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fuel leak under hood
Hi there: Without being there to physically inspect your Mazda, it's impossible for us to tell you what is causing your fuel leak. If it's with the fuel rail however, you should take the time to replace the entire rail,...
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my car makes a sound like rocks rolling when i place car into drive cannot hear when in park on under load
It seems you have two separate problems. The "rocks rolling around a tin can" sound is most commonly from the exhaust system. Possibly a broken / loose baffle in the muffler or resonator. Most commonly would be a heat shield...
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battery tested fine, car won't start
One way to diagnose this is to use a voltmeter to check for battery voltage at the starter motor when the key is held in the "start" position. If there is power to the starter motor, and yet it doesn't...
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Engine shakes at idle, burning smell, only in cold temperatures
Hi there. The vibration could be the engine mounts loose on your engine or transmission. The engine knocking noise could be the engine pinging as there is not enough fuel to burn and the cylinders are colder than normal. This...
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Q: Car turns over but won't start
Hello. A car with the ignition switch left on typically only drains the battery. This results in a slower crank, which is not fast enough to start the combustion cycle. If you have not already attempted to jump start the...
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Troubleshooting the fuel pump
Hello - qualified "yes" on this. The fuel pump should run for at least a second or two to pressurize the fuel system. I recommend double-checking fuses for the fuel pump and the engine management computer, the fuel pump relay...
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Noise in CV Joint
CV joint failure is very common on front wheel drive cars like yours. The CV joints are a ball-in-groove arrangement that allows the axle to drive the front wheels while the wheels are steering. When they get some age on...
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Aircon makes car battery flat
Hi there. From the description you have provided, the alternator may not be keeping up with additional load of the air conditioning system. This could be the result of, a loose/worn drive belt or a faulty voltage regulator which is...
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Q: Why does my car vibrate when idle?
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate and eventually stall. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that...
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Water leaking inside roof top by driver side, by rearview mirror and above passenger visor.. Only when rains no sunroof. 97 Mazda
Hi there. If your vehicle is equipped with a soft top or it's a convertible then the seal that connects the top to the cab front base may be split or has a tear in it. Remove the top cover...
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Reverse gear wont work but other gears work.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Losing reverse can happen for a wide number of reasons. To simplify things, start with a full inspection. This will include checking the level and condition of the transmission fluid. If it is low...
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I tried to recharge my AC and whenever I put the gage in it says 0 I start to recharge it and gage fluctuates and car makes noise
Hi there. It is more than likely that you have either an AC refrigerant leak or that the compressor is damaged. The leak can be caused by damaged low or high pressure hoses, connections or other components that might be...
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1999 mazda 626 has no fuel and no spark
It sounds like you may have an issue related to power getting to both the ignition system and the fuel system. I would suggest checking to make sure there is power running to the ignition module and the fuel pump...
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Q: Misfire in cylinder one
Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft...
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After driving my car will start no problem, but if it sits fir 8_10 hrs batter is dead. Battery is good,alternator is charging .
The first thing is to never disconnect the battery with the engine running or you may damage computer or charging system due to overcharge condition. If your battery is going dead after sitting for longer than 6 hours then you...
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Cylinder misfire and white smoke
The faint white smoke may indicate the possibility of a blown cylinder head gasket. A blown head gasket may cause a number of different symptoms. Coolant in the engine oil, an engine misfire or oil leaking from the engine could...
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When I turn my car on it bogs down off and on but when I turn my ac on it will keep doing it worse and then the car starts shaking
There are a number of things that may cause the engine to bog down as you describe. The reason this appears to be worse when the AC is on is that the AC compressor requires a bit more power from...
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car starts only when held in cranking position.
Hi Juan. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Typically this issue happens because the electrical circuit from the ignition switch, to the starter is not completed, so when you let go of the key in the forward position, power will stop...
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99mazda626 2.0 auto trans car starts but won't move in any gear
If the code is P0708, the causes might be a misadjusted transmission range sensor, a faulty transmission range sensor, or damaged or disconnected wiring that is associated with the transmission range sensor. The sensor should be tested prior to condemning...

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