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Mazda: judder when in reverse gear, clutch facings, clutch discs
clutch facings, clutch discs, short trip: The judder is common, reverse is a non forgiving gear. It amplifies clutch engagement which is what you are feeling. If you can drive in reverse for more than just a short trip to the curb you may feel it corrects for itself to some degree as you go. Depending...

Mazda: Mazda RX7 starting problems, throttle linkage, patience of a saint
throttle linkage, patience of a saint, marvel mystery oil: It s been a long time since I worked on one. If I recall the accelerator pump is a small rectangular design on the front to the carburetor near the throttle linkage. The internal diaphragm should come with a kit. These were also electronically controlled...

Mazda: replacement key, gauge face, mazda protege
gauge face, mazda protege, alarm system: Mazda implemented the key chip security system in 2001. It likely does have it, depends on the actual production date. You should have a red indicator on the gauge face with the symbol of a key that lights up upon start up, if so you do have a key with...

Mazda: 92 Mazda Miata won't start, mazda miata, jumper wire
mazda miata, jumper wire, tank fuel: Sounds like the in tank fuel pump is not working. Try disconnecting the supply fuel line (the one that feeds the front of the fuel rail),(be ready with a container to catch the fuel) turn the ignition to run and see if fuel flows. If so the pump is working...

Mazda: car bought in Guam, therfore, state laws
therfore, state laws, dmv: Not my area of expertise but, cars brought in from outside the US (other countries) can be transfered and licensed in the US (mainland). Guam is a US territory and therfore falls under US laws and regulations, though it is unincorporated. It should be possible....

Mazda: miata wheel hub assembly, spindle nut, wheel bearings
spindle nut, wheel bearings, wheel hub: Wheel bearings are not common, replace only what is affected. Most fail due to an impact to a wheel or driving through deep water. Either way the issue takes a while to manifest itself. The hub assembly is available from Mazda and should be replaced as...

Mazda: New Mazda ts2 /Wheel Bearings, mazda ts2, bad wheel bearing
mazda ts2, bad wheel bearing, wheel bearings: No, wheel bearings are not prone to failure. Most Mazdas see well into 150,000 plus miles without wheel bearing issues. The exceptions being trauma from an impact (pot hole/crash) or driving through flood water. Noise from a bad wheel bearing and noise...

Mazda: Car Problems, neutral safety switch, mazda mpv
neutral safety switch, mazda mpv, starter solenoid: It s out of my area of expertise but if you can move the shifter and it starts and you can repeat this then it sounds like you located the area of the fault. Not moving the shifter or anything else but the key does it eventually engage and start, if so then...

Mazda: Mazda Miata 2005, mazda dealer, flash pause
mazda dealer, flash pause, system key: It s telling you there is a fault within the system. Key on, watch it closely and count the number of flashes and the sequence it shows. There will be a pattern. IE; flash, flash pause, on steady, pause, etc. Alternatively a Mazda dealer can read the...

Mazda: madza rx7 1988, piston engine, compression seals
piston engine, compression seals, metering system: Has the engine ever been replaced and if so with what type rebuild. A break down in the secondary lubrication from the oil metering system has led to a common early failure of the apex seals (compression seals)(like rings in a piston engine) You take it...

Mazda: sticking excelerator pedal, mazda service, 2004 mazda3
mazda service, 2004 mazda3, pulse generator: Not it my particular area of expertise however, a worn throttle body is not common with your miles. 116,000k or 72,000 miles is considered young for a Mazda. Assuming it is a cable pull system, I would physically check the cable pull even disconnect it...

Mazda: Fuel in engine oil, caterpillar inc, heat wear
caterpillar inc, heat wear, oil testing: Mazda has no data on oil to fuel dilution rates and percentages. The only company I know of that has run these test an have results published is Caterpillar Inc., these are on large scale Diesel engines. I m afraid I have no further technical data to share...

Mazda: Transmission fluid '92 Mazda protege, mazda car, driven gear
Mazda: Transmission fluid '92 Mazda protege, mazda car, driven gear, dipstick

Mazda: Transmission fluid '92 Mazda protege, sump drain plug, mazda protege
sump drain plug, mazda protege, drain plugs: Not my are of expertise, however a manual transmission Mazda does not have a dipstick. You ll have a sump drain plug and a fill plug a short distance upwards on the side of the transmission. With the drain plug in place fluid (usually gear oil 75w-90) is...

Mazda: Mazda Eunos 1.8i Roadster Air bag light (1995), mazda eunos, operational check
mazda eunos, operational check, air bag: The system has a fault and is not operational. Check the main fuses first otherwise the main control unit for the SRS has failed. The issue was a Mazda recalled item for 1995, not sure if it is still valid and being addressed by dealers or not. The unit...

Mazda: miata engines, rare supply, baseball size
rare supply, baseball size, size hole: Yeah, that motor is scrap. Connecting rod failure. 1.6 liter motors used are in rare supply that s not to say they can t be found though. They were used from 1990 thru 1993 only then the 1.8 liter replaced it in subsequent year models. Again a 94-97 motor...

Mazda: 1997 Miata audio system, adel iowa, winter storage
adel iowa, winter storage, darry: Remove battery power from it for at least 10 seconds. When battery power is restored with no user code set, the radio s operation is immediately restored. If a code is set code flashes in the radio s display. I m not familiar with what you just asked....

Mazda: fc3s won't start, apex seals, coolant levels
apex seals, coolant levels, seal failure: They don t react well to overheating. If it shut itself down that is a bad thing, if you caught it you may be in luck still. The most common failures are side seal and apex seal in overheats. Be sure the oil and coolant levels are correct first. When...

Mazda: torn drive shaft boots both side, drive shaft boots, cv shafts
drive shaft boots, cv shafts, axle grease: Not my area of expertise, however you can drive on CV shafts that have torn boots. What will happen though is dirt and water will get inside and axle grease will fling out making a god awful mess. Eventually the joint will knock, rattle (especially during...

Mazda: 1997 Miata audio system, adel iowa, winter storage
adel iowa, winter storage, darry: I m sure I can, just email it to the shop. service@miatashop.com If you don t know your antitheft user code, follow the same procedure three times entering any 4-digit code each time. Once any 4-digit code is entered three times, err flashes in the radio...

Mazda: RX-7 spark plugs, denso spark plugs, denso iridium
denso spark plugs, denso iridium, ngk spark plugs: The Denso Iridium is a great choice for the Lead Plugs, Very similar the HKS that is no longer available. They are relatively expensive and intended for racing extremes. Useable life 8-15k, but that is fairly typical on rotary engines. The Lead plugs see...

Mazda: 1985 rx7 gslse, oxygen sensor, ill effect
oxygen sensor, ill effect, diagnos: Race gas of 98 octane should bare no ill effect on the engine. Likely just a coincidence that you have a failure at this time. Check your ignition system for a breakdown, plugs, wires. Do not assume a cleaned plug not to be fouled. If you have a new set...

Mazda: Mazda rx7, apex seals, mazda rx7
apex seals, mazda rx7, fuel compression: Yep, driver side next to the alternator is a pick up device, similar to a distributor with no cap or wires. If you have compression and have spark then it s either ignition timing or fuel delivery? Fuel delivery is easy. If it sputters and tries to run...

Mazda: RX8 engine oil, product contamination, range of tolerance
product contamination, range of tolerance, piston engines: 5w-20 is the standard viscosity. In hotter climates and extreme summers a 5w-30 is acceptable. We recommend use of conventional oil in the Rotary. We use Valvoline as a standard. If you keep up with your services and add as needed then conventional is...

Mazda: 2009 RX 8 oil usage, apex seals, oz per gallon
apex seals, oz per gallon, 2 quarts: The RX platform consumes oil it is a fact of life. It is equipped with a secondary oil metering system that injects oil into the rotor housing for secondary lubrication. The car is equipped with a low oil warning system but, the stick should be checked cold...

Mazda: Miata, design changes, crankshaft
design changes, crankshaft, original design: All model years are good. The only exception being some 1990 and some 1999 models which had crankshaft design issues with a small number of vehicles. Not to be avoided since the problems were limited but, cautious. 90-97 are the original design to be sought...

Mazda: Relay/Fuel cut switch on 1985 Mazda RX7, side firewall, galvanized metal
Mazda: Relay/Fuel cut switch on 1985 Mazda RX7, side firewall, galvanized metal, steering column

Mazda: Relay/Fuel cut switch on 1985 Mazda RX7, fuel pump relay, resistance test
fuel pump relay, resistance test, check voltage: If one existed it s news to me. I no longer have a resource file for the 1st generation RX7 so I can t research to tell you where one (if one) existed. The system as best as I can recall included a relay and the pump. I cna t recall where is it mounted...

Mazda: 1993 mazda miata, crank angle sensor, mazda miata
crank angle sensor, mazda miata, fuel pump relay: If the pump relay is known good, the pump works during bypass and power is reaching both components. Confirm continuity at the pump for one. Then from the relay to the pump. Lines open, does fuel flow when the engine is cranked?, when the bypass is installed?...

