Just bought a 03 Altima at 100000 miles and it just overheated and started skipping when I accelerated. Any ideas on what it might be and how much it might run me

Asked by Jun 21, 2017 at 01:29 PM about the 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

254,435

You have to find out why it overheated first. The skipping was due to the heat. No clue on cost, depends on what needs replacing. Figure a couple hundred, but maybe nothing if you just bought it and got a warranty.

76,775

I would start with a full cooling system service - hoses, flush, thermostat, new coolant etc. Do check the coolant for oil and the engine oil for coolant and make sure the cooling fans are working.

Your Answer

Nissan Altima Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,140
  • #2
    putolile
    Reputation
    730
  • #3
    Cassie Sapphire
    Reputation
    700
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Maxima
23 Great Deals out of 355 listings starting at $3,990
Used Honda Accord
84 Great Deals out of 1,069 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Camry
60 Great Deals out of 1,938 listings starting at $850
Used Honda Civic
298 Great Deals out of 3,478 listings starting at $995
Used Nissan Sentra
200 Great Deals out of 1,635 listings starting at $1,950
Used Toyota Corolla
189 Great Deals out of 3,747 listings starting at $2,245
Used Hyundai Sonata
52 Great Deals out of 1,394 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Malibu
86 Great Deals out of 2,214 listings starting at $2,994
Used Kia Optima
38 Great Deals out of 866 listings starting at $6,195
Used Chevrolet Impala
124 Great Deals out of 1,037 listings starting at $1,500
Used Hyundai Elantra
189 Great Deals out of 3,421 listings starting at $2,950

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL For Sale
62 listings starting at $26,700
2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL For Sale
8 listings starting at $15,999
2015 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL For Sale
17 listings starting at $14,996
2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL For Sale
40 listings starting at $11,894

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.