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Check Engine Light stays on.
Hi there You should have the computer Check Engine Light scanned by a mechanic. Once the codes are received and the pinpoint test is completed, you should have a diagnosis of the failed component. A lot of times a code...
Hard braking causes steering wheel to shake
It seems that you may be correct. I am here to help and hopefully find your issue. Find a road where you can get up to around 30-40 miles per hour and lightly press on the brakes. Press on them...
Dealership is telling me my radiator is cracked and leaking. Is it safe to drive to another shop?
It can not be determined to be safe by the information given. The amount of fluid leaking out and how fast it leaks out is not given. Also how far the next shop is was not given. If you drive...
The car starts, but when I hit the gas the check engine light blinks & it feels like I don't get much power, sometimes smell gas.
Hello. A flashing Check Engine Light is an indicator that the computer has detected an issue with the vehicle's engine management system that could potentially cause harm to the emissions system. Continuing to drive with a flashing Check Engine...
Car has been randomly sputtering/hesitating when driving on the road.
Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. Bad fuel or too high of a fuel rating will cause a sputter problem. Fuel that has been sitting for a while and is not regularly added by fuel trucks will have excessive...
2004 Mazda 6s (V6-3.0L Automatic) VS. 2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS
From your tax dollars, and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the 2004 Mazda 6 has 0 Recalls and 0 Technical Service Bulletins - which all manufacturers are required to report for serious problems. The 2004 Hyundai Elantra has 5...
My trunk won't open with my remote keypad and the button in my car
Hello there, the trunk failing to work from the remote and fob is a common failure on your 2004 Mazda 6. The most likely cause of this is a lock actuator failure or a wiring harness fault. A qualified technician...
The transmission is slipping.
Hi, thanks for writing in. It seems that the clutch disc is most likely worn to the point that the pressure plate cannot fully engage and lock the clutch to the engine. If that is the case, you will need...
I put a cold air intake on my car I have replace the O2 sensor that is failing area code p0151 I'm not sure what to do mass is new
Hello. If the P0151 code persists after replacing the oxygen sensor, then it may be possible that the issue is with the wiring. If there is any damage or wear to the oxygen sensor connector or wiring there may be...
oil seal filter leakage
There is a small o-ring that sits inside of the top of the oil filter that is intended to seal up to the bottom of the oil filter housing. If this is not properly mated with the bottom of the...
My car was working fine yesterday, and now it won't start.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. There is a possibility that the vacuum may have drawn too much power from the accessory plug causing a short, although this is unlikely. You should have a check engine light on which would...
Car starts as usual but as soon as you start to drive the car immediately dies.
If the timing chain is badly worn very badly, it may cause the engine to run poorly or not start at all. A badly worn timing chain usually comes with noises and a check engine light. Consider having another mechanic...
My AWD is not working
Hey there. This could be anything from something simple as a differential clutch connector problem to something more serious, such as a mechanic failure with clutches, rear axle, or coupling. You should have a Check Engine Light of some kind...
How do I fix the window on the driver side?
Hi, thanks for writing in. It sounds like it is time to replace the motor and regulator assembly in your car. The regulator is binding and the motor has a circuit protection kicking out due to the overload. If you...
If all four of my tires turn while the car is in the air, what's causing it not to work when I drive it on the road?
Hi there, thanks for writing in. Before an issue like this can be properly diagnosed, the vehicle would need to be lifted off the ground and have all four wheels in the air. Then the vehicle would need to be...
Car starts, then stalls in one second.
Hi there. This can be a computer issue, but from the codes and the issue it sounds more like a voltage problem. If there is low voltage from a bad battery or a bad connection then the vehicle will act...
Knocking noise underneath car.
Hi, thanks for writing in. Diagnosing the exact source of a vibration or noise is typically only possible through an onsite inspection. However, after reading the symptoms you're describing, the two possible suspects may include the wheel bearings or the...
Mazda 6 reliability
While we are not permitted to endorse certain makes and models of vehicles, we can tell you there are several other websites that not only have customer reviews, but also list the common problems. Often you can find great information...
Code p0421
Most mechanics will use a diagnostic scan tool to download the source of the error codes. In the case of the P-0421, we usually find that either the catalytic converter has run its course, or the O2 sensors are giving...
My car has a lot of mileage. Is it road worthy?
Every single part on a motor vehicle will eventually fail or "wear out", and often parts will fail multiple times over the vehicle's life (for example, tires, brakes, rotors, water pumps, oil seals, timing belts, bulbs, hoses, and so forth)....

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