Mazda: 93 mpv wont start, vacuum leaks, air filter oil
vacuum leaks, air filter oil, vacuum leak: I regret that my area of expertise is with rotary powered Mazdas. I can not point you to any typical problems on an MPV. However, there are things that you can do on any car that generally take care of problems like this one. First, check for vacuum leaks....

Mazda: 99 protege sedan, radiator fans, radiator cap
radiator fans, radiator cap, head gasket: After starting the car, how long before the water in the reservoir starts bubbling? If the water in the reservoir starts bubbling before water is actually hot, then you may have a cracked cylinder lining, cracked head, or a warped head / bad head gasket....

Mazda: Alternator belt, mazda protege, belt dressing
mazda protege, belt dressing, autozone: Hi Wes- definitly take it back to have it looked at - belt dressing can help (NOT lubricant) but if the belt was overtightened the bearings in the water pump or alternator could be going as well. A mechanics stethescope can determine that quickly enough....

Mazda: alternator belt, excessive tension, miatas
excessive tension, miatas, strange problem: Hi Kelly- very strange problem indeed. The only factors I can think of to make a new belt fail are excessive tension (set too tight), excessive heat that breaks down the belt, misalignment that would wear the belt down from the edges in and cause a lot of...

Mazda: Bose in-dash cd changer error EO1, 2000 mazda 626, mazda dealer
2000 mazda 626, mazda dealer, mazda 626: Hi Michelle and thanks for the question. My Answer---I have no clue. I would call the local Mazda dealer and ask for a service writer(advisor) and tell him(her) your problem and they should be able to help you without costing you a fortune. Best of luck...

Mazda: Car Fuel, gasoline vapor, accelerator pedal
gasoline vapor, accelerator pedal, fuel mixture: With regards to the first part of your question, I do not specifically know whether or not your car needs to be run on premium. You should be able to consult your owners manual for that information. To understand the basic difference between premium and...

Mazda: concept hybrid mazda, neon srt 4, fuel injection system
neon srt 4, fuel injection system, mazda motors: Justin, I have forwarded your comments to Mazda Motors of America styling and design studios for their comments. When I hear from them I will let you know. Your ideas seem to make a lot of sense, but I am not an engineer. Best of luck to you. Bud here...

Mazda: coolant, mazda 626lx, question the answer
mazda 626lx, question the answer, different colors: Hi Dominik and thanks for the question. The answer is no as long as the shop put in a good coolant. Coolants are like cars. The makers use different colors to identify their products, but they all work fine as long as they are quality brands. Best of luck...

Mazda: 1983 RX 7 problem, octane gasoline, piston engine
Mazda: 1983 RX 7 problem, octane gasoline, piston engine, rx 7

Mazda: 1993 Mazda 626 and mileage, car fax report, crashes
Mazda: 1993 Mazda 626 and mileage, car fax report, crashes

Mazda: 1996 Mazda Protege
Mazda: 1996 Mazda Protege

Mazda: 2001 mazda protege, timing belt, interference engine
Mazda: 2001 mazda protege, timing belt, interference engine, mazda engine

Mazda: 2006 Mazda 3, mazda3, dirt
Mazda: 2006 Mazda 3, mazda3, dirt

Mazda: 93 mpv wont start, coolant temperature sensor, coolant
Mazda: 93 mpv wont start, coolant temperature sensor, coolant, sensors

Mazda: coolant, different colors, coolant
Mazda: coolant, different colors, coolant, cars

Mazda: Protege Transmission, clutch pack, trans shop
Mazda: Protege Transmission, clutch pack, trans shop, valve body

Mazda: Rx7 cranks but won't start, apex seals, apex
Mazda: Rx7 cranks but won't start, apex seals, apex, clutch

Mazda: fcc id on my mazda, fcc id, mazda dealer
fcc id, mazda dealer, mazda mx6: Hi Kristen and thanks for the question. I personally have no clue how to answer buy my experience is: call your local Mazda dealer and ask for the parts department. They should have a manual that tells how to program the remote as they would have to have...

Mazda: Guidance for buying a 99 10th anniversary, speed tranny, rx 7
speed tranny, rx 7, great cars: Hi Robert- Glad you are considering a Miata - great cars. The more I learn about them the more I like and its a great community of people that are very helpful. The only thing to look for on a 1999 10AE is to be sure it had its oil changes. At only 21k,...

Mazda: Ignition Timing, mazda dealer, mazda car
mazda dealer, mazda car, carberator: Joe, the only advice I can give is to call your local Mazda dealer and ask for the parts department. They stock manuals, or at least have the info on a computer disc. They should be able to answer your questions. If it is not a great imposition I have always...

Mazda: what is an ignition coil, stp fuel injection, 626 mazda
stp fuel injection, 626 mazda, ngk plugs: No, if your ignition coil was going out, then your car wouldn t even start because it wouldn t have any spark. 1st thing to do, RUN 92 OCTANE!! Mazdas love 92 octane. 2nd, change the spark plugs and if your car has over 50,000 miles, change the wires...

Mazda: logos, international sign language, rear defroster
international sign language, rear defroster, mazda familia: Hi George and thanks for the question. So much for international sign language. The gadget you are referring to is the air directional control for the airconditioner/heating/defrost system. The normal meanings for the symbols are as follows: Arrow pointed...

Mazda: MAZDA, flat rock michigan, model ford
flat rock michigan, model ford, mazdas: Depends on the model. Ford owns a large percentage of Mazda and has a plant in Flat Rock Michigan where a great many of the Mazdas are made. The rest are made in Japan. You can tell by looking at the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) which is located...

Mazda: Mazda 626, fuel injection system, mazda dealer
fuel injection system, mazda dealer, mazda 626: Dear Ryan, Thank you for your question. I am not familiar with this model, we have not had this one in the UK. I ll proceed onn the assumption that your vehicle identification has a GD in it. In general terms it is not unusual to have some fluctuation...

Mazda: Mazda B2200 (1989), 1989 mazda b2200, older cars
1989 mazda b2200, older cars, oil system: Hi Matt- tapping or knocking from the HLAs is common in the earlier Miatas as well. While mainly an annoyance, if extreme it can cause cam and HLA wear. Mazda fixed the problem on later Miatas and sells an improved model for the older cars that flows more....

Mazda: Mazda repair, electric fuel pump, vacuum tester
electric fuel pump, vacuum tester, mazda repair: Well, what it sounds like to me is something in the vaccuum lines.. sounds like you have a hole or a line is disconnected. I m surprised no one else has tried that. all of your fuel systems controls are electric or vacuum controlled, so, if you have those...

Mazda: Mazda6, mazda products, reliability record
mazda products, reliability record, mazda dealers: Hi Dennis. To set the record straight I do not now, nor have I ever, worked for Mazda. I was general manager of one of the largest Mazda dealers in America and am a supporter of Mazda products because I personally like them, not because I am paid to. I...

Mazda: mazda 626, low oil pressure, high mileage
low oil pressure, high mileage, mazda 626: Dear Jackie, A very good question! really, the car is needed to be examined further by a technician as there are many things to check. The Engine light is usually triggered by a situation of low oil pressure. That could be due to a number of things. If...

Mazda: mazda 929, delray beach florida, delray mazda
delray beach florida, delray mazda, mazda dealership: Contact the parts department at your local Mazda dealership. They will have to order it for you but I am sure they are still available. I was the General Manager at Delray Mazda in Delray Beach, Florida in 1991 and we were the largest 929 dealer in the world...

Mazda: mazda familia 96 leakage, rust damage, mazda familia
rust damage, mazda familia, spare tyre: You will not experience any rust damage at this early stage in the game. However, the mildew smell can be troublesome. It is sometimes very difficult to get rid of. Do a thorough job of drying the car. AC actually dries air as it cools it, so having the ac...

Mazda: noises, mazda dealer, mazda 626
mazda dealer, mazda 626, cold temperatures: Dear Barbara, Thank you for your question. Lifters often rattle, especially if they are old or if the oil has not been changed as often as it should have been. It is possible to purchase quick-fix type potions such as Lifter-Free but be warned thay will...

Mazda: Oil, mazda 626, bud
mazda 626, bud, mazda: Hi Mitch and thanks for the question. You can check the oil either hot or cold, but you will get a more accurate reading if the oil is hot. The difference is very small, just make sure you do not let it get too low. Congratulations on keeping it running...

Mazda: Oxidation?, mazda mx 3, polishing compound
mazda mx 3, polishing compound, paste wax: Hi Rebecca and thanks for the question. Get a GOOD brand of paste wax that contains a cleaner and use acccording to directions. Unless oxidation has gone too far this should take care of it. You also might find someone who details cars and have them buff...

Mazda: overdrive, mazda protege, uk models
mazda protege, uk models, deat: Deat Pat, Thank you for your enquiry. I will answer you question in general terms on the assumption your automatic transmission is similar to that we have on the UK models. Firstly, unless you have any unusual or specific driving requirements it is sufficient...

