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Q: My car is shaking and jerking.
Based upon the symptoms you are describing, it sounds like you may have a faulty camshaft position sensor. The camshaft position sensor is a magnetic sensor that monitors camshaft speed to regulate ignition timing and fuel injection timing. It gathers...
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Q: Valve cover leaking on to exhaust manifold gasket can that make it blow white smoke and make CEL flash
Hi Donald. Thanks for contacting us today. Although oil leaking on an exhaust manifold can create smoke, it typically does not enter the pipe and blow out the rear exhaust pipe. So, it's not really likely that the valve cover...
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Flooded car please help, potential damage? write off?
When the under vehicle got soaked and sat in the water the brakes tend to lock up after that if you had the parking brake on and then when you go to release it the rear drum brakes may stick...
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Multiple things that could be wrong with my Mazda?
With all the different issues with your vehicle i would recommend having a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come to you and check all the problems out for you. You may have suspension and transmission issues than may do more...
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HelIo i have an 2006 Mazda . When putting my car in reverse it jumps, when i put my car in drive in go to 3rd gear.please help me
Lurching when the vehicle is put into gear is often caused by a high idle or a delayed gear engagement due to an internal hydraulic fault in the transmission. If the motor/transmission mounts are really loose, it is also possible...
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How dangerous is it to drive with a bent rear suspension knee
Hi Mordy. Thanks for reaching out to us today. It's very difficult to tell you what type of damage could possibly occur without knowing all the facts of the damage. When metal bends, it causes internal stress, which can cause...
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Q: Valve cover leaking on to exhaust manifold gasket can that make it blow white smoke and make CEL flash
You may have piston rings leaking compression into the crankcase causing the problem and will need to have a compression and pressure test to the cylinders to see what is leaking.
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is a 2006 mazda van hood the same as a 2009 mazda hood or in vans general
The hood for the 2006 model year van (the Mazda MPV) is Mazda part number LEY3-52-31XA. That hood will fit only the 2004, 2005, and 2006 model year vans. Some of the parts in Mazda models are used in several...
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Does a new rack and pinion need to be specific for the turbo charged engine or can you use one for a normal engine?
Hi Jean. Thanks for the question tonight. To ensure proper fit and alignment of existing brackets and mounts for the rack and pinion, you'll want to order one from the exact model you currently have.
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I have a 2006 Mazda 6i
You should first have the computer checked to get the stored codes to see if one or more spark plugs fouled out with oil. You will need to have the PCV valve and hose checked and replaced as needed. If...
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My car won’t start. There is a red flashing light, car with key symbol. No noise is made when I turn key. Just had it checked
You should not have two programmed keys on the same keychain. If that does not work then you have a problem with the anti-theft system or the key programming. The system can only be programmed using the factory level scanner....
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Only the drivers back tire rubs on the wheel well when going over bumps and sharp turns
Hi James. Thanks for contacting us today. Unfortunately, when aftermarket alterations are made, we're unable to offer technical or repair advice or services. We only focus on OEM service, repair, and maintenance tips for cars, trucks, and SUV's. You might...
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I Need to find transmission speed sensor location for a 2006 mazda 6s,auto 6 speed & manual
Hi J. M. Thanks for contacting us tonight. The speed sensor for a 2006 Mazda 6 is accessible through the engine compartment and is located on the top of the differential, towards the driver side of the engine compartment. Since...
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When my car is in drive, and I am at a stop light, foot on brake, the car rocks back and forth. it happens after a complete stop.
Hi Colton. Thanks for sending in your question. The cost of repairs would depend on what's causing these symptoms. In some cases, it's due to debris being stuck in the transmission, that can be removed by flushing the transmission fluid...
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Squeaky, squeaky, squeaky!
Hi Rob. Thanks for contacting us today. There are several possible sources of the squeaking noise, ranging from body mounts that are worn, struts or shocks that are worn or other suspension, steering bushings. In regards to the noise while...
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Got 140,160,134,154 after cleaning MAF sensor for 2004 mazda6. I had P0130 earlier but that one gone. should i replace all ho2s?
Hi Samuel. Thanks for contacting us today. It is possible for some cleaners to damage the internal tips of sensors (especially those that monitor the O2 and emissions systems). I think what is going on is that you're chasing repairs...
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I have proplem in my mazda 6 2008 transmission ihave code p07444
There is no code P07444 and only P0704 for this vehicle. The code is for a shift solenoid malfunction in the transmission and will need to have the transmission serviced to test the circuit to see if the solenoid is...
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My clutch pedal goes up and down but when I change gears it doesn’t return up all the way on its own
Hi Anthony. Thanks for contacting us today. Typically this issue is caused by either a faulty master or slave cylinder. It could also be due to a clutch fluid leak. To know for certain, a clutch inspection from a professional...
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I want to buy a 2006 Mazda 6 with 141,000 miles on it. Is this a good car?
Hi Ashdin. Thanks for contacting us today. The Mazda 6 is a hit or miss type of vehicle in regards to reliability. Some of them have no mechanical issues, while others develop transmission problems after about 10 years. However, the...
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How much would it cost to buy and replace a 2005 mazda 6 sport engine with labor
The price for a remanufactured or used motor will vary widely and may exceed the value of the car of anywhere from $1500 to $3500 for the engine. Labor will also vary due to labor rates and what engine is...

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