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I need some advice on an engine rebuild for my 2004 Mazda 6
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ABS problem?
When your ABS system detects the wheels are losing contact with the road you will see and feel various braking pulsations, hard pedal as the ABS is trying to help you keep control on the ice. Once the 4 tires...
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Blew hole in bottom of motor, is it worth fixing ??
If the engine has a rod that went through the block or oil pan then you may have damaged the engine block beyond repair. I would recommend having a mechanic inspect the motor and check for a possible engine swap...
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AT light on
One of the most common causes for this light to come on is the transmission input speed sensor goes bad and the transmission module connector. If you have the system scanned you would get codes pertaining to the input speed...
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my eps light is blinking
Your vehicle's electronic power steering system (EPS) relies on a computer-controlled electric motor to operate the steering rack. The control module for the EPS system has detected a fault in the system. If you request a diagnostic the responding certified...
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Horn blowing when high beams are turned on.
Hello, thank you for writing in. There is an electrical short somewhere that is delivering a power supply to the horn when the lights are turned to high. This means the wiring is touching somewhere. There are other more complex...
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Why am I losing compression on cylinder #4 on my 2006 Mazda 6
Hi there. If you are feeling air pressure coming out of the engine in this area then you have a problem with warpage or a crack that is not seen. Once everything is put together and torqued then you should...
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Alright my daughter brought her car in for oil change they said CV axles were bad needs new tires too. How to diagnose CV issue
The oil changer may have seen the CV axle boots torn open. This would allow the lube to be washed out of the joint and dirt and water to enter and damage the joint. You would not hear any noise...
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No fuel flow from tank
It sounds like you may have a faulty fuel pump or a bad fuel pump relay. The relay wires should have ground on two wires, power on one wire and switched power on another wire. To activate the fuel pump...
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The car starts but won't shift and when I take my foot off the cluch its shuts off
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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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Recently purchased a used Mazda 3. It sometimes doesn't start and not battery. Believe its the switch / contact in the shifting
There is a neutral start switch and other interlocks that could be at fault. On some Mazda's with this problem a reported fix involves the plastic shifter cable which can seize to the stud on the switch due to rust...
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After adding oil, (it burns some), the car lost power and produced EXCESSIVE blue smoke, and only under moderate load.
There is no way for me to know if you have bad piston rings based on your statement. I would recommend that if you already have the head off for repair to the valves then it is now the best...
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Crank no start. Not switching signals at the ignition coil.
Hi there. When your friend removed the spark plug while the engine was running and it was not grounded, the lazy spark may have shorted out the module in the distributor or it could have shorted out the coil in...
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Intermittent miscommunication between acc. pedal and throttle body 2007 Mazda CX-7
Hi there, from your symptom description, it sounds like your throttle position sensor is failing. Check for problem codes, whether the Check Engine or electronic throttle warning lights are on. I would recommend an engine inspection by a mobile, professional...
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Why is my steering wheel hard to turn and my EPS light on in my 2004 Mazda RX-8
Hi there. This is a common issue on your vehicle. Most of the time this is caused by a problem with the steering angle sensor. The sensor stops reading properly which causes the steering to act like this. There are...
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When I begin to come to a stop and down shift my gears my RPM'S drop almost all the way down to zero & my car almost quits/stalls
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Brake fail when cold
The problem sounds like the fluid is bypassing the rubber seals inside the master cylinder and causing the brakes to go to the floor. You should have the brake master cylinder replaced and system bled and retested. The rubber seals...
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Just a quick question
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Transmission is slipping
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