Mazda: Protege Transmission, mx5 mazda, talk21 com
mx5 mazda, talk21 com, mazda protege: Dear Ruth, Thank you for your question. THe price seems very expensive for something with just one year s warranty. In the UK all Mazda parts have two years/36,000 mile warranty. I would be asking In what way exactly has this dent affected the problem?!...

Mazda: Purchasing an older car, hydraulic tappets, london england uk
hydraulic tappets, london england uk, middle marker: Hi Jeff, The Mazda 323 BF series was a very good, basic design. I only have expereinece of Mazda s over here in the UK and our mileage expectations are nothing like yours! The BF series had two different engine designs. The later vesrions had Hydraulic Tappets....

Mazda: plese reply, mazda 626 1992, cd stacker
mazda 626 1992, cd stacker, hyundai sonata: It is possible that some debris could have gotten into the fuel line if the car was run low on gasoline. It is also possible that air got into the line when the tank was run low. In either event, the tank would have to be almost completely empty. Any...

Mazda: no power, spark plug wires, mazda miata
spark plug wires, mazda miata, mazda dealer: Hi Mary and thanks for the excellent question. I would hesitate to even trying to answer due to the problems it might cause. First, manual is correct never use a 24v battery to jump a 12v. Several reasons including might burn out 12v battery, might cause...

Mazda: Reward for keeping a MAZDA car since 1972, mazda car, favorable response
mazda car, favorable response, 33 years: Thanks Salman for the question and I commend you for keeping your Mazda that long. Unfortunately I can not answer the question. You would have to contact the Mazda people direct for an answer. From past experience you would have to have a much older, or...

Mazda: RX7 Headlights -- Running Lights?, halogen bulbs, fog lamps
halogen bulbs, fog lamps, fog lamp: Dear Hugh, Sorry for the delay in responding, I ve been away for a couple of days. The lights were designed this way to accomodate most global regulations and as you say the purpose of the clear lens is to flash people out of the way ! The UK models came...

Mazda: My RX8, mazda service, bill of health
mazda service, bill of health, tire kingdom: Hi Sharon and thanks for the question. I fully understand how you feel about your vehicle. I am not sure if tires are covered under the Full Circle coverage as they are not warranted by Mazda, but by the tire manufacturer. I would think your local dealer...

Mazda: Rx7 cranks but won't start, engine cranks, fuel test
engine cranks, fuel test, fuel supply: Shoot, I m sorry that you didn t get my original response. It was very long, so I think the All Experts system choked on it. Let me say that this is my favorite car ever. Now then, there are two things that can cause a car not to fire when cranking....

Mazda: rear window panel for miata, sorry andy, warm weather
sorry andy, warm weather, perspex: Dear Michael, Thank you for your enquiry. Was this a genuine Mazda part? - from the Mazda factory! There are many imitations about, some are OK but others are just not as good as the real thing. They are temperature sensitive, and your theory may well...

Mazda: rx-8, mazda rx 7, nissan 350z
mazda rx 7, nissan 350z, mustang cobra: Well, in my personal opinion, I d wait until the 2005 model comes out with the turbo. But that s just me. If you want to know how much it will cost, you can actually build your own to suit your needs on www.mazda.com. I read the Car and Driver review...

Mazda: Suspension, mazda mx 6, air shocks
mazda mx 6, air shocks, jump page: Ryan- I think you are looking for something like air shocks. I am not sure somethink like this is available for strut suspensions, but check out http://www.lowridermagazine.com/jump_page.html they might have some helpful links. good luck J...

Mazda: transmission cooler, mazda dealer, transmission cooler
mazda dealer, transmission cooler, trailer hitch: go to Mazda.com and go to specs where you should be able to find out for sure. If necessary call your local Mazda dealer and talk to the parts department. They should know the answer. If you are unable to find out let me know and I will research it for...

Mazda: Wankel Engine, mazda cars, knowledgable
mazda cars, knowledgable, best of luck: Hi Ashley and thanks for the question. As does all makers, Mazda has their own site. www.mazda.com or you can go to edmunds.com and they will give you a lot of information. If you have more specific questions please let me know and I will try to help. ...

Mazda: white smoke, mazda protege, white smoke
mazda protege, white smoke, burning oil: Anand, thanks for the question which is easy. Don t worry about the white smoke as it is just moisture in the exhaust system and doesn t hurt anything. If smoke turns black it means you are burning oil. Good luck with your Protege, it is good for many years...

Mazda Repair: 01' mazda tribune timing belt marks, timing belt tensioner, new hope pa
timing belt tensioner, new hope pa, john pellegrino: 1. Remove the valve cover. Refer to 01-10B VALVE COVER . 2. Remove the spark plugs. Refer to 01-18 SPARK PLUGS 2.0L . 3. Remove the catalytic converter. Refer to 01-15A CATALYTIC CONVERTER 2.0L ZETEC . 1. Remove the bolt, nut, and position the coolant...

Mazda Repair: 02 protege5 idling rough, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: Yes, having a vacuum leak from a loose intake fitting would cause this, but the problem should have been resolved when you replaced the boots. It may be that you have a vacuum leak somewhere else. You can find vacuum leaks a number of ways. One way is to use...

Mazda Repair: '05 Mazda 3 slight rattle, sympathetic vibration, mazda 3
sympathetic vibration, mazda 3, heat shield: What you are describing is called a sympathetic vibration. It is probably just a heat shield or similar item that rattles when the vibrations from the engine reach a specific frequency. If you need to have the problem fixed, a technician can put the car in...

Mazda Repair: 05 Mazda Tribute key stuck in ignition, key stuck in ignition, mazda tribute
key stuck in ignition, mazda tribute, minimal hassle: i have no tsb s for that issue.. i do remember a couple ppl complaining about the same problem. question, i m sure you have more than one key, do they all bind? are there alot of keys on the ring? have you tried to lightly sand the key? sometimes there...

Mazda Repair: 12 volt hook ups, amp fuse, cell phone charger
amp fuse, cell phone charger, hook ups: ok there s a fuse for that also. its labled aux power and it s a 25 amp fuse it should be close to the cigar lighter 25 amp fuse. the fuse box is located lower left bottom. on the back side of the cover it should give you the exact location of that fus...

Mazda Repair: 1988 626 stalling at low RPM, air flow meter, how to use an ohm meter
air flow meter, how to use an ohm meter, vacuum leaks: A flaky ignitor or ignition module could do it. The tachometer should get its signal from the ignitor s signal. It is also possible that pick-up coil is failing intermittently. However, it seems like these failures should not be happening at only 1100 rpm....

Mazda Repair: 1989 Mazda 626, blower motor resistor, fan speed control
blower motor resistor, fan speed control, engine vacuum: HI Bob It is a fairly difficult task to replace thoses switchews without breaking something, If i remeber correctly all those switches are run off engine vacuum. But I need to know what the problem is with that switch, alot of people misdiagnose a problem...

Mazda Repair: 1989 Mazda 929 Ignition problem, 1989 mazda 929, mazda 929
1989 mazda 929, mazda 929, battery change: Hi Joe, The most likely problem would be a blown fusable link. This causes no spark and can sometimes occur after a battery change. If this is not the problem however, the first things to check after that would be the coil and the igniter in the distributor....

Mazda Repair: 1990 b-2600, crankshaft sensor, luck chris
crankshaft sensor, luck chris, delivery problem: Hi robert I wouldnt really go to the fuel injectors, because they are individual, and i one went then you would notice a misfire not a stall condition, I would check the pressure coming out of the fuel pupm, and check the fuel regulator as well, the regulator...

Mazda Repair: 1990 Mazda 323 Manual Transmission, forward gears, hand pumps
forward gears, hand pumps, mazda 323: This does not sound terribly abnormal for a manual transmission. However, a gear oil change in for the transmission may be overdue. You will probably notice that the transmission does not grind into reverse after you put it into first. I almost always select...

Mazda Repair: 1990 Mazda A/C issue, blower motor resistor, mazda b2600i
blower motor resistor, mazda b2600i, mechanic shop: Hi Isaiah thanks for asking If you turn on the fan and and the ac shuts off but the fan still works on all speeds, then it does NOT need the resistor. there may be a problem with the control panel that controls the AC, I would take it to someone that...

Mazda Repair: 1990 Miata A/C, luck chris, ac system
luck chris, ac system, slow leak: Ji Jean thanks for asking, there are many pipes on an AC system and they are common for leaks, especialy if they have flex parts on them, this vehicle is 17 years old, and i usualy dont see Ac system still with r-12, they all somewhere get leaks and have...

Mazda Repair: 1990 mazda mpv lights, mazda mpv, fuse box
mazda mpv, fuse box, light position: Hi Peter thanks for asking, wow that problem seems a little intese, i dont think there is much i can fo for you on this one, send me a little more information and details and i will do my best to give you some options on where to look. Good luck chris p...

