Asked by Aug 13, 2019 at 12:15 AM about the 2002 Mazda Tribute LX V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I changed the water pump and thermostats of my mazda tribute 2002 but still
overheating. Help please?? thanks

2 Answers


You definitely have a coolant temperature problem. Overheating can be caused by several things. A broken water pump, sticking thermostat, clogged radiator, collapsed hose, bad radiator cap, air in cooling system. Could be a defect in the cooling fan system causing the fan not to operate when needed. There could even be mechanical issues with the engine that cause this. Start by checking coolant flow. Is the top hose hot? if not it's the thermostat. If it is, with radiator cap off see if there is flow. If not, it's the radiator. If flow, purge air from the system (videos on line explain this simple procedure). This covers 90% of overheating problems.

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When you filled it with antifreeze did you permit purge or just fill it. check your antifreeze level

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