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2005 Mazda3 Sport computer not working
There is no information on a computer failing on these vehicles. The computers in these cars are very dependable. I would need more information to help with your diagnostics. A mechanic could check the system to see if a computer...
Pin in ECU connection broke and car won't start
This sounds like a pretty big deal. If the pin is one the connector side, you may be able to simply replace it with a new pig tail end. If the broken pin is in the ECU, unfortunately the ECU...
My car loses power and blows white steam from exhaust
The symptoms regarding the loss of power and white steam from your Mazda could mean two concerns. The white steam you are experiencing is most likely due to a severe coolant leak. The loss of power is likely associated with...
Transmission making whirring sound
This is a common issue with Mazda transmissions. There is an additive I recommend for the issue. It is called "instant shudder fix." It comes in a little red tube, and although may be pricey, it usually solves the Mazda...
Engine knocking
Knocking in your engine, also described as pinging, can mean one of several problems. Some may be easily fixed while others may indicate major damage. The knocking sound often occurs when the fuel and air mixture is incorrect, which causes...
Car overheats, heater malfunction
I'm not real clear yet on what is going on with your Mazda. Let's start with the diagnosdtic trouble code (DTC) that indicated a faulty Engine Coolant Temperature sensor. That needs to be replaced. Next thing: you may want to...
Car gets very low gas mileage
I would do a little quick research and find out what is typical real-world MPG for others who drive your make and model. That will provide you a realistic base-line expectation that will be more accurate that Mazda or EPA...
Car won't start; battery OK
Hello. If the engine is cranking over and the car is not starting then it is not a battery issue. The most common cause of this on your car is a bad crank sensor or a fuel pump that may...
Dashboard panel loose above the radio/fuel display
With this panel being loose, the clips and screws that hold it in place have most likely broken free or are loose or missing. A qualified technician, like one from YourMechanic, will be able to inspect your dashboard and make...
Drive light turns off at speed over 100 mph
Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2005 Mazda3 Sport. I think you may be feeling the transmission shift out of and back into high gear. It's also possible that you are feeling the torque convertor clutch disengage and...
Putting K&N short ram intake in a 2011 Mazda 3 Sport
First, I wouldn't recommend adding a short ram intake. Race cars have those short ram intakes on them, but they are programed by professional mechanics who use dynamometers and 5 gas analyzers to make the car run as efficiently as...
Low coolant temperature, thermostat issue
Hey there. If a new thermostat has been installed, I believe one of two things could be your issue. Either the thermostat you purchased is somehow faulty even as a brand new part or the cooling fan on your vehicle...
Grinding noise of wheels, changed brakes, constant screeching
Realize that those things have squealer tips. Your brakes are stuck on and there is a little mount piece that's sticks half way out. So when you have brake pads stick, it hurts nothing, but when they get thin, it...
Advice on deciding to buy a car, among BMW, Mazda, Toyota and Toyota hybrid
I'm not a hybrid fan, because they are so complex, and when they break, many cost a fortune to fix. That is the only car Toyota makes that I advise people not to buy. I wouldn't go for it unless...

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