Mazda Repair: 1991 626 fan switch, luck chris, fan switch
luck chris, fan switch, fan control: Hi Kennith thanks for asking, The first thing you are going to have to check now is the fan control relay or module, i dont really remeber where it is located, but you will have to check or replace that, they commonly burn out, then see if it workss, if it...

Mazda Repair: 1991 Mazda Protege DX, blown head gasket, mass airflow sensor
blown head gasket, mass airflow sensor, salvage yard: well if it s running good spraying fluid into it i would think you got a air/vacume leak somewhere, i would look at the air intake tube first, they get splits/cracks in them and the car just wont run, the mass airflow sensor has to read the correct amount...

Mazda Repair: 1991 Mazda Protege, weather striping, poor drainage
weather striping, poor drainage, drain holes: In my experience with rotary powered Mazdas, it is extremely uncommon for water to leak into the interior compartments of the car. However, that does not mean that it is impossible. I am more knowledgeable with rotary powered cars, so bear with me. One...

Mazda Repair: 1991 MX6 Alternator, drive shaft, exit path
drive shaft, exit path, luck chris: Hi Dave thanks for asking, If I recall correctly these alternators are at the back of the engine down low! these have to be removed by pulling out the drive shaft on the passanger side, this is only on some modles though, some of them you can squeeze out...

Mazda Repair: 1991 mazda mx6 Harmonic Balancer?, 1991 mazda mx6, mazda mx6
1991 mazda mx6, mazda mx6, harmonic balances: Hi Amanda thanks for asking The Harmonic balances used on the 2.2 liter s are not interchangeable from different engines. You should be able to get a cheap one at a local junkyard. These balancer s are not cheap brand new. Just call around to some different...

Mazda Repair: 1991 mpv tach signal, air intake hose, air flow meter
air intake hose, air flow meter, interference engine: since it was running ok before t-belt broke, and this is a non-interference engine, i would suspect the cam gear/crank timing is not right, off one tooth on either will cause all kinds of problems, it s not hard to get them off a tooth either, i use mirrors...

Mazda Repair: 1992 Mazda B2200 Pickup, brief hesitation, haynes manual
brief hesitation, haynes manual, compression check: I wonder if the carburetor has sufficient fuel supply. It could be that there is a blockage in the pick-up tube in the tank, or a clogged fuel filter. The problem s worsening trend could be explained by a fuel filter that is becoming progressively more clogged....

Mazda Repair: 1992 Mazda Protege, mazda protege, toggle switch
mazda protege, toggle switch, mechanic: the part your talking about my be whats called a ignitor it s part of the distributor, when there faulty they will shut off the engine randomly they seem to do it more after they get hot. if s that what was changed and it s doing it again i would replace...

Mazda Repair: 1993 Mazada transmission problems, cv joints, clutch pressure plate
cv joints, clutch pressure plate, mazada: It is possible that one of the axles or CV joints is damaged. Hopefully this is the case. If not, then you are probably in need of a new transmission or major transmission repairs. Inspect the axles. It is possible for an axle to bread around the splines,...

Mazda Repair: 1993 Mazda engine dies, mazda engine, mazda 626
mazda engine, mazda 626, cranks: i ve seen a lot of distributors going bad, when it dont start, pull off a plug wire, stick a screwdriver in the boot and see if your getting spark.. also check the coil been a few of those also. if its the dist i would reconmend a factory rebuilt, i ve had...

Mazda Repair: 1993 Mazda MPV, clutch packs, mazda mpv
clutch packs, mazda mpv, luck chris: Hi Joni thanks for asking, this is a seriouse problem, there will be one of two problems here. One may be that a pressure solenoid stopped working or a gasket started leaking dropping the hydraulic pressure, the whole transmission depends on hydraulic pressure....

Mazda Repair: 1994 626 4cyl No Start, air control valve, leak down test
air control valve, leak down test, ok check: ok.. check the rotor close for any pinholes that can redirect spark, also give the iac valve a tap with a small hammer. not sure how mechicaly you are, so let me explain, maybe you know about them or not.. iac is the idle air control valve, it s located on...

Mazda Repair: 1994 Mazda 626 2.0 liter, wheel drive cars, front wheel drive cars
wheel drive cars, front wheel drive cars, honda accords: Well, a harmonic balancer will do this, as well as bad motor and transmission mounts. I suggest that you remove the timing cover and check for excessive cracks or wear on the timing belt. If you do not have documentation of it having a timing belt done you...

Mazda Repair: 1994 Mazda 626 2 liter 4 cylinder, electrical wiring diagrams, haynes repair manual
electrical wiring diagrams, haynes repair manual, david dipietro: First there is a good repair manual which is Haynes repair manual which can be bought at places like autozone and other part stores. It would be good to buy it, it only costs around $15 and it tells you everything including stabilizer bar s, also the belts...

Mazda Repair: 1994 Mazda B 4000 Intermittent Starting Problem, neutral safety switch, mazda b4000
neutral safety switch, mazda b4000, inhibitor switch: Hi Paul thanks for asking, this is not a common problem but i have seen this, next time this happens put the vehicle in neutral and try to start it, if it does start then this vehicle needs an inhibitor switch also known as the neutral safety switch. hopefully...

Mazda Repair: 1994 Mazda Protege Cooling, thread chaser, gasket material
thread chaser, gasket material, helicoil inserts: The easiest thing to do would be to find a bolt that is slightly longer than the one that is currently installed. If the bolt is too long, use a washer or two to make it the right length. You can also use a thread chaser to straighten the remaining threads....

Mazda Repair: 1994 mazda 626 6 cylinder, mass air flow, resistance value
mass air flow, resistance value, cencor: Hi Pat thanks for asking Does the check engine light actually work, it should come on for a few seconds when you put the key to the on position, did he actualy scan the computer for code? If an engine is running rich the most coomon problem for that is a...

Mazda Repair: 1994 mazda protege 1.8L DOHC manual 5spd, air mixture, mazda protege
air mixture, mazda protege, exhaust pipe: dont mess with the timing unless someone did and it s not running correctly now.. check this remove the airtube (throttle body to air cleaner) look for any splits in the rubber, sometimes there hard to find, roll it like a slinky, thats where i would start...

Mazda Repair: 1994 mazda repair cost, 1994 mazda mx3, mazda mx3
1994 mazda mx3, mazda mx3, mazda repair: first go back to the mechanic and ask him to explain to in detail on why he says that you need to replace everything that he said you needed. and the timing belt souldn t need to be replaced if it s only been 2yrs. the only reason i could see you needing...

Mazda Repair: 1995 Mazda Millenia - Engine codes, 1995 mazda millenia, negative battery cable
1995 mazda millenia, negative battery cable, mazda millenia: In regards to your oil leak, if you don t need to religiously check the oil to keep the engine from running low, then I really don t think it makes sense to spend $2,500 to fix it. Heck, that s half the value of the car. Just check the oil periodically and...

Mazda Repair: 1995 Mazda 929, head gasket leak, 1995 mazda 929
head gasket leak, 1995 mazda 929, mazda 929: Hi Mark thanks for asking, I would Have someone check if there is a possible head gasket leak. You only have to use the regular green cooland and it has to be mixed 50/50 with just water. Or first check to see if the cooling fans are operating they should...

Mazda Repair: 1995 Mazda Millenia Overheating Problem, 1995 mazda millenia, mazda millenia
1995 mazda millenia, mazda millenia, heat sensors: Hi Wayne thanks for asking, This could be a possible thermostat proble, since a brand new thermostat is cheap anyhow it will not hurt to put one in, if this does not solve your problem, have someone pressure test the cooling system, if this vehicle has a...

Mazda Repair: 1995 Mazda protege won't crank, crank shaft, mazda protege
crank shaft, mazda protege, luck chris: HI Ginger Is this really a problem with a no carnk? or a no start? A No crank condition is when the engine will not turn.. if the engine will not turn then there is a problem with the starting system. If it is cannking check for spark and injector pulse.....

Mazda Repair: 1995 mazda 626 2.5 v6, 1995 mazda 626, mazda 626
1995 mazda 626, mazda 626, side lever: the clicking noise is the relay working.. you need to replace the left side lever that controls the headlight funtion. it s not a very easy part to change, there s little springs and ball and removing a couple wires from the harness, i ve done many and still...

Mazda Repair: 1995 mazda protege,1.5, 180,000 miles, valve seals, mazda protege
valve seals, mazda protege, marvel mystery oil: that many miles alot of ppl wouldent really be bothered, doubt valve seals went bad, i would think it s time to re-ring it, but if you do these cyl walls tend to out of round so make sure you a bore gage and check it cause new rings wont last too long. if...

Mazda Repair: 1995 Passenger Side Mirror - 626, keystone automotive, side mirror
keystone automotive, side mirror, auto parts store: The Mirror is available from many different sources and any common internet search will yield satisfying results. You can also buy them through NAPA and a company called Keystone Automotive Products who carries the cool view line of replacement mirrors....

