• Tiny
  • b-ry1
  • 1991 Mazda 323
  • 4 CYL
  • 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.

Do you
have the same problem?
Saturday, January 1st, 2011 AT 11:57 AM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
  • Expert
  • 41,994 posts

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

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Saturday, January 1st, 2011 AT 1:52 PM

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