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Comeing home from work yesterday,my 03 Mazda 6 started

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blowing steam from under the...
Comeing home from work yesterday,my 03 Mazda 6 started blowing steam from under the hood. When i pulled into my drive way there was a huge amount of steam and antifreeze comeing from the car, and it still continued to run. Raised the hood looking for a busted and it wasn't there. The temprature controll sensor was completely out,put it back in and now car will not start.
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The first step is going to be to determine where it is leaking from. Does the starter crank the engine? Does it sound real easy?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
It was leaking from the side of the motor , where the coolant temperature sensor had dislarged itself.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
IT just continue to crank,but but doesn't start. Yes it turns over without hesitation.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Do you think the problem might be in the harness or computer because of all the moisture?.
Mazda Mechanic: Tool Hut, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

No the sensor should not keep it from starting. How long did you drive with steam coming out? It is possible one of the connectors or modules got wet. What size engine in your mazda 6?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I drove about five minutes tops with a small amount of vapor until i stopped at home,then there was lots of steam about a quart of antifreeze on the ground. Therefore im sure everything under the hood got wet.
Mazda Mechanic: Tool Hut, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Any connections could be causing your problems. Get some connection cleaner and undo any connections you can see and spray the cleaner and allow to dry. Reinstall connection.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Rnemoved connectors Sprayed with CRC QD Electronic Cleaner And Sprayed Starting Fluid into the Air Intake, it Acted as if it Wanted to fire atleast 3 or 4 times but failed to start.
Mazda Mechanic: Tool Hut, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Do you have a scanner or access to a scanner?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Uoo73
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Could this cause damage to the computer, like short or burn out?
Mazda Mechanic: Tool Hut, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

No. That is a communication error.,

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I am still waiting to hear from you regarding U0073 . What does it mean and what can I do about it.?
Mazda Mechanic: Tool Hut, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

The U0073 is a CAN system communication error. The procedure is to unplug every connector inspect the pins, clean as need and replug in. If the problem is not found replace the wiring harness. I can direct you but I need you to have some equipment.

Do you have a scan tool that has data from all modules? Which modules don't communicate?

Measure resistance on

I think your coolant leak is causing connection problems.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Car has been .siting for 4 days and fans come on when key is turned on.
Mazda Mechanic: Tool Hut, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Ok. I am opting out. maybe someone else can help

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Mazda Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago
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Hi Im David, did the car overheat into the red while driving it when the steam and coolant was spewing out?

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Mazda Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

ok, how long was it driven while it was overheated?

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Mazda Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

hello?

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Mazda Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

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