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Replaced radiator and lost transmission fluid, replaced fluid and back tires are locked up car won't "drive" or move
Hi there. To be completely honest, we really don't understand what you are stating here. If your rear wheels are locked, it's probably mechanical as opposed to an electrical glitch. Please clarify what service was performed so we can help...
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My FWD car makes clicking noises that can be felt in the peddle over 60mph. Would a bad sway bar do this?
The sway bar may cause clunk on acceleration and a click when driving if the front tires are bouncing at higher speeds. I would also have the motor mounts checked to see if they are bad also as they can...
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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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tick in motor while idling and going above 3rd gear. its a 06mazda5 manual trans whats the issue
It is possible that this issue only happens at certain RPMs. I would suspect that the ticking sound is either coming from the engines valvetrain or something loose near the clutch area causing a rattle of sorts. I would not...
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Water fell into my engine and it over heated what do I do?
If water "pooled" on the engine, you might just be seeing a cloud of steam from the water boiling off. The engine gets hot of course and trapped water will just boil off. However, if your engine cooling temperature gauge...
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I'm trying to put an axle in on a 2007 mazda 3 on the drivers side. Its a manual transmission and i can't get the axle to click
What i do is get the axle going in as far as possible and then using a block of wood I cover end of axle and drive it home with a hammer making sure the axle is straight when hitting...
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Car shut off
Hi there. What you are describing tends to occur when either an oil line becomes loose or internal engine damage occurs. However, it's also possible that you have an electrical or ignition system component failure that is causing the hard...
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Car has shut off because of overheating.. What to do
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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Back wheels won't turn,just drag
A few different things may cause the brakes to stick or lock up. The master cylinder may be causing this if it has not been properly bled. If you loosen the lines to the master cylinder and they free up,...
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AC clutch turns on and off and AC is blowing hot air
Your first instinct was probably right. The AC is likely low on refrigerant. When the system gets low but not empty the low pressure switch will cause the compressor to cycle on and off. But unless you have experience with...
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gas gauge works but always reads as if it where full even if no gas is in the car
The fuel sender inside the tank is most likely open circuit or short circuit and needs to be replaced inside the tank on the pump.
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My mazda cx9 front whhel axle broke whole driving , what is the average repair cost ,
In a case like this it's difficult to estimate the damage without getting an inspection. What probably started as a bad wheel bearing became a whole lot more complicated when it was driven until failure, and it will be necessary...
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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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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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Hello my Mazda 5 2010 has been baby making a grinding sound when I turn on ac and the loudness of it has gotten increasingly worse
Hi there. Typically when you hear a loud noise like you've described when you turn on the AC system, it's caused by damage to the AC compressor. It could be due to the internal bearings wearing out, which would explain...
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I have a 1997 Mazda Miata with an automatic transmission. I recently had new timing belt, pully and timing belt covers installed.
Hi there. One of the most common problems that occurs when major repairs is that often a minor component is disconnected and not properly installed. The symptoms you are describing are common with a vacuum leak. An engine requires a...
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I have an '07 mazda3 sedan that just went down, was told it was this problem
The keys are programmed to the specific vehicle which means that if you move the ignition switch (and key) from one vehicle to another, you will still have to re-program the "new" key to the car's computer. It will be...
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My 2002 mazda protege 5 is flashing the o/d light
Hi There, If your overdrive light is blinking (like a turn signal or hazard light), it is indicating that there is a problem with your car’s transmission. It could be the shift solenoid or possibly the speed or range sensors....
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Broken air conditioning due to leaking tube
I think you might have two separate issues here. The air conditioner "coolant" is a pressurized refrigerant that can only be installed with special equipment. The coolant that you poured in and had leak out of the bottom is the...

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