Mazda

Mazda repair questions? Ask mechanics for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have a 1983 Rx7. It sounds like there is water running…

Customer Question
Hi, I have a...

Hi, I have a 1983 Rx7. It sounds like there is water running through the dash board.

Mechanic's Assistant: How long has this been going on?

This time about a month

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your RX-7 yourself? What have you tried so far?

No. I had the engine replaced for the 2nd time about 3 years ago. The same problem with the sloshing water sound was going on then too. I take it to the dealership for repairs. The coolant light comes on & we do add coolant ourselves but the sloshing still seems to be there.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

The car is in the shop right now and they have told me they don't hear anything and so they cannot figure out what the problem is.

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Mazda
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Mazda Question
Answered in 13 minutes by:
3/26/2018
Mazda Mechanic: Gary, ASE Certified Technician replied 3 months ago
Gary
Gary, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Mazda
Satisfied Customers: 1,899
Experience: Senior Technician
Verified

Hello! My name is Gary.
Welcome to JustAnswer.
I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with a reply shortly.

Ask Your Own Mazda Question
Mazda Mechanic: Gary, ASE Certified Technician replied 3 months ago

If you need to add coolant, you have a leak.

If no external loss is noted, a rotor housing water seal is the likely culprit.

The dealer should know if you hear coolant in the heater core sloshing.

Gary

Ask Your Own Mazda Question
Mazda Mechanic: Gary, ASE Certified Technician replied 3 months ago

Hello again,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards

Gary

Ask Your Own Mazda Question
Mazda Mechanic: eric remington,
 replied 3 months ago
eric remington
Category: Mazda
Satisfied Customers: 862
Experience: mechanic/service advisor at topline auto
Verified

s​o you are low on coolant? u may have air still trapped in system

Ask Your Own Mazda Question
Mazda Mechanic: eric remington,
 replied 3 months ago

f​ind leak and fix.... bleed air in system....have you had system pressure tested for leakage

Ask Your Own Mazda Question
Mazda Mechanic: eric remington,
 replied 3 months ago

pressure test system and fix leak. Its not normal to have to add coolant maybe a little every 3 months...anything more you have a leak and it needs to be fixed

Ask Your Own Mazda Question
Mazda Mechanic: eric remington,
 replied 3 months ago

p​lease rate me as that is how I am compensated

Ask Your Own Mazda Question
Mazda Mechanic: eric remington,
 replied 3 months ago

If you are satisfied with your answer, please take a moment to rate my service before you go. Experts are not compensated without a positive rating. Providing a rating does not close the question, you can reply or ask additional questions without incurring further charges. Rating my answer positive charges your account the full question value and credits me. Submitting for a refund removes the credit from my account and makes me donate my time and experience for free, which is not my intention. Please only rate positive if you are satisfied and intend on paying for the services you agreed to. Thanks!

if for any reason, you can't rate my answer OKAY, GOOD, or EXCELLENT/3 STARS OR HIGHER today. Please reply and let me know why, so I can help more/better. All follow up responses are FREE, after completing the required rating
Please remember to rate service using the separate rating page. Thank you

Ask Your Own Mazda Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a mazda mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask eric remington Your Own Question
eric remington
eric remington
eric remington
Category: Mazda
Satisfied Customers: 862
862 Satisfied Customers
Experience: mechanic/service advisor at topline auto

eric remington is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Drew

Drew

Super Mazda Tech.

2,188 satisfied customers

19 yrs. experience. Mazda Senior Certified Tech, with Ford, Linc. & Merc. experience. ASE L1 Advanced Certified Master Tech.

Chris (aka- Moose)

Chris (aka- Moose)

Technician

919 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

mazdamaster577

mazdamaster577

Master Technician

691 satisfied customers

mazda master/shop foreman for 15 years.

George H.

George H.

ASE Certified Technician

458 satisfied customers

15+Years

Ron Z.

Ron Z.

- Mazda Tech -

418 satisfied customers

18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Mazda Diagnostics

Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly

Mazda Mechanic

273 satisfied customers

17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.

