How to Replace a Nissan Altima Radiator
The Nissan Altima is a mid-size car manufactured by Nissan. The Nissan Altima is available in North America, as well as other markets, and is larger, more powerful, and more luxurious than the Nissan Sentra but less so than the Nissan Maxima. The first Altima rolled off the assembly line on June 15, 1992, as a 1993 model.
The Nissan Altima is a popular and inexpensive midsize car that has been one of consumers’ top picks since its introduction in 1993. Due to the fact that it provides more space, more power and more amenities than its competitors, the Nissan Altima continue to get the best reviews from consumers.
There are many problems that can cause your Nissan Altima radiator to fail. Some of the most common radiator problems range from a cracked or leaking radiator to a buildup on the radiator caused by infrequent cleaning or rinsing. These situations can quickly become major problems for your cooling system and your engine. With a little mechanical knowledge and skill, you can easily replace the car radiator on your Nissan Altima. The purpose of the radiator in your Nissan Altima is to prevent the engine from overheating. If the radiator is damaged or worn, it should be replaced to avoid costly engine damage.
Here are the steps you can take to successfully replace your Nissan Altima radiator. First, loosen the cap at the bottom of the radiator and drain the engine coolant into a resealable container. If your Nissan Altima is equipped with an automatic transmission, disconnect the hoses from the cooler and connect them to prevent leaks. Disconnect the negative battery cable, unhook the fresh air duct, and continue removing the upper radiator hose and lower radiator hose. Inspect the radiator hoses for signs of wear and replace the hoses if you see any visible bulges or cracks.
Remove the air conditioning condenser and radiator core. Remove the radiator from the vehicle, unhook the fan assembly and connect it to the new radiator. Install the new radiator, with fan assembly, in the vehicle. Install the new radiator in the vehicle. If applicable, reinstall the A / C condenser, radiator core, and automatic transmission cooler hose.
Finally, replace the upper and lower radiator hoses and reconnect the negative battery cable. Make sure to fill the radiator with a mixture of antifreeze and distilled water. Put the radiator cap a little loosely and start the engine. Let the engine run for a few minutes, always checking for proper fluid levels. Adjust the fluid level by adding more if necessary and then attach the radiator cap securely.