97 maxima stea. Spewing from intake manifold

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97 maxima stea. Spewing from intake manifold

Postby Nissaninfinniti » Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:18 pm

I just bought my old 97 maxima back from a friend and it isn't running hot but steam is coming from top intake manifold. Close to passenger side and I see water dripping from comewhere around their. Any ideas I have the repair manual for it and figure it's going to require me to remove the manifold.


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Re: 97 maxima stea. Spewing from intake manifold

Postby VStar650CL » Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:43 pm

Somebody can correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't recall there being any coolant piping inside the trench on those old Maxes. I think there was a heater hose running under the back of the plenum, or maybe your leak is in the TB piping and dripping down into the trench. Might be a good idea to dye it before you pull everything apart.

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Re: 97 maxima stea. Spewing from intake manifold

Postby Nissaninfinniti » Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:21 pm

Thanks its been raining here the last few days but I'm going to look into that tomorrow

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Re: 97 maxima stea. Spewing from intake manifold

Postby Nissaninfinniti » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:21 pm

Ok so it's leaking at thermastat and somewhere near the head I think. I used inspection camera to look while running water hose in radiator and its puddeling up then and running from one side and soing to drivers side and running on the ground I Fook thermostat out and the hose off and going to replace those 2 and try using blue devil head gasket seal till I can fix it permanently any suggestions let me know
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