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my 2004 manual rx-8 has been having a distinct smell lately ive been told by my friends its my clutch at one point the car was rev
If the vehicle does not move, there are only a couple possibilities: 1) the shift linkage is broken and the vehicle happens to be stuck in neutral; or 2) the clutch has failed and thus the engine is not connected...
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My car will go into gear. But when I try taking off it won't go
Hi there. Typically on a manual transmission, this is an indication of a clutch malfunction. Since there are multiple components that comprise the clutch system on a modern car, I would recommend having a professional mechanic complete a car does...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Car died and clear, greenish substance on top of engine
The only fluid I know that has a green tint is coolant. You may have leaked out all the coolant or the coolant shorted out the ignition system. Check the coolant level after the engine has cooled down. If it...
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Car lost power after being serviced
There is a recall for this problem of no power, and it may fix the the issue by increasing the oil flow during startup and changes to engine ignition timing to increase power. When the car was serviced, they may...
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Car having multiple electrical problems
It sounds like you have a problem in the instrument cluster causing the problems. I cannot find any common problems related to what you are describing, but I suggest that you have the wiring to the cluster checked along with...
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When jump-starting, there is a clicking noise
The first step would be to have the battery and cables tested to see if they are in need of replacement. If the vehicle is not supplying enough voltage, then the vehicle will not start. The battery may supply enough...
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Slow start up on a Mazda RX-8
You say it starts. If it cranks normally then it is not the starter. But if it turns to a normal speed and it starts out driving normal, with a continuous rapid starting sound then that means the starter is...
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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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