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My mazda5 protoege is over heating one auto tech told me i need to change the heat sensor.

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Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome to the site. It is possible, but there are other things that can cause it as well. The most common of them all is a thermostat. Next, would be a water pump. Make sure it is not your coolant cap. It could be bad and need changed. They only cost a few bucks. Make sure you are not leaking fluid anywhere. Check your hoses and your clamps. Make sure you have the correct level of coolant. Make sure you check your fans to make sure they work. If they don't, check the fuse. Check your radiator as well. Anyone of these can make your car overheat. If you have a check engine light on, get a code. It can show the cause. If you have no light, check these above and you should find your issue. Thanks for using FixYa and have a good evening.

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