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Alright my daughter brought her car in for oil change they said CV axles were bad needs new tires too. How to diagnose CV issue
The oil changer may have seen the CV axle boots torn open. This would allow the lube to be washed out of the joint and dirt and water to enter and damage the joint. You would not hear any noise...
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I brought a radiator for my 2003 mazda 6 got it put in n its still smoking and the anit freeze is backing out where u full it up
You will need to have the engine tested to see if the head gasket is blown and allowing engine compression to get into the cooling system and forcing coolant out of the reservoir. A mechanic like one from YourMechanic can...
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Bluetooth sync with my iPhone 6S
If you are having an issue with connecting your phone to your vehicle's bluetooth system, I would recommend looking in your owner's manual to find the instructions on how to do this. This section should be in the chapter that...
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Car died, wont start, no dash lights, but every thing else works(headlights,radio etc.).
Hi there. When a problem like this occurs, it's likely caused by an electrical malfunction of some sort. The wiring between the battery and starter can become loose or broken which will prevent the starter motor from functioning. The wiring...
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Lost power while driving. Wont crank. Check engine light is on.
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several systems that may be malfunctioning. You should narrow in on the charging system first. Have your battery and your alternator checked. This can be done at home or at your local...
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Burning oil
I am not sure how adding oil can increase your compression. However, if two of the cylinders are producing 25psi less than the other two, I would consider this to be a piston ring issue. This would involve a complete...
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How much to replace an alternator in a Mazda altenza
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of replacing the alternator on a 2008 Mazda 6 with a L4-2.3L engine.
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code 1900 communication with can bus trouble. Help looking for a short. Also lean codes p0171 & p0173
Hi there. Purchasing or reviewing a service and repair manual for your 2004 Mazda 6 would be the best advice we can offer you. Look up the electrical diagram and locate each connector or ground wire connection. Quite frequently the...
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Navigation screen system says "program cannot be read" after new car battery was put in.
Hi there. You will need to do a hard reset on the vehicle if your navigation system is factory in design. Disconnect the battery and turn the headlights on. Hold your foot on the brake pedal for 1 minute and...
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Rattling knocking noise
Hi there. What you're describing appears to be a major oiling and lubrication issue that is most likely causing your knocking and rattling noise. It's likely that the issue is in the cylinder heads, but due to the fact that...
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Where is my pvc valvle located and how do I take it off and how hard will this process be?
The positive crankcase ventilation valve (PCV) is located in the valve cover, on the rear bank of cylinders. There is a tube that runs from the intake plenum to the valve, and is approximately 1/2 inch in diameter, that carries...
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Electrical - car battery positive temporarily touched negative - where is the problem?
Reverse polarity, at the battery, in a 12 volt electrical system on a car can cause a variety of effects including damaging the alternator, diodes and the numerous microprocessors on a vehicle such as those in the powertrain control module...
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Cleaning brakes
I would not go for the service. You will pay enough for the repair when the brakes need replacement. You should not have them cleaned in between the replacements unless you are having a problem with the brakes in some...
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My trunk lid keeps rattling/shaking when I drive it on a bumby road and it's very loud.
Hi there. It sounds like you have either a latch problem or a trunk adjustment problem. There could be worn or bent components in the latch assembly causing the concern. I suggest having a qualified technician perform an inspection to...
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Lac of boost and oil pissing
Hi there. We require a bit more information from you in regards to what symptoms you are specifically having with your Mazda 6 besides oil spilling from the dipstick. In some cases, reverse vacuum pressure can cause this to occur...
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High idol
More often than not, a high idle is caused by a damaged idle control valve or a vacuum leak somewhere on the engine. To diagnose this issue, have a professional mobile mechanic come to your home and complete an engine's...
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My car seems to have a hole in one of the hoses. Car keeps misfiring and idling up 2005 Mazda 6
Hi there - your misfire symptoms suggest an air leak in the engine intake system. This could be an air inlet hose as you suggest, a loose or leaking gasket in the manifold or vacuum hoses, or cracked component which...
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Exhaust muffler, front rotor
Brake rotors are replaced in pairs because if you put new brake parts, such as a rotor, on one side of the car only, when you apply the brakes the car will pull to one side. Also, if you install...
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I put a 4x4 (Jell Type Marine) battery in my sedan. Car starts and runs but loses power and completely stops.
Hi there. The battery is not holding a proper charge. Check the alternator and see if its producing a voltage of 13.5 to 14.7. If so, then have the alternator checked for the amperage that it puts out and see...
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Brakes won't let go after changeing main brake cylinder.
Rule out obvious causes such as sticking calipers. If you are positive that the caliper pistons are free and the pins in the torque plate are free as well, measure the brake line pressure at each wheel to determine both...

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