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I smell antifreeze.
If you smell antifreeze inside of your truck then it may indeed be the heater core. Most of the time the passenger side floor will also get wet from antifreeze if there is a leak in the core. A leak...
I have a hole in the gas tank.
A hole in the gas tank can be dangerous and should be fixed right away. There are shops that can repair fuel tanks, though it is much better to replace the entire tank. As for the starting issue, if it...
Air is blowing out of all vents.
It sounds like the blend door may be blocked or has come off of the case itself and is not able to block the air effectively as it should. I would check this by removing the actuator and by moving...
Check engine light illuminated all the time. 2000 Mazda B4000
Hello. If there is a misfire in multiple cylinders of the engine, this will cause the Check Engine Light to come on. However, there are a lot of other reasons that the Check Engine Light could be on. It is...
Shuddering while shifting, ocassional starting issues. 2000 Mazda B4000
Hello. There could be a problem with the ignition lock and key cylinder or the ignition switch itself. This may make the car hard to start. A worn drive shaft, worn driveshaft carrier bearings, faulty gears in the differential,...
RPMs erratic during idling, Check Engine Light on, P0174 code
Hello. The P0174 code deals with the truck running lean. That means that the PCM is restricting fuel to the injectors. This is usually caused by a vacuum leak in the engine. There could be a leaking intake gasket, or...
Truck stalls when stopping ocassionally. 2001 Mazda B4000
Hello. There could be a problem with the throttle position sensor or the idle air control valve. Both of these sensors help control proper air-fuel mixture and engine idle. Sometimes carbon builds up and clogs the idle air control valve...
Four-wheel drive thumping noise. 2006 Mazda B4000
Hello. It sounds like the transfer case is going bad causing the thumping noise you are hearing. The transfer case transfers power to the front wheels so that all four tires are working during four-wheel drive. If the transfer case...
engine is missing an surging an idle is rough - 1994 Mazda B4000
Hello. This sounds like you have a lean running engine. This can be from carbon build up on the valves and dirty or clogged injectors. Have the combustion chamber and injectors cleaned. Then see if the engine runs better. If...
I am having a problem with degraded acceleration/mileage.
I would recommend checking/testing the O2 sensor and the MAF (Mass Air Flow) sensor. When either of these two sensors are not working properly, as you may know, they will send inaccurate signals to the ECM which will then, in...
Tranny sliped now drives normal
Check the transmission fluid level. Proper checking instructions vary vehicle to vehicle but it's usually imprinted on the transmission fluid dipstick. Typical instructions will require you to check it while in Park, hot engine, and on level ground. If it...
i put new plugs an wires an fuel filter an i am still getting a miss jerking an lost of power my engine light has never came on.
I recommend having a mechanic come and look at the vehicle to check for vacuum leaks or coil problems. You may need to replace the coil pack and ignition module. These older engines may not register misfires as well as...
What would cause brand new O2 sensors to give codes 172, 173, 176, and 177, rich and lean conditions, both sides at the same time?
When it comes to across-the-board codes being set such as this, it is usually a result of something "upstream" creating the condition to set all these codes. For instance, it is rare for both O2 sensors to fail at exactly...

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