Mazda Ed

Mazda Ed

ASE Certified Technician

264 satisfied customers

ASE Certified Mazda Master Technician

< Previous | Next >

Related Mazda Questions
3 alternators & belts in last 14 months. 1st alternator and
3 alternators & belts in last 14 months. 1st alternator and belt kept squealing after replacement no matter what my mechanic did to adjust. returned it, and replaced with 2nd alternator n belt...teste… read more
Randall
Randall
Auto Technician / Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
69 satisfied customers
Mazda MPV: Is it safe to keep driving and refilling the reservoir
Is it safe to keep driving and refilling the reservoir for the water/antifreeze until I can get some where to have car fixed? This goes with my first question. Mazda 2004 mini van mpv leaking water/an… read more
Randall
Randall
Auto Technician / Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
69 satisfied customers
Mazda Tribute: I have a 2001 Mazda Tribute that has a coolant
I have a 2001 Mazda Tribute that has a coolant leak. It is coming from the engine block, but what's weird is that the car does not overheat. A couple months ago it was overheating while not accelerati… read more
Randall
Randall
Auto Technician / Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
69 satisfied customers
Mazda 3: 2008 Mazda 3, automatic transmission and automatic
2008 Mazda 3, automatic transmission and automatic heater panel Car heater blows cold air when idling but hot when driving. Coolant is topped up and temperature sits at the half way mark (does not flu… read more
Drew
Drew
Super Mazda Tech.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,188 satisfied customers
Mazda tribute: coolant light comes on and off. No water leaks.
coolant light comes on and off. No water leaks. Had pressure test done twice all good. Mazda tribute… read more
Randall
Randall
Auto Technician / Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
69 satisfied customers
24 hrs to let the seals swell to regain compression
I have a 1988 rx7 that has been sitting up for about a year. I spoke with a mechanic who said he's dealt with them a few times. He suggested spraying oil in the throttlebody and spinning the engine ov… read more
Randall
Randall
Auto Technician / Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
69 satisfied customers
1995 Mazda Millenia: 15 minutes..dealership..check engine light
A couple of days ago when I got in my 1995 Mazda Millenia & turned on the heat it was only blowing cold air, even with the temp set @ 80 degrees & after driving for 15 minutes or so. The Mazda dealers… read more
BigBob
BigBob
Service Manager
High School or GED
2,846 satisfied customers
Serpentine belt..he called about 30 min later saying the battery was
My serpentine belt just completely broke. I was letting a friend use my car to run up to the store and he called about 30 min later saying the battery was dead. I just bought a brand new battery about… read more
Randall
Randall
Auto Technician / Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
69 satisfied customers
2004 Mazda Tribute: V6..overheating..guage lowered and when I shut
My 2004 Mazda Tribute V6 is overheating. I put the heat on and the temp. guage lowered and when I shut off the heat, the temp. guage rose again. I would like to take it to a place to have it checked o… read more
Randall
Randall
Auto Technician / Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
69 satisfied customers
mazda 6: 50k miles on it..highway..traffic..loosing coolant/water.
i have a mazda 6 with about 50k miles on it. started over heating several months ago. the car was fine on the highway, but got hot while sitting in traffic. it was loosing coolant/water. we have had i… read more
Drew
Drew
Super Mazda Tech.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,188 satisfied customers
2000 Mazda Miata: 130,000 miles..timing belt..started hearing..pully
I have a 2000 Mazda Miata with 130,000 miles. At 100,000 I had the timing belt and water pump replaced. a few weeks ago I started hearing a rattling sound by the pully in th bottom of the front of the… read more
HondaPlatinum
HondaPlatinum
High School or GED
148 satisfied customers
Mazda 6: cabin..rough..Metal Vibration noise coming
Hi all, I wonder does any Mazda 6 2.5 owners out there having the same problem as I am. Currently my Mazda 6 2.5 (2008) is having alot of "in-cabin" noise.. while driving on rough surface roads... loo… read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
1983 mazda: dealership..the headlights, the left one went..untill..sat
looked at a 1983 mazda rx7 today at a car dealership. everyting worked fine except when i turned on the headlights, the left one went up and down continously and would not stop untill i turned the leg… read more
HondaPlatinum
HondaPlatinum
High School or GED
148 satisfied customers
1990 mazda: runs great..the add coolant buzzer..compression..rebuild
I have a 1990 Mazda RX7 with 75,000 miles on it... it overheated and although it still runs great I have to add coolant quite often... the add coolant buzzer yelps some days all the time.. and other d… read more
Drew
Drew
Super Mazda Tech.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,188 satisfied customers
2004 mazda 6: still becoming hot after gasket and thermostat with anti
2004 mazda 6 still becoming hot after gasket and thermostat with anti-freese has been replaced, I have to add antifreese every day..… read more
HondaPlatinum
HondaPlatinum
High School or GED
148 satisfied customers
Mazda RX7 Our RX7 is now leaking coolant. Hoses seem to be
Our RX7 is now leaking coolant. Hoses seem to be fine, in fact, we replaced a couple of them in the past month. The leaking is seen in the front of the car-towards the drivers side. We left the car id… read more
HondaPlatinum
HondaPlatinum
High School or GED
148 satisfied customers
2007 Mazda 6: leaks..rains..sunroof..the rear drivers side floorboard
My daughter's 2007 Mazda 6 leaks whenever it rains and has since the day we bought it 11 months ago. (At first, we thought she was careless about closing windows and sunroof properly.) Water pools in … read more
Drew
Drew
Super Mazda Tech.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,188 satisfied customers
2004 Mazda 6: Mine has just begun the intermittant smoking..runs great
I just read a 2 year old post on a smoking 2004 Mazda 6. Mine has just begun the intermittant smoking. 101,000 miles. runs great. all fluids are fine and never had a days trouble. Now white smoke comi… read more
indy-tech
indy-tech
Shop owner, technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
11 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x