Overheated Mazda Tribute

Asked by Jun 08, 2017 at 06:42 PM about the 2005 Mazda Tribute

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car is overheating after around 40 minutes driving.
Twice I had a smoke coming out. Ten realised that coolant
heated and licked. After making it cool (2h) refilled coolant
(used room temperature water) and can drive another
more or less 40mins. Any idea what is wrong ?

5 Answers


If the car is leaking coolant it will overheat once the level drops so fix the leak!

1 people found this helpful.

Now checked and there is still almost full level of the coolant not like the previous time but still overheated. Hmmm...


Once the car warms up the cooling system pressure will increase which will make the leak worse. ANY leak at all will lead to overheating - not that complicated to understand.

1 people found this helpful.

Perhaps you should do some coolant system maintenance. New hoses, water pump, thermostat, radiator flush and new coolant. Make sure the cooling fan is working.

1 people found this helpful.

I have. A 2006 mazda tribute and it ran hot two time and I stop and put water in it mad back home and drive out town ran hot what's cause that to happened

Your Answer:


Looking for a Used Tribute in your area?

CarGurus has 539 nationwide Tribute listings starting at $1,899.


Mazda Tribute Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Escape
1,566 Great Deals out of 103,055 listings starting at $1,300
Used Jeep Liberty
166 Great Deals out of 5,356 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota RAV4
984 Great Deals out of 49,700 listings starting at $2,177
Used Mazda MAZDA6
230 Great Deals out of 11,923 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda CR-V
941 Great Deals out of 76,344 listings starting at $1,500
Used Subaru Forester
395 Great Deals out of 23,437 listings starting at $800
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
267 Great Deals out of 33,310 listings starting at $1,495
Used Mazda MAZDA3
343 Great Deals out of 22,446 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Murano
586 Great Deals out of 21,969 listings starting at $1,899
Used Nissan Pathfinder
649 Great Deals out of 22,223 listings starting at $1,400
Used Mercury Mariner
24 Great Deals out of 783 listings starting at $2,185
Used Kia Sorento
606 Great Deals out of 39,056 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota Highlander
691 Great Deals out of 48,225 listings starting at $1,995
Used Subaru Outback
441 Great Deals out of 37,331 listings starting at $575

Used Cars for Sale

2011 Mazda Tribute For Sale
23 listings starting at $4,670
2010 Mazda Tribute For Sale
29 listings starting at $3,950
2009 Mazda Tribute For Sale
15 listings starting at $5,000
2008 Mazda Tribute For Sale
86 listings starting at $3,650
2006 Mazda Tribute For Sale
86 listings starting at $1,899

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.