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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96,075

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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29,065

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

96,075

I suspect it is burning rubber from the belt slipping.

On your Mazda can squeal alternator belt only (it's loose, just to tight it up), thus battery light comes on. But about overheating that is different thing. Probably one of two radiator fans is failed or engine temp. sensor does not work, therefore coolant starts evaporate. Check these two things and replace, that will resolve your problem.

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