Antifreeze leak in 1998 nissian altima...thermistat needs replaced i was told...then i bumped a deer last night.Radiator does not look punctured just bent back...Cannot get into the hood yet..its bent

Asked by Tlssed72 Nov 30, 2017 at 11:16 AM about the 1998 Nissan Altima SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The car still runs....some antifreeze leak off
radiator...i need to drive it 43 miles to
omaha....cant get into the engine..bent
hood.yesterday i noticed no cold air with heater
on...dk hpw long i may have driven it without a
freeze  in radiator....just repaired radiator and now

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Stop. Get some coolant in the radiator right now, do not drive it anywhere until you do. You're on the verge of overheating and ruining your engine. A 43 mile road trip with low coolant levels will likely be this car's last. Beat the hood open if you have to, can't be that stuck.

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