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Car jerking when switching gears
The illumination of a dashboard warning light means that a vehicle system has detected a fault. In many cases, the vehicle can be scanned for fault codes and data concerning the system. Your symptoms lead me to believe that there...
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Car sluggish and hearing noises from engine
Hello. The most common causes of low power and noise on this engine are either a failing catalytic converter, or more commonly, a failing timing chain or variable timing actuator. Both of these are very common problems with this engine....
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Key won't unlock car anymore
The latch inside the door is locked and unlocked by a lock actuator. The latch or lock actuator has likely bound up, and will need to be accessed get the door open. If this is the case, the inside door...
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Alarm preventing startup
Hi there. Sounds to me that your vehicle's anti-theft system is malfunctioning. This will disable your vehicle's ignition not allowing you to start it. I would suggest having a certified mechanic look more in depth at your vehicle's starting issue....
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Clutch slipping on manual transmission
Unfortunately, the Mazda clutch is a hydraulic system that has no adjustments. If the clutch is slipping the clutch disc is most likely either worn or the pressure plate is faulty. The clutch system will need to be inspected and...
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Sunroof not closing in 2006 Mazda6
Check the 10amp sunroof fuse in the left kick panel AC fuse. The system may have a bad switch or control module assembly. If the fuse is not burned-out, then the roof would have to be checked by a professional,...
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Clutch sticking
The clutch hydraulic system would have to be checked first, to make sure that it is moving the clutch pressure plate in and out. If it is working properly, then your clutch pressure plate has a problem, and the transmission...
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Electrical problem
Electrical concerns can often times be difficult to narrow down. It appears that your Mazda may have corrosion issues with its battery cables. It is not uncommon for the battery cables to develop corrosion near the battery terminals. Corrosion tends...
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Steering wheel does not turn
It sounds as if your vehicle has possibly suffered damage to the steering system. If it was in an accident, it is possible there may have been damage done to the steering rack, which uses red transmission fluid in it's...
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Problem communicating with smart key
If your car is having a problem communicating with the smart key, it may need reprogramming, or it may simply need a new battery. I would recommend first checking, or replacing the batteries, and then having the key reprogrammed. If...
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Loud noise from under valve cover
With this symptom, you will likely need to check your oil level. If the oil level is okay, you may have internal engine problems, which need to be inspected further. If you would like to have this inspected, a certified...
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Lost Wheel Lock
You can contact a mechanic like one from YourMechanic and they can come to you with a wheel lock remover and new lug nuts or a new wheel lock set. You will have to pay for the labor to remove...
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Transmission problem?
Hello, thanks for writing in. I will be glad to assist you with your question about your Mazda 6 transmission. There is some anecdotal evidence, albeit limited in amount, that the shift issue you are experiencing is not an unusual...
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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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looking to buy a 2016 Mazda 6 but concerned about the repair cost of the" I loop" fuel system and other unknown costly repairs. I
All issues that appear to be common throughout a particular model would be something of concern. I would recommend having any vehicle that you are considering purchasing thoroughly inspected by a professional. If you'd like, a certified YourMechanic technician can...
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Car is misfiring
It sounds to me like you have a wire connector issue with the ignition coil pins. The male and female sides fit too loose and only make partial contact. After driving a while a small amount of corrosion forms in...
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My steering wheel squeaks when turning left
The problem does need to be fixed. The steering wheel shaft may be binding in the steering column. You may also have another problem with the front end if the squeaking noise is not coming from the steering column. If...
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Brakes don't work very well when it's cold
You have two different issues here. The slow crank may be that the battery is getting weak. It may need to be replaced or the terminals cleaned. The other issue of the high idle and braking issue is probably due...
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Car will not start when in park
The transmission has a position sensor that will tell the computer what gear you are in and when you are in park or neutral to allow you to crank the engine. If the switch is out of adjustment or not...
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Need to reattach the rear muffler
You can visit a local mechanic or take it to a local exhaust shop - whatever is best for you. If a bolt broke then it may be as simple as putting in another bolt, but I do not think...

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