cooling system parts malfunction Poor heat transfer Water pump malfunction Worn or loose drive belt —
Thermostat stuck closed Engine coolant circulation
Damaged fins Dust contamination or rock clogging
Mechanical damage
Clogged radiator cooling tube Excess foreign material (rust, dirt, sand, etc.)
Reduced air flow Cooling fan does not operate Fan shroud and motor as- High resistance to fan rota- sembly —
High resistance to fan rotation
Damaged fan blades
Damaged radiator shroud — Radiator shroud —
Improper engine coolant mixture ratio — Engine coolant viscosity —
Poor engine coolant quality — Periodic maintenance —
Insufficient engine coolant Engine coolant leaks Cooling hose Loose clamp
Cracked hose
Water pump Poor sealing
Radiator cap Loose
Poor sealing
Radiator O-ring for damage, deterioration or improper fitting
Cracked radiator tank
Cracked radiator core
Reservoir tank Cracked reservoir tank
Overflowing reservoir tank Exhaust gas leaks into cooling system Cylinder head deterioration
Cylinder head gasket deterioration
Except cooling system parts malfunction

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Overload on engine Abusive driving High engine rpm under no load
Driving in low gear for extended time
Driving at extremely high speed
Powertrain system malfunction

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Installed improper size wheels and tires
Dragging brakes
Improper ignition timing
Blocked or restricted air flow Blocked radiator grille Installed car brassiere —
Blocked bumper
Blocked radiator
Blocked condenser Mud contamination or paper clogging
Installed large fog lamp
System description
DESCRIPTION Engine Cooling System Schematic CVT Models Radiator Water inlet Reservoir tank Thermostat Engine oil cooler Thermostat housing Water pump Cylinder head Cylinder b ...

Periodic maintenance
ENGINE COOLANT System Inspection WARNING: Do not remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. Serious burns could occur from high pressure engine coolant escaping from the radiator. Wr ...

Other materials:

Front suspension assembly
Inspection COMPONENT PART Check the mounting conditions (looseness, backlash) of each component. Verify the component conditions (wear, damage) are normal. Ball Joint Axial End Play Set the front wheels in a straight-ahead position. Hold the axle side of the transverse link, and check th ...

Diagnosis system (EPS control unit)
CONSULT Function FUNCTION CONSULT can display each diagnostic item using the diagnostic test modes shown following. Diagnostic test mode Function ECU identification The part number stored in the control unit can be read. Self diagnostic result Self-diagnostic r ...

Component parts
Component Parts Location BCM (view with instrument panel removed) Remote keyless entry receiver (view with instrument panel removed) Transmitter Combination meter Component Description BCM The BCM reads the tire pressure signal received by the remote keyless entry receiver ...

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