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There are few things that can cause the vehicle to heat. Please check the following to resolve the issue:

- A faulty water pump can cause the car to overheat. If the water pump is faulty the coolant will not circulate properly on the engine which can result to overheating. You will need to have it replaced if that's the case.

- A worn out or damaged radiator hose. Just a small hole on the hose can cause the vehicle to overheat so have it replaced.

- A weak radiator blower motor. If the blower motor is weak it tends not to cool down the engine so have the blower motor replaced.

These are the few things that can cause the car to overheat so please have the following be checked.

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2002 Mazda... | Answered on Apr 08, 2020


If there is no obvious external coolant leak, the coolant is being burned in the engine and going out the exhaust pipe.
You could have a leaking head gasket.

2002 Mazda... | Answered on Oct 09, 2019


The P0720 error code is a powertrain output shaft speed (OSS) sensor circuit malfunction. The P1714 trouble code is a SSA Inductive Signature Malfunction. Check the wiring harness on the transmission and if your wiring turns out to be ok then you will ned to replace the shifter bushing.



2002 Mazda... | Answered on May 05, 2019


I am wondering if you have a rad hose that is leaking. Check and see if the thermostat area is leaking where it comes out of the engine. I have seen this happen. Not sure but is the water pump leaking. Just ideas.

2002 Mazda... | Answered on Mar 20, 2019


You still have a fuse or power down issue if clocks reset all the time recheck all fuses with a multi meter and make sure they are good sometimes looking at them is not good enough. If you don't know how to use an ohm meter Google it ok.

2002 Mazda... | Answered on Nov 30, 2017


Your brake light bulb most likely has 2 filaments in it. One could be blown when the other is not. In this case you need a new bulb. Check the socket for corrosion.

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2002 Mazda... | Answered on Nov 09, 2017


have you had the transmission filter changed? If not it may need changed.

2002 Mazda... | Answered on Oct 29, 2017


Start the engine when cold day, block the exhaust pipe and you will find any leak.
Engine rattle could be valves, could be plastic body parts, could be air filter, could be ...

2002 Mazda... | Answered on Aug 29, 2017


If the ABS light is on, that means there's a trouble code stored in the computer. If you clear the code but don't fix the problem, the light will just come on again. You have to fix the problem

2002 Mazda... | Answered on Jul 22, 2017


its an 02 look in a boneyard or look online auto stores for aftermarket trim

2002 Mazda... | Answered on Jul 12, 2017


batteries have no guaranteed life so it could be a battery
I would consider the problem more likely to be a loose battery terminal, faulty alternator , drive belt condition or tension and a problem voltage regulator
all of the above can be checked and tested by an accredited auto electrician

2002 Mazda... | Answered on Jul 06, 2017

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