2nd Generation Specific 1986-1992 Discussion

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Old 06-07-2004, 04:57 PM
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So the hose comming off the side of the engine block (near the leading rotor) ruptured in my car, thankfully a friend of mine came along with his handy tow strap and S-10 to tow me back to his place, schucks didn't have the replacement part on hand, so its on order from mazdatrix, I'm wondering if I can just cap off the nipple comming off the engine, and out of the firewall to have a driveable vehicle until the part comes in, or if this will hose (no pun intended) my cooling system?

Also, my gearshift makes a kind of rattling sound when accelerating hard, the noise fades when coasting/maintaining speed, if I rest my hand lightly on the gearshift the noise immediately goes away, any advice/clues as to what it is, and how to fix it?

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Old 06-07-2004, 05:12 PM
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Im pretty sure the hose is for the heater. As long as its capped good enough to hold the coolant pressure, the car should run fine, but you wont have a heater, like you need it in this heat

The rattling is probably the shifter bushings.
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