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MAZDA 323 BATTERY PROBLEM

1989 Mazda 323 • 303,980 miles

Hello, I have a stick-shif 323 f I had the thermastat taken out 2 years ago, the car ran good, now the cooling fan won, t come on, and the tem, goes on high, I have to turn on the air-condition, to cool the car, I put a new sencer, in but it sill gets hot, a mechanic, he hooked the cooling fan to run all the time, the car runs great, but when we stop and turn the engine off it won, t start after that, it acts like the battery is low, but if I let the car sit for 2 hours it will start, is it the altinator? Can you help, thanks.
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Guest
December 28, 2012.



First, put the thermostat back in. It is there for a reason and you may have damaged the motor from this.

By replacing the thermostat, the fans may come back on line.

Have a leak down test done as you may have a blown head gasket.

Get the battery load tested as well as the alternator.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Dec 28, 2012.