Transmission problems in the Nissan Xterra, Nissan Pathfinder and Nissan Frontier are sometimes caused by the Radiator in this vehicle.
Signs of a Transmission Problem
Certain signs of transmission problems can sometimes only appear when the situation has already escalated to a severe level, not leaving you many available options to avoid a major repair. The biggest signs of a transmission problem with your Nissan Xterra, Nissan Pathfinder or Nissan Frontier are:
* Problems with the heater producing heat
* Rumbling Noises
* Cool air blowing out while idle
Many of the symptoms above are caused soley due to cracked radiators in the Nissan Xterra, Nissan Pathfinder or Nissan Frontier. Cracked radiators in these model Nissans can cause all sorts of problems, including severe damage to the transmission.
How Does a Cracked Radiator Occur?
Rust – Rust destroys the metal in a radiator, easily causing the radiator to crack
Faulty Thermostat – The thermostat controls temperatures inside your radiator — a faulty one leads to overheating or high coolant pressure, causing a crack
Leaking Head Gasket
Summer Heat – Summer heat can easily cause a cracked radiator. As temperatures rise, the radiator may have difficulty being cooled by outside air causing the radiator fluid to overheat and crack the radiator. Proper maintance during summer months willl help avoid this.
Why the Radiator In Your Nissan is Important
The radiator in your Nissan Xterra, Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Frontier and other vehicles, contains a mixture of water and coolant that helps keep the engine from overheating.
If the radiator cracks, your car can break down, leading to engine or transmission damage. Due to the design of the most Nissan Xterras, Nissan Pathfinders and Nissan Frontiers, when the radiator cracks, this typically will then leak water into the automatic transmission. Specifically, the cause is from the crack in the hose that runs through the radiator into the transmission which causes antifreeze to run into the transmission. The leak into the transmission will cause violent shaking while driving, rumbling noises, vibrations and eventual break down of the transmission.
After this problem occurs, the only way to fix your Nissan Xterra, Nissan Pathfinder or Nissan Frontier will be to replace the cracked radiator and to rebuild the transmission.
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