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Ticking in Engine
There are a number of issues at play here. The transmission definitely needs to be looked at if it is slipping in any gear or when locking up as you describe. The knocking sound may also be a possibility of...
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Transmission slips out of fifth gear
Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 1993 Mazda MX-6. It sounds like a mis-adjusted shifter linkage or a worn shift fork for 5th gear. Either or both of these could cause the 5th gear to not stay engaged...
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Temperature gauge fluctuation
There are two possible scenarios to check out. First, if the cooling system was not bled properly to get all the air out, then the cooling gauge can fluctuate, as the sensor can't measure the temperature of air/steam in the...
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Car shakes at idle and low speed, shuts off at stops. 1993 Mazda MX-6
Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 1993 Mazda MX-6. It sounds like the idle air control (IAC) motor is gunked up and either needs to be cleaned or replaced. Turning on the AC causes the IAC to change...
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When blinker is on, the dashboard light turn off
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 1994 Mazda MX-6. This sounds like either a weak electrical ground for the dashboard lights, or possibly a short in the turn signal mechanism - perhaps in the turn signal switch itself....
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Engine knocking noise, smoke, exhaust smoke
Hello. There are several possibilities for the engine knock. It could be caused by a busted piston, broken valve, or something internal in the engine. The smoke may be due to an internal damage on the engine block and/or oil...
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i am going to buy a mazda cx 6it was a loud noise and under the seat got hot with a new battery it still starts sounds like like t
Hi there. The catalytic converter is definitely a possibility. The noise coupled with heat leads me to suspect it as well. Your Mechanic offers a pre-purchase inspection that is a worthy investment when contemplating purchasing a vehicle. This is a...
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engine hesitates and knocks
Hello, thank you for writing in. Hesitation and knocking can come from several different components. The work you have done so far is perfect and allows us to focus on other systems. When it comes to hesitation the oxygen sensors...
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Reverse lights don't always work 1994 Mazda MX6
Hi - most likely the reverse light switch is working erratically. It is mounted on the gearbox, and is subject to vibration as well as oil on the switch contacts. I recommend a reverse light switch replacement by a mobile,...
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My car's air bag light is flashing with code 34
The airbag light code 34 means that there could be a poorly mated connector on the airbag sliding contact that may not push the shorting bars back into their fully retracted positions. There also could be a short across the...
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No start condition
Hello. If your issues began after you removed the turbo lines then the first thing I would do is go back and make sure that all of the hoses and lines were reinstalled correctly. Any sort of boost or vacuum...
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My car idles up and down after it warms up--rpms jumping up and down about every second between, about, 1600 and 1900.
This may indicate a faulty fuel pressure regulator or dirty fuel injectors causing a fluctuation in the fuel supplied to the motor and thereby causing the RPM's to fluctuate. As you know, when you turn the key to on, the...
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Why is fluid leaking by my clutch?
At almost 300,000 miles, it's not surprising to see some hydraulic leaks. Even with the most meticulous maintenance, the clutch hydraulic components will eventually fail. Most often, the problems show up after the first cold snap of the fall. The...
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88 mazda mx6 gt crank no start
Be sure the fuel is not old. Old gas will not start or run an engine. Initially, check the throttle position sensor. If that checks out, carefully check engine compression in each cylinder. If there is no, or inadequate, compression...
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Flat spots and stuter at low speed and smelling petrol
Hi there. White smoke is sometimes an indication of coolant finding it's way into the oil inside the motor. This can be caused by a blown head gasket or shortly after experiencing an overheating issue. It can also be caused...

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