Question about Mazda Cars & Trucks
Firstly, make sure it is coolant and not just condensation from your A/C. Taste a bit on the tip of your finger. Antifreeze coolant tastes salty. If it doesnt taste salty it may just be a condensation drain that is usually located on the passenger side under the car. This is normal for the A/C to drip. If it does taste salty you unfortunately have a heater hose leak somehere and probably should have a professional to do the fix because the repair can get to be a lot of work.
Posted on Oct 18, 2013
You can easilly pinpoint the exact source of the leak with an ultraviolet lamp and uv leak detection additive. Both are available in auto parts stores.
Posted on Oct 18, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
sound like the heater core. you can bypass the heater core. there are 2 hoses under the hood on the pass side of the vehical on the fire wall undo the hose clamps on both hoses and ties the 2 hoses together
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
It is either condensation water from the A/C unit that should go out a drain tube to the outside (only if A/C or Defrost is on) or a leaky heater core. If it is a heater core you can usually smell a coolant smell and the water will be warm and your windows will fog up inside. Heater core is more common. Joe ASE Master Tech
Posted on Mar 05, 2009
Generally, water on the passenger side is the A/C drain tube.
Driver side generally means widshield or sun roof seal leak.
Did you wash the Mazda or did it rain prior to puddling?
Before disassembling the windshield seal, test ... with a water hose (Remove floormat and place a towel on newspapers on the driver's side floor).
There is a "smoke" test" that can more accurately find the leak. See if you local AutoZone will rent one (maybe free) to you.
Posted on Oct 08, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks. Relieved it's not likely to be a/c. It has just rained for the first time for a month so will investigate further."
check all your hoses run vehicle for awhile the inspect hose in this area. look for obvious things next check at the engine to see if a freeze plug is leaking then inspect you heater assembly the core may be leaking I'm leaning toward a hose or shut off valve
Posted on Jul 04, 2012
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