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Mazda 626 shows hot after 2 minutes driving

My mazda goes from low temp to hot in less than 2 minutes. Also when hot, smoke starts to billow into cab from defrost vent on dash. Smells like burnt anti-freeze. Heater core? hole in hoses..?

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  • borpeeps Sep 20, 2008

    mazda 626 over heats when slowing down. but if take the revs up to 4000 rpm it drops back to normal ,there is asmall radiater leakwen car stops about a cup full, also on

    ly one of the two fans runs at all times

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Hello, if the car starts to overheat it can be the waterpump if it goes hot that quick. im not sure if the waterpump is where the timing belt of external driven off of the drivebelts but make sure all the drivebelts are on and check for any leak in the system.

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