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Car not starting right way.
Hi there. I have seen this quite a few times on this vehicle. Mazda has a technical bulletin for it since it comes up so much. You need to install new spark plugs that have a higher heat range as...
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Had belt, alternator, and battery checked. Car not starting.
The Mazda RX-8 is a particular favorite of mine, which may be due to the fact that I did own it at one point, making me very familiar with the function of this vehicle. If indeed the starter is the...
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Windows get off track
Hello. For a proper diagnosis, the door panel on the front door will have to be removed. With the door panels removed, the regulator and track will be visible, allowing the mechanic to see what's worn. You may need the...
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Car initially fine after cleaning injectors.
The rotary engines have twin rotors that have what is called apex seals the give these engines the compression to run. These seals are a known failure that can cause no start, low power and fouling of the plugs. You...
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Water damage
Hi. I'm sorry, I need a few more details in order to aid with your inquiry. If your passenger floorboard is wet, you may have a leaking heater core. If the vehicle is not starting properly and you believe the...
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P0302 (rear rotor misfire) and CEL not going away
Hey there. Your engine is misfiring but not until your engine is at high RPMs. The cause can be that you are not getting enough fuel or spark to the cylinder. You should have the engine cleaned of carbon, clean...
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Air conditioner not turning on
Hello. The most common cause of a sudden AC failure is low refrigerant. Over time, the refrigerant leaks out and the system stops working once it is low enough. I typically start by checking the pressure in the system to...
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AC blows hot air driver side & cold on the passengers side
On vehicles with this type of concern, it is usually caused by a malfunctioning blend door or blend door motor inside of the air conditioning system. I'd suggest getting some help from an experienced technician who's capable of disassembling the...
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Is this a good car and what are some problems with it?
Hello. This is a very good car for insurance purposes. The car is quite fast and can have up to 238 horsepower and looks very sporty. The reason this car is good for insurance is all that horsepower only comes...
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A/C not cold enough
Thanks for writing in about your 2006 Mazda RX-8. You may still be low on refrigerant. You should have the system checked for leaks, and then fully charge the system with the correct amount. You may have a leak that...
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Car began shiftly badly
As you know, the Mazda RX-8 has a rotary engine, which means that there are no pistons. While these are great engines, they do require a bit more attention than a regular piston engine. It may be possible that you...
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Oil leak and hissing noise
You will need to check out all of the plastic oil feed lines on the center area of the motor to see if one is broke. This will pump out the oil. Make sure not to let the oil get...
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Car was overheating will turn over but not crank is it okay to put water in if it's cooled dwn with out it
Give it extra time (like 1 hr +) to cool down before adding any coolant, then trickle the coolant slowly into the radiator/coolant recovery tank. It doesn't take very much cold water (at one time) against a hot block to...
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the automatic transmission will not go in gear shifter moves but seems like it's in neutral
Hello. If the transmission is not going into gear and is behaving as if it were in neutral, then it may be possible that there is an issue with the transmission. A transmission that will not properly engage may be...
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im a first time driver and i got a rx8 i want to know everything that i need to know about my car
Well, I won't be able to tell you everything you will need to know about your car. But I can give you some general advice and knowledge that will certainly come in handy no matter what kind of car you...
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I deflooded my 04 RX8 and got it started. It sputtered and stalled, then was able to keep it running for about 5 min or so.
Hi there. Usually when the motor becomes flooded or has a hard time maintaining a solid idle, it's caused by either a vacuum leak or a malfunctioning idle control valve. However, this issue may also be caused by bad electronic...
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Why does my new battery keep dying?
Hi there: Some of the top reasons why your battery won't hold a charge are listed in your question. If the radio was stolen, and not repaired or replaced, it's possible that you've got a slow electrical current being drained...
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Check Engine Light and O2 sensor on a used car
Hi there. Assuming the vehicle Check Engine Light is an O2 sensor code does not necessarily mean the O2 sensor is at fault. It could be an electrical fault in the O2 sensor circuit(s). I highly recommend that you have...
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My car wont crank, i think the starter is gone but i dont know for sure
You could be right, that the car needs a starter, but it could also be a number of other issues. First,the battery voltage has to be sufficient to engage the starter. If the voltage is low, you might hear the...
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starts up great...as soon as it warms up in about 8-10 mins it will stall. Must cool down before it can start again.
Hi there: In most cases, the issue you're describing is caused by a fuel and air mixture issue that is caused by either the idle control valve, EGR valve or the mass airflow sensor on your 2005 Mazda RX8. As...

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