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I have a 2002 Madza Millennia and it been jerking really hard and it keeps cutting off
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My car works completely fine all day today. All of the sudden it started to make some noise underneath whenever I back up. It soun
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I Need to find transmission speed sensor location for a 2006 mazda 6s,auto 6 speed & manual
Hi J. M. Thanks for contacting us tonight. The speed sensor for a 2006 Mazda 6 is accessible through the engine compartment and is located on the top of the differential, towards the driver side of the engine compartment. Since...
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Electrical power steering pump doesnt work after car wash
You may have got water into the connections causing the problem. You will need to disconnect electrical connections on the electrical steering and blow out connections with compressed air and see if this helps? If the system has a power...
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Squeaky, squeaky, squeaky!
Hi Rob. Thanks for contacting us today. There are several possible sources of the squeaking noise, ranging from body mounts that are worn, struts or shocks that are worn or other suspension, steering bushings. In regards to the noise while...
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My car makes a woo woo noise
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have a 96 miata that i am trying to restore. It will not go into reverse nor will it shift it second gear when driving. It is an a
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my 2004 manual rx-8 has been having a distinct smell lately ive been told by my friends its my clutch at one point the car was rev
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My serpentine belt came undone but it isn’t showing tear and wear. What made it come undone completely?
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New plugs and new battery but it won't turn over
Hi Diamond. Thanks for contacting us today - and our first for 2018! If you turn the key of your Mazda and the starter will not engage, but you have power to accessories like lights, radio and such, then the...
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Transmission range sensor
It sounds like you may have a problem with the transmission range sensor, also known as the transmission position sensor. This sensor is responsible for sending data or input to the PCM relating to the transmission in order for the...
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How do you access the exhaust manifold behind the engine on a 2001 mazda mpv lx
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Idle jumps up and down on manual trans with air coolant/thermostat engine code?
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car starts only when held in cranking position.
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Acceleration stops around 38 miles
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