Mazda Repair: 1996 626 6 cyl. 5 speed clutch problem, clutch slave cylinder, slave cylinder replacement
clutch slave cylinder, slave cylinder replacement, shade tree mechanic: You probably have a leaky clutch slave cylinder. It could be the master cylinder, but that is generally not the case. It is also very likely that you are low on fluid. The average shade tree mechanic can handle a slave cylinder replacement. It doesn t require...

Mazda Repair: 1996 Mazda b2300 dies, mazda technicians, mazda dealer
mazda technicians, mazda dealer, luck chris: Hi Kevin Thanks for asking. It sounds like you have an odd problem with your truck. I have seem a problem similar to yours though on a mazda pick up, But it was a b3000. They are just about the same anyhow. It sounds like you may have an electriacl problem....

Mazda Repair: 1996 Mazda Protege AC works until engine is warmed up, vacuum test, startup period
vacuum test, startup period, mazda protege: Sounds like you need to see a certified AC shop. They will be able to pressure test and vacuum test the system to determine the exact reason why you cannot build the proper pressure in your system for more than 15 min at a time. Long distance diagnosis will...

Mazda Repair: 1996 Mazda Protege, mazda protege, moulding
mazda protege, moulding, tho: dident say where inside car its wet i do get alot of them for pass side floor wet. there is a drain for the evaperator box that sometimes gets plugged, it sticks out tho the firewall on pass side. as for trunk i prob replace the trunk moulding and see if...

Mazda Repair: 1997 Mazda, mazda 626, luck chris
mazda 626, luck chris, 1997 mazda 626: Hi Jamie thanks for asking.. I would take this vehicle to a local mechanic and ask him to cheack out the distibutor, if it has one---- the v-6 versions were especialy bad for this, And the symptoms that you told me sounds like it may be an ignition problem...

Mazda Repair: 1998 Mazda B4000, mazda b4000, ford dealership
mazda b4000, ford dealership, luck chris: Hi David thanks for asking ASorry for the delayed answer i was on vacation. I checked the service manual and it doesnt say a thing, I havnt done anything to one of these in a while so i wont be able to help you, call and ask a ford dealership for the same...

Mazda Repair: 1998 Mazda Millenia Handling Problem., mazda millenia, 1998 mazda millenia
mazda millenia, 1998 mazda millenia, tokico shocks: sorry i dont have any parts. and it sounds to me like the dealership is right you re gona need to replace all the parts they listed. and as for the shocks it all depends on what you are looking for if you want a little more performance than i would go with...

Mazda Repair: 1998 Mazda Protege Crankshaft bolt, ingersol rand, mazda protege
ingersol rand, mazda protege, luck chris: Hi Jeff thanks for asking, They where right it is NOT a left handed thread bolt, I have a Ingersol Rand TNT gun that I use to take that bolt off, I put it on max to remove that bolt, That gun has 1000 foot pounds of breaking torque and I still have never...

Mazda Repair: 1998 Mazda Protege stalling now after new battery, mazda protege, battery check
mazda protege, battery check, old battery: first thing i would check is the alternator, is it putting out more than 13v? is the check engine light on? was it running ok with the old battery before it went bad? check and make sure nothing got disconnected while replacing battery, check air tube for...

Mazda Repair: 1999 Mazda 626, egr solenoid, air control valve
egr solenoid, air control valve, egr valve: You might have a failing or stuck Idle Air Control valve. Another thing may be a stuck EGR valve or bad EGR solenoid. It will require you to take it to a shop and let them have it overnight so they can try to duplicate the problem as you did not mention if...

Mazda Repair: 1999 mazda 626 noise and check engine light, remote control car, emmisions control
remote control car, emmisions control, mazda dealer: HGi Will thanks for asking, Thats odd, maby the service guyy spilt something on the accesory drive belt, that could be the possible cause of the squeeling noise, And with the check engine light, that only comes on ususaly when the is an emmisions control...

Mazda Repair: 1999 mazda 626, mazda 626, luck chris
mazda 626, luck chris, 1999 mazda 626: H iRon thanks for asking, well it all depends, is there coolant coming out of the overflow tank when this happenes? and it should be the engine feeling lugish, there may also a poosiblity that you only need a tune up. get back to me with more information...

Mazda Repair: 2.2 Mazda-1992, replacing head gasket, right cylinder
replacing head gasket, right cylinder, timing light: Take a look on the crankcase pulley and somewhere on that pulley there should be a little line or an arrow or some kind of mark on it. Also somerwhere by that pulley there should be markings with some numbers on it and a big T on it. What you need to do is...

Mazda Repair: 2.5 6 cyl mazda engine in a 94 Probe, ford probe gt, mazda engine
ford probe gt, mazda engine, fuel injection system: Hi and thanks for writing, I had the same problem with this car when it was brought to me a few months ago. It turned out to be the inhibitor switch in the transmittion. It could be the same for your car too. It may be faulty or the connection may be loose....

Mazda Repair: 2.5 Mazda engine (*in ford contour lx), air control valve, ford contour
air control valve, ford contour, mazda engine: thats an easy one glen.. your iac valve is hanging up. i would reconmend changing it, it s not really exspensive. if you give it a good rap with a light hammer it will go away for a bit. iac- idle air control valve- facing the engine, it s on the right...

Mazda Repair: 2000 - 2003 Mazda Protege Transaxle, mazda dealer, mazda protege
mazda dealer, mazda protege, luck chris: HI robert thanks for asking, Im sorry to say this but I do not think they are interchangeable, both block have a different style to them, And the clutches are different on both. the only way to tell is to match them up, go to the mazda dealer and ask them...

Mazda Repair: 2000 Mazda Protege Hesitation, mazda protege, computer checks
mazda protege, computer checks, egr valve: Hi Krystle thanks for asking I have seen many similar problem, have somebody check the Egr valve that will cause a cough and sputter at idle and a stall issue, the mazda computers have been pretty good so I dont see that being the problem. does the check...

Mazda Repair: 2000 mazda 626 hub bearing, 2000 mazda 626, mazda 626
2000 mazda 626, mazda 626, cvj: hub bearing would be the rear, sounds like your talking about the front wheel bearing, yes you need a press to remove the bearing. we get 1.5 hrs to replace each side. i cant say it s ok to drive cause i dont know how loud it is, seems they just get louder...

Mazda Repair: 2000 mazda miata don't start up, miata don, mazda miata
miata don, mazda miata, inition: I would bet money that it has the same battery in it now that it had when it was new. Batteries typically last only 3-5 years. Go get a new battery and try that out. I do not believe that after sitting for a year that too much could have gone wrong with it....

Mazda Repair: 2000 Protege over heats in traffic, coolant system, temperature gauge
coolant system, temperature gauge, luck chris: Hi Andrea thanks fopr asking. I would only wory if the temperature gauge goes over the 3/4 mark. some fluctuation is ok, it will change depending on how fast you are going or how hard you are being on the car in the city, on the hiway it should stay fairly...

Mazda Repair: 2000 Protege Overheating, radiator hoses, mid gauge
radiator hoses, mid gauge, temperature gauge: got to be one of 2 things, either the cooling fan is not working, or the thermostat is sticking.. let it idle open the hood and after it gets around half way, the cooling fan should kick in, i would also feel the upper and radiator hoses, if the top hose...

Mazda Repair: 2001 626 making a squealing noise, power steering pump, ac compressor
power steering pump, ac compressor, good shape: It is either a loose belt, a worn out belt, or a bad ancillary component (ac compressor, power steering pump, alternator, etc.) . I would check the condition of your ac belt. If it is in good shape, try tightening the belt. Do not get too carried away tighetening...

Mazda Repair: 2001 626 V6 Auto Trans question, fluid exchange, mazda 626
fluid exchange, mazda 626, trans fluid: if your popping the pan off you should also change the filter your there any ways. as long as you use the right fluid everything should be ok. when replacing the gasket make sure to clean the mounting surface with the right tool don t use a putty knife or...

Mazda Repair: 2001 B3000 truck Horn quit working, truck horn, test light
truck horn, test light, fuse: first thing is check the horn fuse, it should be listed what number it is in your owners manual. if thats ok, put a test light to the horn termial while someone tries to push the horn,if it lights then your horn is bad, you can test a relay by pushing the...

Mazda Repair: 2001 Mazda 626 AC stopped working, compressor clutch, mazda 626
compressor clutch, mazda 626, flat face: Well, open the hood and with the engine off locate the AC compressor. It has a funny looking pulley with an almost flat face and lots of complexity to it. This is the compressor clutch, and it is what you engage when you push the AC button. Now that you have...

Mazda Repair: 2001 Mazda Tribute Repair, wheel bearings, mazda tribute
wheel bearings, mazda tribute, cheap tires: I do not advise buying your own parts; it is a lot like bringing a fine side of beef to a steak house and having them cook it for you expecting to pay less. It is not congenial to a good relationship with your auto professional. It will be between $200-$400...

Mazda Repair: 2001 Mazda Tribute, mazda tribute, sceem
mazda tribute, sceem, unfortantly: Hi Eric thnanks for asking. If the engine is cranking normally but wont start then it cant be vapour lock, i really dont believe in those fuel treatments, its al a sceem for money, fuel on its own keeps the sstem clean. unfortantly i dont think i will be...

