Question about 2005 Mazda 3
When starting car, or changing recycled air setting, there is loud 'clacking' coming from behind the dash panel. Sounds like air-vent/flap gear-drive is damaged. After approx. 30 seconds, the noise stops. It will begin again if the recycle air setting is changed .
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Mazda 323 Fan Belt Noise
I have the same problem with my daughters '99 Protege es 1.8. I have replaced the belt no less than 7 times in 30k miles. It's been towed 3 of those times. Twice on rainy nights I have done road side service. Always the alternator belt. I have replaced the alternator and the water pump because I was told they may be locking up intermittently. The only thing that really made a improvement was pulling the crank pulley and sandblasting it. The rough surface drives the belt better. I got the idea from the alt. rebuild place I use, They sand blast the pulleys when they do their rebuilds. Now I get a note about every 2000 miles,"Dad my belt is singing again" and I grab the sockets and snug it up again. And yes I keep a new one in the trunk at all times. Lots of luck, CB
Posted on Apr 02, 2009
Sure take your buddy with you when you go so he can drive you away while they fix it but you do the talking with your buddy standing by ready to leave. Yes low on freon condensate drain stopped up fan belt loose or needes replaced. This is an old car and the mechanics will likly find many things wrong with it make sure they know that you what them to run it awile after it's fixed so that it in with some gas in the tank so they won't worry about running out. Should get alot of repairs done for less than $200
Posted on Aug 12, 2009
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you mean check engine light flashing??? if so then the engine is skipping and the lack of power putput will cause the trans to change gears constantly. is this the issue you describe?
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
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Hello there, As far as the check engine light I would think since you mentioned it shacking that your light will probably be on for a misfire, Meaning most likely you have a spark plug wire going bad. I would stop by somewhere such as Autozone for a free check to tell you why your light is on just to double check.
Your fan issue could be several different things such as the fan motor going bad or the blades could be rubbing something, that one is a little tricky without hearing it.
Good Luck and I hope this does help you some. Allen
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
I have the same problem with my car I think its the torque converter clutch but you should visit a diagonestic machine just to find out
Posted on Nov 12, 2009
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