Mechanics

CAR OVERHEATING

1991 Mazda 323 • 4 cylinder FWD Manual • 120,000 miles

I bought a 91' mazda 323 about 6 months ago, it was running fine until a couple of weeks ago, when I was going up a relatively steep hill, I smelt a burning smell and noticed the temp gauge had risen nearly to the top.\R\ni've only noticed that the temp gauge goes up when I'm accelerating for a period of time, e.G. Going up the steep hill.


my coolant doesn't seem to be leaking, and the reservoir is at full.
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B-ry1
January 1, 2011.



Symptoms indicates the cooling is inefficient and the most likely cause is a partially clogged radiator. Have the radiator cleaned/flushed and retest.

KHLow2008
Jan 1, 2011.