I have a 1997nissan altama and it over heats bad is it for sure a blown head gasket

Asked by Dec 06, 2015 at 02:57 PM about the 1997 Nissan Altima

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Blown head gasket

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Try the radiator cap. If its seals are bad can cause overheating even pegging the red..

And if there is water in the oil yes you have a bad head gasket

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If it is blowing white smoke out the exhaust or if it has oil in the coolant or coolant in the oil then yes your head gasket is gone. A cracked head is also a possibility if you have overheated the car badly.

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Aluminum heads, getting hot, chances are they are warped now, causing head gasket to leak...

My Nissan Altima was also overheating to the boiling point couldn't find the problem till a mechanic told me to tighten the serpentine belt and that fixed it it was tight but was slipping at higher spreds

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