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How to bleed the coolant system on a nissan 2003 sentra. Overheating and heater will blow cold air after a km of driving and when making a right turn the guege will indicate overheating and goes back

2003 nissan sentra , when coolant is hot I can feel the upper hose hot and continuous movement of bubbles in the hose, no heat in heater core , after squeezing the hoses for the heater core for 15-20 minutes to try to get air out, it will get heat in the core for 1-2 km driving then it goes back to blowing cold air. How can I get the air out of the system.

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Are you talking about the engine cooling system or a problem with your Auto A/C?

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My 2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8s with 55,000 mi. blows cold air from the heater. Coolant not circulating in engine. Lower hose stays cool to touch. Both heater hoses cold. Changed thermostat - didn't fix it. Coolant not leaking or dirty. None in oil - no oil in radiator. Changed worn water pump belt - pump spins freely with no noise or resistance. Cooling fans come on after warm-up. Temperature gauge stays in normal range then jumps to hot and back again. Coolant good to 10 below - didn't freeze here yet. No other problems or repairs to car. Afraid to drive and make worse. Help!

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SOURCE: 2003 NISSAN SENTRA HEATER BLOWING AMBIENT AIR.

let the engine get cold, and remove the radiator cap, fill the system to proper level and re test. run engine until thermostat opens, fans come on, then alow to cool again and re check engine coolant. If this does not work, or the thermostat does not open the thermostat is instaled backwards, remove and reposition.

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My 05 sentra with 79k miles heat will warm up and then get cold after a mile of driving, we have tried to get the air pocket out, the mechanic stated he thought it could be a blown head gasket, another mechanic said it was a bad heater core. Any advice would be appreciated.

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SOURCE: I have an 1996 Nissan Sentra GXE i live in ND and

Sounds like it's the air control flap which determines the mix of heated and fresh air. This could be vacuum controlled or manually with a cable.

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Will an air pocket in the coolant system cause it to overheat or over pressurize on a 2001 Nissan Sentra ?


1. The radiator cap if working correctly it will release pressure in the system provided the cap you have is the correct pressure setting. If you are having a problem with pressure then replace the cap with a new radiator cap with the correct pressure setting. Do not use a cap with a pressure setting other than the original equipment pressure spec. So you do not go to the parts store and buy any radiator cap on the shelf that fits because they come with different pressure ratings and some of these will be totally unsuitable for your car.

2. If the pressure valve is stuck in the "old" cap the pressure release system will not work.

3. Overheating
Air pockets in the cooling system can definitely cause overheating and can retard coolant flow through the system. If you are draining the radiator to replace the coolant or replacing the radiator you need to follow the correct procedures for bleeding air out of the system for that particular engine after coolant refilling. Some engines have bleeder screws on the cooling system to assist in the air bleeding procedure and some don't.

There are various causes for overheating so don't assume it will necessarily be solved by bleeding any remaining air from the cooling system and replacing the radiator cap with one that works.

Other causes can be...........
1. Faulty cooling system thermostat. (Replace the Thermostat)
2. Faulty water pump, especially if the impellers have corroded away or have disintegrated in the case of those design genius water pumps with plastic impellers. (Replace the water pump)

3. Cooling fans not working and if so the cause needs to be tracked. Check that your fans are kicking in. If the engine is overheating the fans should be running because they will switch on when the coolant reaches a specific temp and well before the coolant gets excessively hot.

4. A partial blockage in the coolant passages inside the engine but not in the radiator if you have a new one. If the coolant is not changed at the required intervals(frequently the case with many owners) or is over diluted with water you can get a build up of debris. If products like stop leak have been used in the system this can create similar problems with partial blockages inside the engine coolant passages.

5. A compression leak into the cooling system.
If you have bled air from the system and have continuous air bubbles in the cooling system I would suspect a compression leak. In that event a basic leak down test will show if you have compression gasses leaking into the cooling system and from which cylinder(s). The spark plug is removed and compressed air is forced into the cylinder via the spark plug fitting and air bubbles will show up in the coolant of there is a leak into the cooling system.
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Have the problem with overheating addressed immediately. Running the engine with an overheat condition will cause expensive engine damage many times the cost of fixing the overheating issue.

