CAR OVERHEATING

  • 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.

Saturday, January 1st, 2011 AT 11:57 AM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
  • Expert
  • 41,976 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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