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I need some advice on an engine rebuild for my 2004 Mazda 6
Hello. I have seen a lot of these engines fail. From my experience with them it is not a good idea to rebuild it if it is burning a lot of oil and if it has a stuck lifter. I...
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ABS problem?
When your ABS system detects the wheels are losing contact with the road you will see and feel various braking pulsations, hard pedal as the ABS is trying to help you keep control on the ice. Once the 4 tires...
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Why am I losing compression on cylinder #4 on my 2006 Mazda 6
Hi there. If you are feeling air pressure coming out of the engine in this area then you have a problem with warpage or a crack that is not seen. Once everything is put together and torqued then you should...
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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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Security like flickering when car is off. Started doing this after battery going bad.
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing some sort of electrical issues. If the security alarm system light is flickering then that could be a sign that the system may not be getting...
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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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Jerking while driving
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This sensor relays...
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What could be the problem ?
Hello There, 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...
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Dash board showing "HOLD". What's wrong with having a code P0841?
Hi there. The code P0841 means that the pressure in the transmission has dropped. This could be caused by low or dirty contaminated oil or the transmission fluid pressure sensor failing. Check the level of the transmission with the engine...
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If I remove the crankshaft balancer gear box from the oil pan does it damage the engine? 2006 Mazda 6
Hi - YES, this will damage the engine if you remove this! This balance mechanism is there to counter an imbalance that is present the crankshaft and other rotating components. If you remove this, those components will be out of...
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How would I know if I need to replace the rotors on my 2016 Mazda 6 sport without removing the tire?
Hello. Thank you for writing in. With the age of your vehicle, it is rather unlikely that you would have to replace the rotors already. The brake pads that stop the rotation of the rotors however do likely need to...
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I have a loose steering wheel
If there are known, serious faults with the vehicle, such as failed or failing struts those should be repaired as soon as possible. Consequently, if you need struts, I recommend that you request strut replacement or at least a competent...
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Is it possible to fry a new battery through faulty installation? 2009 Mazda 6
Hello - it is NOT likely your spouse damaged the battery during the swap. Far more often, the electrical energy in the battery would fry wiring or other electrical components if something is mis-connected. More than likely, the battery swap...
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Engine ran out of oil
Depending on the severity of the damage done to the engine as a result of not having oil, you may not have many other options. When an engine is run out of oil, there are many different things that can...
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Why wont mazda sell housing for waterpump by itself. Must buy both plus a core charge. When my watetpump had been replaced already
Hi there. The only entity that can answer the question as to why Mazda does anything is probably the manufacturer themselves. On the flip side, the problem you're having sounds like it could be a blown head gasket. You have...
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the car kind of stall when car excellerate
The issue you are writing in about is fairly commonly encountered. If you request a diagnostic for engine hesitation a certified mechanic will identify the underlying issue and that mechanic will also explain what has failed and the cost of...
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Crank no start. Not switching signals at the ignition coil.
Hi there. When your friend removed the spark plug while the engine was running and it was not grounded, the lazy spark may have shorted out the module in the distributor or it could have shorted out the coil in...
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Aftermarket radio installed and now I'm having some issues.
Hi there. The blue wire from the car is the remote wire to the radio. This wire is what turns on the face plate of the radio and then turns on the amp in your radio which will divide the...
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Brake fail when cold
The problem sounds like the fluid is bypassing the rubber seals inside the master cylinder and causing the brakes to go to the floor. You should have the brake master cylinder replaced and system bled and retested. The rubber seals...
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Just a quick question
What you are describing is oil leaking from the valve cover spark plug seals. The oil will get on the coil boots and spark plugs and cause misfires and short the coils out. You will need to have the valve...

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