In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- One of the important parts of each and every Mazda is the drive belt, or more commonly known as the fan belt.
- We thought it was the drive pulley for the water pump, which meant it would be a bit of a task to fix, and as an engine without a fan belt means no power-steering, no battery charging, no water pumping, etc.
- If the water pump cannot turn, something might be wrong with the fan belt.
- When it gets severe we'd expect it to be accompanied by sporadic squealing of the type you get when a fan belt slips.
- It turned out the fan belt which drives the air conditioner had broken and the vehicle was later replaced.
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