Mazda Repair: 2001 MPV Alternator light, napa auto parts, defective alternator
napa auto parts, defective alternator, load testers: The autotensioner needs to be at least at the half way mark on its indicator. A defective alternator may also be suspect as without using a computer analyzing tester it is impossible to localize the issue. NAPA auto parts typically have a tester at there disposal...

Mazda Repair: 2001 MPV overheating after AC charged, coolant tank, ac condenser
coolant tank, ac condenser, radiator cap: Check the oil, the reason I say check the oil is that sometimes if the mechanic is using an oil filling pump that automatically dispenses the oil it can malfunction and only put in a fraction of the required quantity of oil. Thus causing more friction and...

Mazda Repair: 2001 MPV Radio Problem, radio cd cassette, radio problem
radio cd cassette, radio problem, radio unit: Hi again Brian The radio unit is not usualy hard to remove. Once the panel is removed there should just be a couple of other srews holding the unit in then it should just slide out, then all you have to do is unclip all the wires going into the back of the...

Mazda Repair: 2001 Protege having trouble starting, mazda protege lx, vacuum leaks
mazda protege lx, vacuum leaks, air filter oil: This is more of a general question. I don t think that you have any kind of a Mazda specific problem. In general, these kinds of problems are due to either a vacuum leak or the need for a tune-up. Vacuum leaks can be found with a length of hose. Hold one...

Mazda Repair: 2002 Mazda 626 check engine light, mazda 626, luck chris
mazda 626, luck chris, egr valve: Hi Jack thanks for asking.. It should be OK to drive for a while.. You may see a huge difference in fuel economy though. When a check engine light comes on it is usualy due to an emssions related failure, like an egr valve, DPFE sensor, random misfire, an...

Mazda Repair: 2002 Mazda Tribute Inner Door Handle, mazda tribute, screw out
mazda tribute, screw out, phillips head: Hi Jamie thanks for asking Sorry to say this but the whole door panel does not have to come off to replace this door handle, If you pul back on the handle you will see a little cap, lift that off and undo the phillips head screw out, push the plastic case...

Mazda Repair: 2002 Mazda Tribute, mazda tribute, luck chris
mazda tribute, luck chris, door switch: Hi Theresa I know what you mean now, Those bulbs are dealer items only, and the switch is going to have to be taken apart to get at the bulb, The door panel does not hav to come off to do this, the switch should be just clipped in, gently put in a flat head...

Mazda Repair: 2002 mazda 626 front end noise, wheel drive cars, front wheel drive cars
wheel drive cars, front wheel drive cars, mazda car: There are other possible causes, but a bad mount is by far the most likely cause. Worn motor and transmission mounts will often make more noise when it is cold. It is odd that a 5 year old car would need to have the mounts replaced so soon. However, front...

Mazda Repair: 2002 mazda tribute check engine light, mazda tribute, dpfe sensor
mazda tribute, dpfe sensor, recals: Hi Attila thanks for asking I dont know about where you are but where i am there are recalls out on some models for the DPFE sensor. This sensor is in assistance with the EGR valve wich may give a false code, check with Mazda on recals for this vehicle....

Mazda Repair: 2002 millenia, coolant tubes, octain
coolant tubes, octain, knock sensor: not gonna like this it s under the intake, special tools to remove it cause there s also coolant tubes involved. here s something i found over the past years to bypass doing all that work.. facing the the engine underneath look to the right side of the...

Mazda Repair: 2003 Mazda Protege 5 A/C problem, mazda protege 5, 2003 mazda protege 5
mazda protege 5, 2003 mazda protege 5, coat hanger: I don t have any bad news for you. The water under the dash is due to a plugged drain tube. An A/C system s evaporator core, which is usually located under the dash, gets very cold, so water condenses on it. This water is supposed to slowly drain to the outside...

Mazda Repair: 2003 MPV clanking, control arm bushings, lower control arm bushings
control arm bushings, lower control arm bushings, cv joint: Well, I have never heard of this reoccurring problem with the MPV. I would attribute it to a bad strut bearing or a failing CV joint. However, this is only speculatory and it should really make a trip to a shop for a complete work over. It could also be lower...

Mazda Repair: 2004 Mazda MPV, automatic transmission fluid, 2004 mazda mpv
automatic transmission fluid, 2004 mazda mpv, mazda mpv: Hi Bernd thanks for asking the drain plug is directly on the bottom of the transmission. remove that plug with the dipstick out of its tube. That allows air in the transmissoin to ease out the fluid. There is no check plug there is a dip stick to check the...

Mazda Repair: 1993 mazda mx6 serp. belt tensioner noise, 1993 mazda mx6, mazda mx6
1993 mazda mx6, mazda mx6, serp belt: i ran into that problem before myself. it s an aluminum block so more then likely the tread is striped there is no bolt it s treaded right to the engine block you don t have to remove the engine to get the bolt out you can lossen the engine mount on the left...

Mazda Repair: 1994 Mazda MX3 belts, 1994 mazda mx3, mazda mx3
1994 mazda mx3, mazda mx3, rule of thumb: loosen the adjuster bolts and remove the belts, install new belts and tighten then measure the belt deflection. as a rule of thumb if the distance from pulley center-to-pulley center is between 7 and 11 inches the belt should defelt 1/4inch. if the belt travels...

Mazda Repair: 1996 mazda protege, mazda protege, limit switch
mazda protege, limit switch, wiper motor: ( wipers won t shut off unless the ignition is off?) disconnect the wiring from the wiper control switch(steering column).if the wipers stop, replace the switch. if the wipers keep running, there s a defective limit switch in the motor. replace the motor...

Mazda Repair: 1998 Mazda Protege Stalled at stop sign, wont start, mazda protege, fuel pump
mazda protege, fuel pump, fuel tank: did you try testing the fuel pump? with a buddy put your ear close to the fuel tank and have him turn the car to the on position ( don t try and start it) and listen for a humming noise if you don t hear anything chances are you have a faulty fuel pum...

Mazda Repair: 2001 Mazda Millinia, exhaust gas recirculation, second time
exhaust gas recirculation, second time, mazda: they were right to clean the egr valve the code indicates an exhaust gas recirculation flow malfunction and a tune up is always agood idea when that happens as to why the pedal is sticking it could need to be lubricated i suggest having the dealership do the...

Mazda Repair: 2002 mazda626, combustion cycle, mazda626
combustion cycle, mazda626, gas tank: fuel filter is only to filter the fuel it wouldn t stop your gas from not running, pcv valve is used as an emissions device to reintruduce unspent gas back into the combustion cycle again wouldn t stop your car from running. it could be your injectors but...

Mazda Repair: 2002 protege alternator/belt, rule of thumb, deflection
rule of thumb, deflection, couple days: first replace the belt using wd40 can cause it to weaken and crack. and adjust it. most of the time a belt squeels cause it s been over tightened. belt deflection is important as a rule of thumb 7-11 inches between pulley centers deflection should be about...

Mazda Repair: 93 Mazda protege clutch problems, clutch problems, mazda protege
clutch problems, mazda protege, timely repair: it could be the pressure plate. replacing the clutch is something that i recommend you leave to an expert. it requires removing the tranny and can be a very timely repair and something that requires some special tools and without a host can be very hard to...

Mazda Repair: 2002 mazda626, gas tank, fuel pump
Mazda Repair: 2002 mazda626, gas tank, fuel pump, mazda

Mazda Repair: 2002 protege alternator/belt, pulley block, bolt
Mazda Repair: 2002 protege alternator/belt, pulley block, bolt, mechanic

Mazda Repair: Mazda 626 Motor Mount and Transmission, visible particles, metal shavings
Mazda Repair: Mazda 626 Motor Mount and Transmission, visible particles, metal shavings, failure

Mazda Repair: MPV Catalytic Converters (2001), tapem, mpv
Mazda Repair: MPV Catalytic Converters (2001), tapem, mpv, mazda

Mazda Repair: Sputtering/Dying 1993 Mazda Protege, power surges, belts
Mazda Repair: Sputtering/Dying 1993 Mazda Protege, power surges, belts, distributor cap

Mazda Repair: intermittent, violent shaking from front end, ball joints, vering
ball joints, vering, probe gt: the front end ball joints can be the problem and are easy to check just jack the car up and move the tire top to bottom and feel for play if there s alot you have a ball joint problem tie robs can also be checked that way but from side to side move the tire....

Mazda Repair: Mazda 626: Headlights, mazda 626, exspensive
mazda 626, exspensive, scrap yard: it s very posible the dealer is right and it s the comdination swich sounds a little exspensive to me for the parts and labour. i have a mazda that i m parting out and if you want i can lend you a switch to see if that s the problem and if so we ll go...

