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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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KEYLESS FOB NOT WORKING
If your new key fob is not working, this can be due to a few different things. You are correct to think it could potentially be the transever or the sensors because those are possibilities. It is also possible that...
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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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Mazda says that I need a engine. After two years of dealing with a Mazda shop not knowing what to do with the car. Now I need a
If your present engine is original and it has operated over 200,000 miles, you did very well. Not knowing your mechanic's specific diagnostic, though, it is hard to give you optimal advice about how to proceed. An initial priority is...
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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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Why is my steering wheel hard to turn and my EPS light on in my 2004 Mazda RX-8
Hi there. This is a common issue on your vehicle. Most of the time this is caused by a problem with the steering angle sensor. The sensor stops reading properly which causes the steering to act like this. There are...
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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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I want to know how to tell of a fuel pump has gone bad, my car shit down on me while stopped at a light. My car has no CEL light?
Hi there. The best way to diagnose if you have a fuel pump problem is to listen carefully when you turn the key past the accessory setting. If you turn the key forward, but not all the way, you should...
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Car wont start. No crank, no response whrn key is turned? What do u suggest is the problem
Check to see if there are any stored diagnostic trouble codes. Be sure you have a fully charged battery that passes a load test. Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from...
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Engine
Based on interchange data from Car-part.com, depending on whether you have a manual transmission or an automatic transmission, RX-8 engines from 2004 to 2007 will work in your vehicle. No other engines will work because any engine outside of that...
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Price evalutation
Hi There, According to Kelly Blue Book, this price is right in line with what the car is actually worth, assuming the car is in excellent condition. Without considering the extras he is referring to (i.e. exhaust, tires, etc.), the...
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What is the torque required for a inner tie rod?
Hi there. The inner part of the tie rod (differential-to-drive axle flange nut) is torqued between 40 to 47 foot pounds. The outer part of the tie rod (tie rod end nut) is torqued between 31 to 42 foot pounds....
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What is the torque required for the rack end
Hello, we will be happy to assist. The torque specs for your tie rod end is 37-49 Ft-lbs. I was able to find a service manual online for your vehicle. Here is the PDF link to the suspension section so...
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What is the required for the inner tie rod nut
Hello. The torque specs for the inner tie rod nut on your particular vehicle is 89-98 FT-LBS.
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My 1200 hp rotary engine keeps misfiring at 7000 rpm's.
Hi there. It sounds like the spark plugs and ignition coils are not working at the desired speed that the engine is turning. I recommend replacing the spark plugs and the ignition coils. If you need further assistance with your...
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fixing an ignition. switch to a mozda rx8 year2004
The instructions are set forth in the Factory Service Manual and in the case of the lock cylinder (the lock cylinder is probably the part that was drilled, not the switch itself, which is behind the cylinder) they are detailed....
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How do I get the monitors on my car ready for SMOG test?
Hi there. Take a scanner and check the computer (ECM) for any codes that could be pending. Check to see what the codes are and correct the code by performing the repair on the area that is not working or...
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Mazda RX8 creamy oil
Hello, thank you for writing in. All oil can accumulate water and moisture over time. Typically this is happens when the vehicle sits, is not getting up to operating temperature for long enough to burn off that moisture, or happens...
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Hard start hot and cold. Fuel pump, or throttle body?
If the throttle body was causing a hard start, then the engine would run with a loss of power all the time. The hard start could be caused by either the fuel pump not holding the fuel in the lines...

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