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2003 Mazda Tribute SUV DX 2.0L Man

2003 Mazda Tribute SUV
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Front wheel drive, 4 Door SUV, 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
23 mpg city / 28 mpg hwy
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August 2, 2012, 2:35 pm

Quentin M
 

Question: Do you know what's wrong?

I have a 2002 Mazda Tribute V6. Once it ran hot and the fans came on. They were going extremely fast because the motor was hot. So the engine coolant pipe adapter-conector had broke, I guess it was because of the thermostat locking up. Now they were both replaced. we put engine coolant into the car and left driving. Then soon the SUV didn't want to move. It was hard moving it. It was shaking very bad. So we brought it back home. It has sat for 2 months. Now we crank it up, it has full horse power, not over heating, but when we open the hood, it's smoking. I don't know what's smelling. Is something leaking? THe engine coolant light is on but it has plenty of water and engine coolant. The check engine light isn't on. What can it be? Also, when I turn the SUV off, it swallows water. Like you can hear it.


August 13, 2012, 8:34 pm

Tyler O
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Sounds like maybe a leak or blown head gasket etc.

You'll probably need to take it in for a professional diagnoses.


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