Question about 2002 Mazda Protege
I replaced my radiator and thermostat. but my car keeps over heating.
a local mechanic tells me that it could be my head gaskets. the car is driving okay now but it's boiling in the radiator over flow tank. I'm a little worried about putting alot of money into replacing the head gaskets if it isn't the problem.
You should never replace a head gasket if you are not 100% sure that it needs to be done. Your mechanic should do a compression test to check for a blown head gasket.
I would have the system back-flushed and refilled with new coolant mix. Also check the temperature switch and cooling fan(s) to make sure they are working. Also check to make sure the AC coil in front of the radiator is not plugged with dirt, bugs, etc. and blocking flow to the radiator.
Posted on May 16, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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