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91 mazda b2600i When you press gas when @ idle it wants to cut off, when you let off gas it picks back up & no power when driving.
What you are describing is loss of power as well as near stalling. The cause of that fault can be diagnosed, and any required repairs made, if you request an engine loss of power diagnostic. To give you an initial...
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Q: Valve cover leaking on to exhaust manifold gasket can that make it blow white smoke and make CEL flash
Hi Donald. Thanks for contacting us today. Although oil leaking on an exhaust manifold can create smoke, it typically does not enter the pipe and blow out the rear exhaust pipe. So, it's not really likely that the valve cover...
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Changed the trans/motor mount and now car will not crank/start. I get dash lights, headlights, etc but now the immobilizer is on
Hi Jaime. Thanks for contacting us today. The only thing that comes to mind is that you've experienced some sort of electrical short or overload recently. If you replaced engine mounts without disconnecting the battery or the battery arched somehow,...
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My car leaked it’s oil and doesn’t want to turn on, made these loud noises then shut off on me and leaked the oil and hasn’t turne
The first thing to do is to locate where the oil leaked out of the engine to see if the engine seized up and entire engine may need to be replaced.
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Multiple things that could be wrong with my Mazda?
With all the different issues with your vehicle i would recommend having a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come to you and check all the problems out for you. You may have suspension and transmission issues than may do more...
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Q: Valve cover leaking on to exhaust manifold gasket can that make it blow white smoke and make CEL flash
You may have piston rings leaking compression into the crankcase causing the problem and will need to have a compression and pressure test to the cylinders to see what is leaking.
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got spark, got gas from injectors, cranks but won't start
You will need to check to see if there is spark getting to the spark plugs at end of wires. You may need a cap and rotor. If there is spark at plugs and have fuel pressure and injector pulse...
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2010 mazda cx7. Key fob won't lock doors. Also can not lock doors using the door switch. Worked earlier today
Normally, power is always available at the power door lock switch so the doors can be locked and unlocked, from the inside, at any time. If the power door lock switch in the vehicle does not work, the cause of...
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My engine revs up and down while I'm parked and driving and my car turns off
It is possible that your idle air control valve could be malfunctioning. The idle air control valve is responsible for making sure that the RPMs stay at a certain point during idle. I would recommend having your idle air control...
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What would cause a vehicle to cut off going down the road?
A few possible causes of the stalling that you are describing are a faulty mass airflow sensor, faulty camshaft or crankshaft position sensors, worn spark plugs, wires or defective ignition coil(s), inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (clogged fuel filter, injectors,...
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My car won’t start. There is a red flashing light, car with key symbol. No noise is made when I turn key. Just had it checked
You should not have two programmed keys on the same keychain. If that does not work then you have a problem with the anti-theft system or the key programming. The system can only be programmed using the factory level scanner....
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98 mazda b2500 steering wheel was locked. I turned key and wheel and it came loose. now truck don't do anything. battery is fine.
You're not imagining it. The ignition switch is made up of two parts, the lock assembly which handles the job of locking the steering column, and the switch element which does the electrical work. The switch element is made of...
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Car won’t start, battery is good. Head lights in dash won’t come on. Radio comes on. Can’t lock doors.
The only way to rule out the battery as a cause, or contributing factor, is to perform a load test on the battery. If a battery has internal defects, even if fully "charged" it may not be able to supply...
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After hitting a big puddle, car has whirring/grating noise in front of car. Also driver seat belt buckle won't pull out when cold
The seat belt retractor should be replaced as an assembly. It can be checked for obvious, and repairable faults, but generally an item like that which is safety related is not worth taking a risk over. Water can exert lots...
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car wotn turn on, but battery is fine and odometer light is off
Without knowing more about the noise engine is making it will be hard to give a diagnosis. I suggest trying to get a jump start to see if it cranks over and test battery and charging system. You may have...
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How much would it cost to buy and replace a 2005 mazda 6 sport engine with labor
The price for a remanufactured or used motor will vary widely and may exceed the value of the car of anywhere from $1500 to $3500 for the engine. Labor will also vary due to labor rates and what engine is...
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Turned on heater car started shaking turn it off and on it stopped shaking never did it again. Was snowing why did it do thst?
Hi Tony. Thanks for sending your question to us tonight. When you turn on a heater or AC unit, it causes additional drag on the engine. This can cause small issues like clogged fuel injectors or other components failures to...
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Heater fan comes on when engine is shut off. 2009 Mazda CX 9 AWD
If you are referring to the blower motor in the passenger cabin, a faulty (stuck on) relay is a possible cause but the exact cause would have to be determined in a circuit trace. If the circuit is powered even...
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Went too long without oil change and started hearing metal clanking noises. What should I do?
Hi Delmy. Thanks for contacting us today. The truth is, without removing the valve covers and inspecting the internal engine components, there is no way to be 100% what damage has occurred and what repairs are needed. When you have...

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