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Mazda Cx-7 Parts And Mazda Cx-7 Accessories

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  • Mazda CX-7: Radiator Repair

    The Mazda CX-7 is built to be athletic, designed for a spirited drive. It gives you car-like handling, and it comes in an all-wheel drive option. The mid-size crossover SUV is a fun, great ride. But even a cool Mazda CX-7 can run hot and wild. A radiator defect, leak, or damage can make the engine run at extremely high temperatures until it overheats. Before this leads to engine failure, you must have the radiator fixed. Here\'s a quick guide to radiator repair:

    Radiator problems

    The job of the cooling system is to keep the engine operating within safe temperatures. If it runs too hot and overheats, something can be wrong with the system. The radiator may fail at dispersing heat from the coolant that has circulated around the hot engine. The radiator should then be checked. Look for cracks, broken fins, and any form of damage. If there\'s any indication of an overheating radiator, the ones to blame can be a faulty cooling fan, a broken fan belt, a busted water pump, or a worn-out thermostat. The radiator might also be clogged or there can be a coolant leak.

    Radiator leak

    If there\'s a coolant leak within the cooling system, the radiator is often the primary suspect. To confirm where the leak is coming from, a cooling pressure test can be done. You should also check the hoses that link the radiator to the engine for any sign of leak. If the coolant leak is coming from a cracked or broken radiator hose, this must be replaced. Radiator leaks are often the cause of a blown radiator cap. The problem can also stem from an internal leak in the head gasket or engine block or an external leak from a broken water pump. Leaks in the radiator are quite tricky to locate. A radiator pressure kit will help reveal the location of the leak through air bubbles.

    Radiator fix

    For small radiator leaks, some will use a sealant additive or sealer, which may come in liquid or powder, for a temporary fix. The sealer will find its way through the nooks and crannies and will clog an opening or a hole as a semi-permanent seal. The type or the material it\'s made of should be considered when fixing the radiator. Copper or brass radiators, for instance, can be fixed using a solder and a blow torch, while aluminum radiators can be fixed using epoxy for sealing off the leaks. A blown cap should be replaced in case this is the source of the leak in the radiator. For radiator seam leaks, a metal patch can be applied. If the leak is coming from the tube, one way of fixing it is by applying some cold weld compound to the crimped tube ends. The tube should be cut after pulling away the cooling fins from it. The tube ends should be rolled and crimped prior to application. In case of severe damage, this is best handled by a radiator specialist as this may require the use of special equipment. In some cases, radiator replacement will be the best solution.