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DPF light, traction and engine lights flashing, car has no pulling power, dense blue/black smoke on each start.
Based on the information you provided, it is possible that a failed seal in the turbo is allowing engine oil into the intake. The result would be increases carbon buildup on your DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter). Usually a flashing Check...
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Oil cooler replacement
You could have the oil cooler cleaned off with brake cleaner first then dried. After this, then add oil leak detector dye to the engine oil and then drive vehicle a few days and check for oil leaks with a...
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I have deep, thick layers of tar on my paint.
The easiest way to remove bug mess and tar from your paint is to lay a pre-treated wipe over the affected area and let it soak. This allows the chemicals to soak in and saturate the tar. Try rinsing off...
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Low voltage O2 sensor
Hello, thanks for writing in. If the sensor is still throwing the same code then it is likely there is a fuel system issue. It sounds like a lean problem. This means that you are not getting enough gas or...
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How to install A/C blower? 2008 Mazda 5
Hi there: If you've never completed this type of job, I highly recommend having a professional mechanic replace your AC blower motor; as there are multiple electrical components, relays and other parts that can be damaged due to improper removal...
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What are the common things to check when the check engine light comes on?
When the Check Engine Light illuminates, it indicates that Diagnostic Trouble Codes(s) have been stored in your car's engine computer. The codes themselves have to be downloaded in order to know where to begin the diagnostic. The most important thing...
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Replacing the clutch master cylinder.
Hi there. The clutch pedal has to be in place first before installing the clutch master cylinder. You can install the clutch pedal after putting in the clutch master cylinder, but you will have to make room to put on...
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How complicated is it to change the alternator belt on a 2007 Mazda 5?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The alternator belt is not terrible difficult to replace. It may involve removing some of the other components in the area to gain access to the pulleys. The first step (beside accessing the belt)...
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Change electrical shift solenoid A p0753
This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...
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my car is getting higher temperature after 1km or more and there is no licking anywhere and i have replaced a new lid for radiator
Hello. Thank you for writing in. Lets start by discussing the check engine and ABS lights. These are very general warning lights that can stand for a large number of issues detected by the computer. Luckily, they are doing exactly...
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My car leaks when I fill up the steering oil right away.
The power steering pressure line from the pump to the steering rack and pinion is most likely the cause of the leak. In order to verify the power steering leak you can have a mobile mechanic like one from YourMechanic...
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2008 Mazda 5 has codes P0661 and P0720
Input from the vehicle speed sensor (VSS) is used by the transmission control module (TCM) to calculate shift points, torque converter operation and other transmission functions. Code P0720 stands for Vehicle Speed Sensor circuit malfunction. Typically, this code indicates a...
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Rear end clunk
If you have checked all the usual suspension and sway bar bushing suspects, the only thing I would consider would be possibly a worn body mount or upper strut mount. I not sure this is an issue that can be...
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DPF problem
The DPF light relates to the diesel particulate system in your vehicle which includes a filter in the exhaust system that is designed to capture excessive soot and carbon that is a bi-product of the diesel combustion process. Over time,...
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mazda 5 minivan crankshaft pulley removal ?
Hi there. If you've never completed this type of repair, I wouldn't recommend attempting it unless you have a few things. First, purchase a service and repair manual for your Mazda 5 as it will give you detailed steps that...

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