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cjn1993
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Aug 17, 2020, 4:35 PM

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Alright, I've got a good one, I have a Nissan Altima 2004 with a temp gauge that shoots up to hot immediately, even if I turn the key to ON position, with code P1217. A symptom that popped up at the same time is the car shakes when I accelerate to quick. No coolant leaking. I'm a few provinces away from home and only have essential tools but still want to fix it myself if I can. I'm going to another Airbnb about 150 km away on Saturday so shes gotta be running by then. I was camping about 100 km from my place when it started so I've done a lot of driving and its no worse because of it. Any ideas, I'm beat.


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Aug 17, 2020, 4:39 PM

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The first thing you need to do is determine if the engine is actually overheating or if the gauge has a problem. Using a laser thermometer is probably the best way to do that. Measure the cooling jacket in multiple places.



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cjn1993
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Aug 17, 2020, 4:56 PM

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I went to get temperatures with tic on phone and its pissing rain, now it wont start, not turning over really struggling.


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Aug 17, 2020, 4:59 PM

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Maybe you did burn it up.



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cjn1993
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Aug 17, 2020, 5:05 PM

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Sounds likely. Famous last words:"and its no worse because of it" Its not supposed to stop raining until tomorrow, if I can get it started tomorrow I'll report what I find. Im going to go watch Stipe F**k up DC to deal with the anger. Thanks






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