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Dealing with the Faulty Radiator of Your Nissan Frontier
The problematic cooling system found in Nissan Frontiers is no longer a secret. Many have already expressed their complaints and disapproval with the way the radiator and transmission have destroyed the potential of their vehicles. You may be really lucky if you\'ve not yet encountered it, but there\'s a good chance you will. So, whether you\'re already suffering from it or yet to experience it, you might want to know everything you can on how to deal with the leaky radiator.
Keep an eye on your radiator.
It all starts with the radiator and its leaking coolant. It\'s said that getting your radiator cracked or leaky isn\'t a matter of \"if\" but of \"when,\" so keeping tabs on it may not be the solution per se, but it sure can help you avoid placing too much damage on your transmission system. If you allow the coolant to continue being mixed with the transmission fluid, it would result in a toxic sludge that will destroy your transmission, leaving you with no other option but a transmission rebuilt.
Spot signs of a transmission problem early.
The moment your vehicle starts to show signs of transmission problems, your radiator may have already been compromised. But don\'t lose hope yet. Spotting transmission issues early on can help you prevent further complications, if not avoid getting your transmission rebuilt. If your truck refuses to shift, then you are already looking at a serious transmission problem, considering the trend with Nissan trucks. Immediately inspect your transmission fluid for possible coolant contamination. If the consistency and color has already changed, then the coolant may have already leaked. Immediately bring your vehicle to a professional to have the radiator fixed and the transmission flushed. Delaying the repair could just worsen the problem and could harm the other components of your vehicle.
Consider an external transmission cooler.
If your radiator hasn\'t leaked any fluid on your transmission yet, then there\'s a chance to prevent it from happening by installing an external transmission cooler. This way, the connection between the radiator and the transmission could be severed without putting the transmission at risk for overheating. It may be expensive, but it\'s worth all the trouble and every dime, especially if you plan on holding on to your Nissan Frontier.
While you\'re at it, you might want your transmission computer checked as it seems to be the next one to go down following the radiator and a handful of transmission flushes. It would only be a matter of time before it fails as well, so you\'d better have it checked and be able to prepare yourself for the replacement.
Yes, dealing with a faulty cooling system that destroys the transmission system along with it wasn\'t part of your checklist when you decided to go with a Nissan Frontier. Unfortunately, your cards have already been dealt, and the best thing you can do now is to play it right. No matter how dire your situation seems to be, remember that you can still lessen the damage and avoid getting other parts of your truck harmed . all you need is a bit of vigilance and patience.