1997 Mazda mpv overheating after we put antifreeze in it. It has a new water pump,thermostat .

Asked by Jun 24, 2012 at 03:53 PM about the 1997 Mazda MPV 4 Dr ES 4WD Passenger Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1997 Mazda mpv is overheating after we replaced thermostat, water pump and it's full of antifreeze. Also it didn't
start this until we put the antifreeze in it. And my a/c blows out hot air

2 Answers

238,115

A bad temperture sensor could be the issue or my guess is the cooling fans aren't working. Run the car and see if they turn on, maybe you didn't hook them back up when doing the repair.

1,145

It sounds like you have an air bubble in the system, probably around the thermostat itself. Hot air is not hot enough to open the t'stat so you will need to bleed the air. Usually just squeezing the upper radiator hose will do this effectively. Look for air bubbles coming into the top of the rad, or overflow tank. Once they stop you should be good to go. And once the t'stat opens it the system will finish the bleed by itself.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Mazda MPV Questions

Mazda MPV Experts

#1 bobbyleveille
bobbyleveille
Reputation 990
#2 Gary John
Gary John
Reputation 490
#3 Michelle Ann
Michelle Ann
Reputation 310
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Odyssey
222 Great Deals out of 22,649 listings starting at $2,200
Used Toyota Sienna
243 Great Deals out of 29,678 listings starting at $289
Used Dodge Grand Caravan
170 Great Deals out of 28,957 listings starting at $2,080
Used Nissan Quest
58 Great Deals out of 2,767 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chrysler Town & Country
306 Great Deals out of 16,833 listings starting at $1,700
Used Dodge Caravan
680 listings
Used Toyota Camry
1,006 Great Deals out of 90,918 listings starting at $650
Used Toyota Corolla
783 Great Deals out of 73,832 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Civic
656 Great Deals out of 88,604 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2006 Mazda MPV For Sale
46 listings starting at $2,995
2002 Mazda MPV For Sale
33 listings starting at $2,499

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.