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Car cranks all the time but only start 20-25% of the time. Mechanic could not find the problem!!! Please help
Hi There, This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark or possibly timing issues and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination...
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When I go over a bump or uneven road, I hear a clunk at the rear right side of the car. Its a mazda6
Hi there. It's common for rear suspension components to wear out over time, which can cause a clunking noise including a loose or damaged strut, rear stabilizer bar or lower control arm that is damaged. I would recommend having a...
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2007 Mazda 6 3.oL V6... Just had my engine replaced, and now the oil pressure light comes on at idle/low rpms. I've heard that it
The switch can be ruled in or out by directly testing oil pressure with an external gauge. Pump output can be tested if there is a test plug at the pump housing. Oil supply to the valve train can be...
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When turning left or right clinking noise in the front.
Lift the hood and have someone turn the wheel back and forth while you feel the top of the strut under the hood and listen and feel for the upper strut bearings making noise. They may need to be replaced....
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Check engine is on after new alternator
It sounds like you may have a failing voltage regulator. When the voltage regulator is not working properly, this may result in the alternator allowing too much power to be delivered to the battery resulting in damaging wires and prematurely...
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Heater works intermittently, when not working car overheats and thermostat is new
Hi there. In most cases, when you have issues with the heater working and the vehicle overheating, it's caused by an obstruction of coolant inside the heater core. The cooling system circulates hot coolant / water into the heater core...
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Car lurches when AC is on
Hi there. When the engine is put under a load by the AC system, the car’s computer automatically attempts to compensate for that by adjusting the idle. If there is carbon buildup within any part of the system, including the...
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Car shakes when I'm idel. What could be wrong and how much to fix it?
Based on your symptoms of rough idle and a check engine light, I would recommend a check engine light inspection. This will help to determine the exact cause of the rough running and check engine light. Consider YourMechanic as check...
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When parking in a parking spot, my car makes a purring/creaking noise when turning the wheel all the way, at slow speeds.
Hi there. What you are describing is typically an indication of low power steering fluid or problems with the power steering system. It is also possible that the serpentine belt or drive belt is showing signs of wear and tear....
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My car won't start after driving through flooded road.
There is likely an electrical fault or malfunction due to water immersion. The possibilities as to the exact component(s) are somewhat numerous so you will be best served if you simply request a no start diagnostic. If you request that...
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Trying to get a quote and when I put my phone number in it puts it in backwards. Thanks Malinda
Hi there. To request an estimate to have your thermostat housing replaced on your Mazda 6, please click this link to the service page. Once on that page, you need to click the Get a Quote button and enter your...
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once i turn the car it was shaking and once you drive it it was not accelerating like it should i started to see smoke come out
You should check to see if you are losing coolant since the smoke may be from a blown head gasket leaking coolant into one of the cylinders causing it to misfire. If you are not getting low on coolant then...
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It has the 3.0 Duratech V6, with a six speed Aisin trans.
What you are describing sounds like possibly low transmission fluid, a bad speed sensor or potentially a faulty transmission control module, which also controls the speed sensors. The transmission control module has various sensors such as vehicle speed sensors, wheel...
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Overheating
Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant...
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I changed the spark plugs, now my car is shifting into reverse really hard, and it is stuck in 3rd gear
What you are describing sounds like possibly low transmission fluid, a bad speed sensor or potentially a faulty transmission control module, which also controls the speed sensors. The transmission control module has various sensors such as vehicle speed sensors, wheel...
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PCV Valve
Too much air flowing into the intake causes the engine to lean out, as a result of too much air in relation to the fuel and misfire. At an idle, the PCV valve restricts air flow, to reduce this problem....
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Bypassed my heater core and refilled my reservoir tank for coolant checked it after two days it's getting low again
I can't help but think that there is a little more back-story here. But I presume you bypassed the heater core because you had a leak inside the car. That's something you can do if you don't need heat of...
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Air filter
You may need to pull the air cleaner out and run it through the K&N cleaner and inspect it to make sure it is free from debris and not otherwise clogged. In the event it is clogged, you may notice...
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Car is dead after I tried putting in a new battery. Nothing works as if there was no battery at all
The battery you bought has a "higher capacity" (more amps; same voltage) than your original which is good and so battery "power" is not the issue. But, it is a different physical size, so you want to be absolutely sure...
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A/C doesn't get cold. Low pressure line gets hot rather than cold.
It is possible that a short circuit or other electrical control problem occurred. If that is the case, perhaps the condenser clutch is not being powered on; that would explain the lack of cooling. There are quite a few other...

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