Overheating and starting issues

Asked by Feb 28, 2017 at 11:45 PM about the 2001 Mazda MPV LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Van is overheating .Keeps slowly climbing to the
h..Idk what to do.this is my 1st car/van..Also van
having issues starting it happened a few times but
it would just start after a while and a few prayers
but now overheating and issues starting..I saw a
YouTube video that lead me to believe the starting
issue was due to me needing to replace neutral
safety switch..But idk why the overheating..Please
help..I lovey 2001mazda MPV living in a new town
I don't know wany1 in and have very little friends
/connections..I'm from Brooklyn NY living in
Buffalo NY..Don't trust or know a good
mechanic..Please help

1 Answer

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Possible reasons: Bad water pump, Bad temp sensor, bad fan motor of fan belts or fan clutch, No thermostat or stuck, cooling hoses weak and collapse (bottom), catalytic converter clogged, Late timing, Plugged radiator, Low oil level, Bad radiator cap, Coolant lever low, Head Gasket Blown, Transmission (lines run into radiator, may need an external cooler), Dirty/Greasy engine, Bad oil, Towing, Engine needs tune up, Bent exhaust, Air filter dirty.

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