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Club Garage => Xterra Garage => Topic started by: cjohan on November 04, 2017, 10:28:34 AM

Title: mechanical help
Post by: cjohan on November 04, 2017, 10:28:34 AM
I have a 2008 xterra and just went through the smod issue, now it is running hotter and higher then before, anyone experience this?

Have a big drive coming up and do not want to break down on the drive
Title: Re: mechanical help
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on November 04, 2017, 11:17:24 AM
Did you replace the radiator, thermostat, and flush the cooling system after said SMOD happened?
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Post by: pinchel (Rob) on November 04, 2017, 06:08:39 PM
What did you do about the said smod issue?
Title: Re: mechanical help
Post by: cjohan on November 05, 2017, 12:51:49 PM
replaced thermostat, radiator all the hosing and flushed all the fluids
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Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on November 05, 2017, 03:27:57 PM
Are the fans coming on?
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Post by: Thupertrooper (Victor) on November 06, 2017, 10:42:50 AM
Make sure you burp the system air bubbles will make it run hot
Title: Re: mechanical help
Post by: cjohan on November 09, 2017, 10:56:00 AM
how do i burp the system and figure out if fans are coming on?
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Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on November 09, 2017, 12:40:19 PM
Fans should come oon when the coolant gets hot. Also fans will come on with the a/c on. To burp the system you remove the radiator cap. Start the vehicle. Let it get hot. Once the thermostat opens the coolant will flow. Top off coolant as the air escapes. Whole process should take about 30 min if done right.
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Post by: Thupertrooper (Victor) on November 09, 2017, 12:44:14 PM
When burping lifting the front end a little with a floor jack helps. Also turn on the heater at full blast.
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Post by: cjohan on November 10, 2017, 01:16:57 PM
i burped the system, the fan comes on as soon as the car turns on with no a/c or heat on
Title: Re: mechanical help
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on November 10, 2017, 01:37:14 PM
If the coolant is cold the fans should not come on. Once temp rises and the thermostat opens the fans are controlled on by the coolant temp.
Title: Re: mechanical help
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on November 10, 2017, 03:43:53 PM
you may have a bad fan thermal switch. mine just went but just the opposite happened mine didn't turn on.