Mazda Repair: Mazda 626 Motor Mount and Transmission, precision tune autocare, mazda 626
precision tune autocare, mazda 626, trans fluid: i suggest seaking legal advice and having your car inspected by another shop to see if any of the problem you are having with the car is due to the repairs that you had done at the shop inquestion. it s really hard to prove that they caused the damage up if...

Mazda Repair: MPV Catalytic Converters (2001), obd2 code reader, mazda mpv
obd2 code reader, mazda mpv, computer reset: if you feel you can do the job yourself the great go ahead and do it, chances are that you may have to have the computer reset but you can easily go to canadian tire and buy your own portable OBD2 code reader and reset the computer yourself for about 200 bucks...

Mazda Repair: mazda 2000 2.5, mazda 2000, grey stone
mazda 2000, grey stone, manualy: i m showing warm up cat efficiency below threshold (cylinder bank no.1)it could posibly be the sensor but without testing it, it s hard to say. i suggest purchasing a repair manualy for your make and model of car and following the instructions they previde...

Mazda Repair: mazda 2000 2.5, mazda 2000, threshold bank
mazda 2000, threshold bank, oxygen sensor: i d say yes by the sounds of it do you know the engine code for me to have a look and see what it tells me. NOTE - not all engines codes give you the exact problem they only give you an idea were to look it may not be the sensor at all before replacing it...

Mazda Repair: mirror replacement, mazda 626 1993, side mirror
mazda 626 1993, side mirror, mazda 626: i also have a mazda 626 1993 and it s really somple to do there s a small plastic cover right behind the mirror on the by the inside door panel (not a part of the panel itself) simply give it a pull and the mirror is held in place by 3 screws easy fix shouldn...

Mazda Repair: Sputtering/Dying 1993 Mazda Protege, everyday occurrence, mazda protege
everyday occurrence, mazda protege, check oil: i noticed you commented on changing the batter and having the oil changed and the fuel filter it maybe possible that your alternator in starting to fail and not giving the proper charge the car needs other then that i don t see way it would just die on you...

Mazda Repair: tribute compression loss, mazda dealer, compression test
mazda dealer, compression test, combustion: i don t see the recetion being a problem are the plugs having anything to do with compression loss when you did a compreesion test did you do a wet and dry compression test to see were the problem maybe normally if your compression goes up after adding some...

Mazda Repair: Wheel Bearing Replacement, wheel bearing replacement, pickle fork
wheel bearing replacement, pickle fork, ball joints: depending on your knowlebge and what you can do yes most people can fix a wheel bearing themselfs i believe i would suggest geting a tie rod and ball joint kit before you start taking it apart if you use a pickle fork or just ply the heck out of the parts...

Mazda Repair: 1992 Mazda Miata, cylinder head gasket, valve cover gasket
cylinder head gasket, valve cover gasket, crankshaft seal: Cooling issues are either; air flow related or fluid flow related. Air Flow: Check inside the mouth (grille) make sure there are no obstructions. Miatas have a tendancy to suck up trash like grocery bags. A blockage of air will cause an overheat. Next...

Mazda Repair: AC problems, fan blows air, expansion valve
fan blows air, expansion valve, problem thanks: Been out of town. Sorry. If you charged the system and you visually see the compressor hub engaged and spinning but have no cold air and no circulation then: a. the compressor has internal reed failure and cannot compress b. the hub itself is slipping...

Mazda Repair: MAZDA 5 MAJOR TRANS LEAK!, accurate level, dipstick
accurate level, dipstick, o rings: Well, start by cleaning everything of fluid then double check your pan bolts, the plug, dipstick tube fitment and it s o-rings and the modulator fitment and o-ring. If the stick shows a level cold then start the engine allow it to run to temperature then...

Mazda Repair: Mazda Protege Speed, mazdaspeed protege, mazda protege speed
mazdaspeed protege, mazda protege speed, mazda protege: Not my specific are of expertise but, Remove the battery from the car, charge it overnight. Then let it sit over the next day or night to see if it maintains on it s own. If it doesn t you have a dead cell or an internal short in the battery which means,...

Mazda Repair: Rotors on a Tribute, mazda tributes, brake pad change
mazda tributes, brake pad change, mazda tribute: Rotors tend to last longer than that, 90-100k. Unless the pads wear thin damaging the rotors. It is customary to replace rotors rather than to refinish or lathe turn them since the process makes them thinner and thus more prone to warping and heat stress....

Mazda Repair: Rx7 will not start, neutral safety switch, light dims
neutral safety switch, light dims, caution light: You have a neutral safety switch on the transmission and a clutch interlock switch on the pedal. Either can open the circuit and not allow the starter to engage. Check the interlock first attached to the clutch pedal it sees the most use, a rubber pad that...

Mazda Repair: water pump leak, coolant leak, mazda dealership
coolant leak, mazda dealership, o2 sensor: Be sure it was replaced with a Mazda pump. Some places (dealers included) use aftermarket pumps which can be either rebuilt or built to a slightly different specification. Additionally a leak could be from the heater side pipe which connects via a small...

Mazda Repair: 1990 mazda 626 engine, crank case, oil leaks
crank case, oil leaks, mazda 626: Not my area of expertise but, No. Pressure? Excessive oil pressure can be due to the type oil and weight. (ie 20w-50 in cold weather will take more pressure to flow than 5w-30 will in the same condition) Also, pressure could be blow by in the crank case...

Mazda Repair: 1992 Mazda Miata, rear main oil seal, mazda miata
rear main oil seal, mazda miata, clutch release: If a clutch release bearing or the pilot bearing are failing a new clutch is the standard procedure since they are all inter related (parts and labor estimate $700-800). Pilot bearing are more common and tend to sound like a shrill or a squeak mostly when...

Mazda Repair: 1999 miata, best guess, coil pack
best guess, coil pack, ngk spark plugs: Several 99 and 2000 models experienced coil failures. Before going worst case though I suggest installing a new set of NGK wires and NGK spark plugs if you haven t recently. A breakdown of ignition wire shielding or a crack in a spark plug can cause similar...

Mazda Repair: 92 miata overheating problems, mazda miata, engine coolant
mazda miata, engine coolant, dash lights: Ok - deep breath. We may be able to save this one. The alternator and the water pump share the same drive belt. So yes, when the dash lights came on and it overheated it was because this belt failed/broke. When it did the alternator not spinning caused...

Mazda Repair: 92 miata overheating problems, catalytic converter, lifesaver
Mazda Repair: 92 miata overheating problems, catalytic converter, lifesaver, thermostats

Mazda Repair: Miata 1991, houston area, manual transmission
houston area, manual transmission, cooling system: It s possible to put a manual in a automatic Miata but not vice versa. The automatic transmission is electronically controlled and your manual is not equipped with the harnesses, the controls nor the cooling system required to make it an automatic. Sorry...

Mazda Repair: passenger air bag off switch, static electricity, safety restraint
static electricity, safety restraint, indicator lamp: Unfortunately the SRS (safety restraint system) systems from 94-97 did not come equipped with a switch to turn off the passengers airbag. Due to the design of the system a switch cannot be added. If the passenger air bag is disconnected the SRS MIL (malfunction...

Mazda Repair: 1990 Mazda Miata AC Installation, mazda miata, thermostat control
mazda miata, thermostat control, direct email: This is a big ticket job just so you are 100% aware before we get into a lengthy discussion. Not including the small parts, harnesses, brackets and lines your looking at big parts like a compressor, a condenser and a main cooling unit (which is the evaporator,...

Mazda Repair: 1990 MX5 Engine Hesitation, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: it s under trobleshooting in the front of the manual (engine stumbles on acceleration) -spark plugs fouled -fuel injection system faulty -clogged fuel filter -incorrect ignition timing -air intake leak now i m not to furmiler with you modle...

Mazda Repair: 1990 mazda rx-7, mazda rx 7, v belts
mazda rx 7, v belts, clutch assembly: Yes, smog pump, AC then, power steering. It s stinks but with multiple V belts you have to remove the ones in succession to make way, the alternator belt is the first belt on and last belt off, you will also need to remove the fan and clutch assembly. ...

Mazda Repair: 1991 Miata coolant leak back of engine, crank angle sensor, coolant leaks
crank angle sensor, coolant leaks, coolant leak: Yes there is a freeze plug on the rear of the block. Though not common to fail. If you have an excessive amount of corrosion in the system them it is possible. More common though would be one of the heater hoses, a rubber pipe plug (accessible passenger...

Mazda Repair: 1995 Miata Console Lock, key code, glove box
key code, glove box, valet: If the key opens the trunk and glove box door then the console or lock may have been changed at some point with either a new Mazda one or a used one. If the key does not unlock the glove box and the trunk lock then you have a valet key in hand, Sadly there...

Mazda Repair: 1999 Mazda 626, fuel injection system, air boxes
fuel injection system, air boxes, mazda 626: i don t believe you have a transmisson problem Engine stumble on acceleration) could be one or all of these fouled spark plugs fuel injection system faulty or clogged fuel filter incorrect ingition timing or a leak in the air intake ...

