I have a mazda protege 5 2003 the timing belt squels when i turn on car when its wet ot cold the battery light came on and i noticed my car was overheating coolant is fine

Asked by Nov 19, 2015 at 09:11 PM about the 2003 Mazda Protege DX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i was driving home from work my timing belt sequels when its wet or cold i noticed my battery light came on and then i noticed my car was overheating and heat wouldnt come out of the vents when i poped the hood i noticed steam and a very weird smell coming from my car

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52,015

That is your fan belt, not the timing belt. It may be loose or need replacing. Check the tension with the engine OFF!

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20,735

replace the fan belt...its glazed!

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thank you but what is the weird smell my friend said maybe a head gasket was blown or something

52,015

I suspect it is burning rubber from the belt slipping.

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