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Dec 29, 2015 | Nissan Cars & Trucks

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How to purge heating system on a 2003 nissan sentry


This system has to be purged of all air. This has to be done at a shop that has this tool. It basically vacuums out all the atmosphere just like an HVAC vacuum pump. It then sucks in the coolant thus no air pockects.

Mar 29, 2015 | 2003 Nissan Sentra

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Have a 92 Nissan sentra and the heater only blows cold air


let the engine warm up to operating temperature. turn on the heat full blast. feel the two hoses going to the firewall to the heater core; if they are both hot, then your problem is in the heater box or heater controls. if one hose is significantly cooler than the other, then you have a clogged heater core and you can replace it or try and backflush it.

Mar 06, 2013 | Nissan Cars & Trucks

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My 01 Cavalier is overheating. I changed the thermostat and do not see any apparent leaks. The heater was blowing hot air before I changed the thermostat and now it's only blowing cool air. Any


What engine 2.2 or 2.4 ?
Important: On vehicles equipped with the 2.4L engine, open the coolant air bleed valve. The coolant air bleed valve is located on the top of the thermostat bypass pipe/heater pipe assembly. Close the valve once a continuous stream of coolant is expelled from the valve.
Does the cooling fan come on ?
Notice: When adding coolant, it is important that you use GM Goodwrench DEX-COOL™ coolant. If coolant other than DEX-COOL™ is added to the system, the engine coolant will require change sooner: at 50 000 km (30,000 miles) or 24 months.
Close the radiator drain ****. Remove the drain hose.
If previously removed, install the engine block drain plugs.
When installing the drain plugs, use pipe sealer GM P/N 12346004.
Important: On vehicles equipped with the 2.4L engine, open the coolant air bleed valve. The coolant air bleed valve is located on the top of the thermostat bypass pipe/heater pipe assembly. Close the valve once a continuous stream of coolant is expelled from the valve.
Fill the surge tank to the base of the filler neck.
Start the engine with the pressure cap off. Let the engine run until the upper radiator hose starts to get hot.
If the coolant level in the surge tank is low, add the proper mix of coolant until the level reaches the full cold line.
Important: After servicing the cooling system, and if the vehicle is equipped with an intermittent low coolant light, an occasional low coolant light may be encountered during some extreme driving maneuvers. This complaint should be eliminated by removing the surge tank cap and adding coolant to a level just at or above the full cold line when the system is cold.
Install the cap onto the tank with hand tight pressure.

Jan 08, 2018 | 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier

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2003 nissan sentra no heat blows cold air. already changed th thermostat


Check the heater hose's going in through the fire wall ,are they hot ? Both hose's ! This is something you can do yourself ! If they are hot probably the temp actuator is bad or the door is stuck on the cold or heater core clogged ! Video's on youtube showing what to check. Learn to double check your mechanic !
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Dec 16, 2017 | 2003 Nissan Sentra

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Engine overheats and heater blowing cold air


You have air trapped in system , change thermostat , bleed air from system , let it run hot while adding coolant with blower full blast on all front and rear heaters .

Jan 23, 2013 | 2001 Audi A6

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2003 nissan sentra is blowing cold air i changed thermostat stillblowing cold air i did notice that heater core hoses are both cold car is not overheating


remove both hoses from engine that passes through firewall to heater. put a stiff piece of wire in the hole and make sure it is clear. If there is no restriction, then the heater is choked up

Jan 17, 2013 | 2003 Nissan Sentra

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How to bleed the coolant system on a nissan 2003 sentra. Overheating and heater will blow cold air after a km of driving and when making a right turn the guege will indicate overheating and goes back


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Feb 26, 2018 | 1994 Nissan Sentra 4-Door

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How to bleed the coolant system on a nissan 2003 sentra. Overheating and heater will blow cold air after a km of driving and when making a right turn the guege will indicate overheating and goes back


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Feb 26, 2018 | 2003 Nissan Sentra

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Engine overheat and no heat


Maybe your radiator is clogged.

Mar 12, 2017 | 2001 Nissan Sentra

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