Question about 2003 Mazda Protege
I could really use some help here and it is probably a very simple problem... when driving or even when idling, it seems as though something 'kicks' on like a fan or something, but i am not sure... and the headlights dim a little, the wipers (if they are on) slow down.... then, it seems to 'kick off' and the lights are back to normal brightness again...wipers at normal speed...i would like to get this fixed asap but i don't want some mechanic telling me that it is something that it isn't... can anyone give me a few ideas as to what you think this may be...also, after i had the thermostat changed last summer, there is a squeaking in the engine, i am assuming a belt... it stops squeaking after driving for a out 20 minutes... again, have NO idea...thank you so much for any insight you can provide!
The squeak noise is probably a belt. Most likely it has moisture underneath it that evaporates once the engine gets warm. Its a good idea to change your belts every couple of years, just make sure you use a Gates brand belt. Mazda engines are particular about their belts. May be a good idea to change the timing belt too, about every 60,000 miles.
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