Wondering if its thw water pump or thermestat

Asked by Feb 01, 2014 at 07:52 AM about the 1999 Mazda 626 LX V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Over the last few weeks my car has
started running alittle hot maybe
once or twicw but as soon as I stop it
goes back down to temperature and
wont do it agaon I have to almost put
water in it everyday and I hear no
sqeaks or noises the water pump may
be going out but I also dont want to
get stranded how could I figure out
which one it is for sure?

3 Answers

41,875

The easiest and cheapest place to start is the thermostat. Replace that. Also, if you have electric cooling fans, make sure they are turning on when your engine is hot. You may have one fan that seized up if you have dual fans.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
257,885

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_would_a_car_only_overheat_when_drivin g_on_highway_not_when_driving_around_town

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
70,995

Sounds like you're low on coolant because it's leaking out. The first course of action is fix the leak and fill up the cooling system with a 50/50 mixture of antifreeze and water. Then see if it still heats up. HTH -Jim

Your Answer

626

Looking for a Used 626 in your area?

CarGurus has 193 nationwide 626 listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Mazda 626 Experts

  • #1
    littlehorn
    Reputation
    410
  • #2
    tropikalpirate
    Reputation
    280
  • #3
    lightGear
    Reputation
    240
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
74 Great Deals out of 4,421 listings starting at $2,750
Used Honda Accord
1,033 Great Deals out of 59,785 listings starting at $1,099
Used Toyota Camry
955 Great Deals out of 82,112 listings starting at $999
Used Mazda Protege
230 listings
Used Chevrolet Malibu
975 Great Deals out of 66,105 listings starting at $1,000

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.