What causes the 6 to run hot while stopped?

Asked by Oct 03, 2015 at 10:15 AM about the 2004 Mazda MAZDA6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

While I'm driving my 2004 6 the temperature Guage stays at the
midway point, but as soon as I stop at a light, the guage jumps up to

2 Answers


Check coolant level. Low level can cause this. Also check that the fan by radiator comes on when car is at an idle.

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