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Driving my minivan two days ago it felt like the transmission wasn't shifting right but on my way home I heard a weird noise 2001 Mazda MPV
Hi there - check your transmission fluid level first - make sure the fluid is relatively clear (vs cloudy) and closer to pink-red than black (dirty), as well as being at the correct level. Check also for problem codes, whether...
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fixing an ignition. switch to a mozda rx8 year2004
The instructions are set forth in the Factory Service Manual and in the case of the lock cylinder (the lock cylinder is probably the part that was drilled, not the switch itself, which is behind the cylinder) they are detailed....
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Shuts off on first start up but starts right away on second crank. Only happens when car is left alone for a few hours.
Hello, thank you for writing in. You are aiming in the right direction, and looking at the fuel and electrical systems is the right idea. With a starting issue like this, you have a board spectrum of components in which...
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Long cranking
There are many causes of hard starting but illustrative ones are a faulty engine coolant temperature switch (sensor), worn spark plugs, inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (caused by other than fuel filter in your case), and contaminated or old gasoline....
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Surging idle
Hello, I would start with checking things like the idle control valve and looking for vacuum leaks. Additional things to check might be an EGR valve that may be stuck open or clogged EGR ports, an intermittent or faulty connection...
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What would cause the car to want to start on its own with no key in the ignition?
The wires for the battery terminal on the ignition switch is swapped with the starting terminal on the ignition switch and is causing your starter to engage. This would not be caused by the original wiring only if it was...
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No air coming out of vents
Hi There, Your car should not overheat if there is no air coming out of the vents since the blower motor function is not related in any way to your cooling system. The air not coming out of the vents...
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My car is jerking and the engine light is on.
A loose or leaking gas cap will almost never be the cause of a poorly running engine. It will set the check engine light on and set an Evaporative System fault, but will not make the engine jerk or misfire....
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Changed battery car won't start
See if any diagnostic trouble codes were set via the OBD-II on board diagnostics. Prior to performing diagnostics be sure you have a fully, 100% charged battery. Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing...
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Traction Control System
Hello, It sounds like you may have a problem with your [traction control]( module or potentially a faulty wheel speed sensor. The traction control system monitors the steering and stability of the vehicle and engages when loss of traction has...
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How to disable and enable horn while lockin??
Hi there. Your best bet is to contact your Mazda dealership and ask them if this is something that can be disabled. To my knowledge, on newer cars it's very difficult to complete this process or not available at all;...
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I was wondering if a veil side fortune body kit would fit on this car if I ordered on and had it installed.
The full body kit is designed for the RX-7 from 1993 to 2002 models. Your model of the R2 and the kits model of FD3S is the same design only a little different to accommodate for an engine with dual...
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Possilbe minor blown head gasket or warped cylinder?
Checking for cooling system leaks is the first place to start. A certified technician can pressure test and/or add dye to the cooling system to pinpoint if there are any leaks. There can possibly be a leak that's small enough...
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starting issue
Hard starting can be due to a few different things. Low fuel pressure can be a cause. The fuel system should maintain pressure for an easy start, even when the car sits overnight. If the pressure drops, due to a...
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My car clicks once and won't start.
Prior to performing diagnostics be sure that you have a fully, 100% charged battery that passes a load test. Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. If the immobilizer system...
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2008 Mazda Tribute condenser issue.
The condenser on your vehicle is manufacture specific. Now, the years 2001 - 2004 are the same but in 2005 all years had different models of condensers. I say that if the ports are the same, the dimensions are the...
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How much would you charge to replace the control arm bushings in the front and rear? 1999 Mazda Miata
Sent to CS front lower control arm bushings replacement front upper control arm bushins replacement rear lower control arm bushings replacement rear upper control arm bushings replacement
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Beeping sound???
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The vehicle is likely experiencing some kind of sensory error. It will need to have its computer scanned for diagnostic codes. If there are no codes present, you will want to look into...
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Brakes won't let go after changeing main brake cylinder.
Rule out obvious causes such as sticking calipers. If you are positive that the caliper pistons are free and the pins in the torque plate are free as well, measure the brake line pressure at each wheel to determine both...
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what does it mean when after overheating, engine is spiting on the Radiator side, how to find out how bad it is ?
Hello, and thank you for writing in. If the vehicle has overheated to a certain point, the engine will fail and completely lock up. To test if this is your issue, manually spin the engine with the proper socket and...

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