2010 Nissan Altima AC cooling fans not coming on until the engine is hot, then work fine.

Asked by Aug 08, 2017 at 05:16 PM about the 2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My wife complained that the A/C wasn't working so we dropped it at a trusted
mechanic.  He worked on this for a while and advised the following.  He is
stumped.  The A/C cooling fans do not engage when the A/C is on UNTIL the
engine is hot, Once the fans come on the pressure drops  in the system and
the compressor will engage and the system will cool as advertised.  Once the
vehicle is at operating temp there are no more issues for the rest of the time.  
Once the engine cools (like over night) we have the same issue until the
temp rises on the car.  I'm suspecting a thermostat or temp relay of some
sort.  He stated that this might actually be a programming issue.
What does the hive mind think?  

No answers yet

Your Answer

Nissan Altima Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,140
  • #2
    putolile
    Reputation
    740
  • #3
    Cassie Sapphire
    Reputation
    700
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Maxima
23 Great Deals out of 364 listings starting at $3,990
Used Honda Accord
85 Great Deals out of 1,059 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Camry
65 Great Deals out of 1,964 listings starting at $750
Used Honda Civic
297 Great Deals out of 3,486 listings starting at $995
Used Nissan Sentra
206 Great Deals out of 1,673 listings starting at $3,495
Used Toyota Corolla
195 Great Deals out of 3,792 listings starting at $2,245
Used Hyundai Sonata
41 Great Deals out of 1,397 listings starting at $2,114
Used Chevrolet Malibu
79 Great Deals out of 2,216 listings starting at $2,994
Used Ford Fusion
140 Great Deals out of 2,124 listings starting at $995
Used Kia Optima
38 Great Deals out of 851 listings starting at $6,195
Used Dodge Charger
57 Great Deals out of 769 listings starting at $2,000
Used Nissan Altima Coupe
4 Great Deals out of 67 listings starting at $3,779
Used Nissan Rogue
47 Great Deals out of 2,897 listings starting at $3,000
Used Chevrolet Impala
135 Great Deals out of 1,046 listings starting at $1,500
Used Hyundai Elantra
182 Great Deals out of 3,401 listings starting at $2,295

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 S For Sale
30 listings starting at $17,800
2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 S For Sale
33 listings starting at $15,995
2015 Nissan Altima 2.5 S For Sale
44 listings starting at $13,000
2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 S For Sale
7 listings starting at $11,795
2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 S For Sale
22 listings starting at $8,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.