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Variable tumble control system, not really sure how to pinpoint what I need to do. Someone told me I need a new spark delay valve
There is a Mazda Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) involving the Variable Tumble Control System (VTCS) on your model. The issue in the TSB involved the mitigation of noise caused by the system and that mitigation involved re-programming of the controls....
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P1569 p0455 p0128 p0128 p0126 p1250 codes
Code P1569 refers to a faulty VTCS solenoid, specifically to, low voltage within the circuit. When this happens, the PCM detects this low voltage triggers this error message. Code P0455 refers to a leak in the EVAP system. This is...
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I was told that I need to get my engine oil pressure sensor replaced and that it was going cost $260 before tax. Is that reasonab
This would depend on the number of hours that calls for for the labor time to get the part removed and replaced. It is possible that other parts will need to be removed in order to gain access to this...
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Steering wheel vibration and shaking
You probably should have changed the struts in pair at least because now you have an original strut on one side and a replacement strut on the other. The two might be slightly different in construction even if they seem...
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Mazda6 2010: Pass AirBag Off lights up when i turn on ignition, then turns off a few seconds later. Is that a Warning?
Your vehicle is equipped with a driver and front passenger "occupant classification system". Consequently, the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light will illuminate for a specified time after the ignition is switched ON. That brief illumination serves as a...
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Check engine light and low idle
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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How do we change Language settings in Mulit Information Display menu on a cx 5
Go into the menu and select setup and then select language and then select language you want. That it. If there is no english in menu then your car does not have that option and may need to have dealer...
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What could b wrong if when I het to 55 mph and then push the gas the car vibrates. But when I let up on the gas it's fine. And the
The vibration and shaking when accelerating may be a transmission shift issue or the engine is misfiring under a load. The shaking when braking may be due to warped brake rotors. You should have the computer scanned for misfire or...
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When I'm going 55 and accelerate the car vibrates but when I'm excelerating it is fine...
Based on your description, I believe the most likely cause of this issue would be a faulty CV joint. The CV axle has two CV joints one on each end. At higher speeds if one of the CV joints is...
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2010 Mazda 3 has trouble starting sometimes
Hi S.E. Thanks for contacting us today. If you turn your key, and the engine cranks over every time but is hard to actually start, then the issue is not with the starter. It's more likely that fuel or ignition...
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How can you tell if something is wrong with your gas cap
Hi Maddison. Thanks for contacting us today. We actually have a pretty informative article about diagnosing the symptoms of a bad or failing gas cap posted on our website. Simply click this link to review some of our free tips....
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i need to know a replacement body/frame part name
Hi Joseph. Thanks for contacting us tonight. I think you're better served to contact a body shop or Mazda dealership, so you can get the specific parts that require replacement. We are unable to offer bodywork repair service advice or...
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stuttering when in cruise control
It is very likely that an issue such as this would be associated with the check engine light. I would recommend having your vehicle inspected by a qualified professional to determine if any trouble codes are stored in your vehicle....
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Can I have an extension cord plugged up to my jump starter while it's charging a battery
In some cases, depending on how dead the battery is, the battery may not be capable of holding a charge any longer. I would suggest taking the battery to auto parts store to have a load test performed on it...
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2003 mazda 6 wont rev past 3000 rpm has check engine light on mass air flow sensor has been replaced
You did not mention if your rpms are limited when driving forward gears? If you are trying to rev up the engine in park, neutral or reverse the computer will limit the rpms the engine will go and the limiter...
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My van is a mazda mpv 2003. Our van was overheating. So we pulled over and all our water from the radiator leaked out.
You need to check the right rear under vehicle to see if your rear a/c heater hose is leaking or broke the control valve. If you did not break a hose you can bypass heater core by connecting the two...
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Only the drivers back tire rubs on the wheel well when going over bumps and sharp turns
Hi James. Thanks for contacting us today. Unfortunately, when aftermarket alterations are made, we're unable to offer technical or repair advice or services. We only focus on OEM service, repair, and maintenance tips for cars, trucks, and SUV's. You might...
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Door lock cylinder replaced, car in anti-theft mode will not start.
Hi DS. Thanks for contacting us today. Unfortunately, I don't think we can help you with this issue. Security issues are proprietary to the manufacture of the vehicle. In this case, it will require a dealer or a Mazda specialist...
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I have a 2005 mazda rx-8. My car starter fine i went out the next day and the starter motor was just spinning.
Generally, this will happen when the starter is misaligned and not properly mounted in place such that it is able to engage the flywheel as it is designed to. In some case, the solenoid does not work properly, causing the...
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What causes reverse to go out in automatic transmission mini van
If you have all the forward gears and do not have any reverse then you may have an internal reverse band problem or the reverse solenoid is the problem. You will need to have the transmission computer scanned and transmission...

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