Mazda Repair: 2002 mazda protege 2.0LX, honey comb, mazda protege
honey comb, mazda protege, highway speed: Is the MIL (malfunction indicator lamp) on? Have you have the code read and cleared? The ECU monitors the vital sensors. Of them the main causes of this type fault would be ignition related. A full set of plugs and wires should have been installed, be...

Mazda Repair: '96 Mazda 626 Auto dies in reverse, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: very posible but before replacing it try cleaning it there s a spray you can buy for it and it s rather in exspensive. there was a service advisery on the 626 about a computer problem but i m not sure what year it was you can look into tat also buy calling...

Mazda Repair: check engine light, lamp ignition, leaky valve
lamp ignition, leaky valve, light thanks: First off you need to have the code read then cleared, if it comes back on, read it again to confirm the fault. Ignition misfires are common and on an engine of that age not unusual to see wire or plugs breakdown. Bad ignition wires or plugs can cause what...

Mazda Repair: cooling system, head gasket, blower motor
head gasket, blower motor, mazda6: no not at all they accualy suggest that if your engine is over heating to turn the car off and turn the heat on. the heater runs on a blower motor and a coil trasfuring the heat to the car. first check your fuses. if your carpet is bamp you may have a busted...

Mazda Repair: '96 Mazda 626 Auto dies in reverse, intake manifold gasket, dealer ship
Mazda Repair: '96 Mazda 626 Auto dies in reverse, intake manifold gasket, dealer ship, intake manifold

Mazda Repair: How do i replace the alternator on a mazda mpv 2000, diy project, specialty tools
Mazda Repair: How do i replace the alternator on a mazda mpv 2000, diy project, specialty tools, exhaust manifold

Mazda Repair: Low heat on drivers side, mazda mpv, 2003 mazda mpv
mazda mpv, 2003 mazda mpv, cabin air filter: it s normal in most cars to do this because the blower motor is normally lovated closer to the passenger off center. other then the ducking being blocked i m not to sure what it could be you can also try changing the cabin air filter might not help but it...

Mazda Repair: Mazda 3 abs light, whole saler, mazda 3
whole saler, mazda 3, e mail: the abs systenm is had to diagnos without puting it one a scope it can be anything from the whell bearings to the computer there s a way to disconnect it but as a law i can t tell you how to do it i suggest taking it to a liceneced shop and having it properly...

Mazda Repair: Problems with Car, test batteries, good shape
test batteries, good shape, load test: your battery isn t holding a charge or your alternator is faulty when the car is running perform a load test if you have a canadian tire in your area they normally test batteries for free if the battery comes back ok chances are you have a bad alternator or...

Mazda Repair: Rear door trim, mazda astina 323, interior door panel
mazda astina 323, interior door panel, mazda 626: there maybe a scwer hiden in the housing behind the handle pull the handle slightly back and check there that s the most common on the mazdas make sure that there isn t screws holding the speaker to the panel in the mazda 626 you have to remove the speakers...

Mazda Repair: How do i replace the alternator on a mazda mpv 2000, mazda mpv, alternator
mazda mpv, alternator, alternators: i m not to sure about the model of your car but always mark the direct of the belt ( if you plan on reusing it) and disconnect the battery. then simply remove the connectors and unbolt it. install is the reverse. some alternators have slider bolts keep that...

Mazda Repair: 1994 Mazda MX3 belts, 1994 mazda mx3, mazda mx3
1994 mazda mx3, mazda mx3, case thanks: it is posible but buying cheat belts doesn t help much either when your car is runing look to see if the plleys are moving freely if not replace the pulleys and buy a good qaulity belt don t over tight or under tighten please look at my pass answers...

Mazda Repair: 1999 mazda miata, mazda miata, rubber hammer
mazda miata, rubber hammer, varoom: you can check the fuel pump by listening for a humming from the tank have someone turn the key to the on position while you listen buy the tank for a slight hum if you don t hear on give the take a wack with a rubber hammer and see if the car turns over if...

Mazda Repair: 2003 Miata Timing Belt, interference engine, warrenty
interference engine, warrenty, timing belt: k well you can purchase a repair manual for you make and model to get the info you need. there rather cheap and have alot of info for almost every job you can think of. i would also check your warrenty seeing as you km reading is low to see if the repair is...

Mazda Repair: 94 Mazda MX6, mazda mx6, air ducting
mazda mx6, air ducting, sensors: purchase a spay clearing from a local parts store and spay the sensors one inside the air ducting and the other inside the thottle body you ll have to remove the air ducking to get to the thottole sensor. if that doesn t help have your idle checked th...

Mazda Repair: 94 mazdz 626, v6 model, drive axle
v6 model, drive axle, gasket: not that hard but very timely V6 model before you do so purchase a thottle body gasket there about 10 bucks you ve have to remove the air ducking and the thottle body to get to itunder the thottle body 4clyinder remove the bracket between the intake and the...

Mazda Repair: CV Boot or new axle, cv boots, cv boot
cv boots, cv boot, abs brakes: depending on the price difference yes it is easy just to get the unit complete i myself have never had a problem removing the hub nut i normally use a brakerbar seeing as i don t have air and never seem to have a problem is this the left or right side?...

Mazda Repair: check engine light still on after repairs, blown head gasket, 2000 mazda 626
blown head gasket, 2000 mazda 626, cam sensor: you need to have it scaned and the scan tool can remove the stored code and reset the computer as long as the problem was ceracted it want display the engine light but if the problem is still there the light will come on again make sure you gaped the sensor...

Mazda Repair: Ford probe 2,5 v6 valve stem seals, valve stem seals, ford probe
valve stem seals, ford probe, compression test: it s very do-able if you have some common specality tools and an air compressor the heads don t need to be removed when removing parts make a point to put every piece back were it was (lable lable lable) make sure you have the right remove sequince of all...

Mazda Repair: Rear Shock/Strut Replacement, rear strut, lever type
Mazda Repair: Rear Shock/Strut Replacement, rear strut, lever type, seat cushion

Mazda Repair: Mazda b2200 Computer Repair, mazda b2200, gm vechiles
mazda b2200, gm vechiles, computer purchase: computers are easy to remove and replace and normally are located in the center of the car under the dash close to the floor some are located in the engine compartment but that s tipical of GM vechiles before you remove the computer: purchase a static...

Mazda Repair: R&R 1993 Mazda 626 Timing Belt, crankshaft pulley, crank sensor
crankshaft pulley, crank sensor, inner fender: disconnect battery loosen water pump pulley bolts remove the drive belts remove pulley position #1 piston at top dead center loose but don t remove RF lug nuts apply parking brake block rear wheels raise front of car remove RF wheel remove R inner...

Mazda Repair: Rear Shock/Strut Replacement, sway bar links, pickle fork
sway bar links, pickle fork, ball joints: first remember all cars are different so this is just a general guild line front 1. loosen the lug nuts and axle bolt 2. jack up the car and secure it on jact stands 3. remove the tire 4. useing a ball joint and tie rod tool remove the ball joints...

Mazda Repair: 1981 RX-7 Electrical, happenned, hot night
happenned, hot night, fuel economy: That is an electronically controlled carburetor, a vain attempt at fuel economy and emissions from the 80 s. Try unplugging the choke coil at the carburetor and see if it re-occurs. Also check your motor to body grounds and grounds at the battery. Be sure...

Mazda Repair: 1993 Mazda won't idle, coolant levels, mazda rx7
coolant levels, mazda rx7, toyota tercel: You own a very complex Mazda. Sadly, the symptoms you describe can relate back to as many as 11 different service malfunctions. I ll try my best to help narrow things down but you will have to be hands-on on a car that is NOT easy to work on for even an...

Mazda Repair: 1993 miata air bag code 10, mazda dealer, diagnostic control
mazda dealer, diagnostic control, system battery: The diagnostic control unit has failed. You need replacement part NA01677F0A, $187.04 from a Mazda dealer. The unit is plug and play though the assembly is a bear to get to unless you are a contortionist. Under the dash above the steering column. The smaller...

Mazda Repair: 1995 Mazda Millenium, engine oil pressure, psi readings
engine oil pressure, psi readings, low oil pressure: The light is telling you the oil pressure is low. You can have a full crankcase of oil but if the pump cannot maintain a minimum pressure the light will come on. Ask your mechanic if he can preform an engine oil pressure test to obtain it s actual PSI readings....

Mazda Repair: I have a 1997 Mazda MPV with no spark, camshaft position sensor, mazda mpv
camshaft position sensor, mazda mpv, crank sensor: MPV is not in my field but if you have a conventional distributor type inside the distributor should be a magnetic pickup that tells the coil when to fire. If it is distributor-less then you have a camshaft position sensor and/or a crank sensor that tell...

Mazda Repair: 2008 mazda cx-9 AWD, rear drive shaft, shaft assembly
rear drive shaft, shaft assembly, mechanical position: Follow Up: My system shows the Rear Drive Shaft Assembly which appears to include the carrier support. P/N KG03-25-100D. $992. The item is on nationwide backorder until August 18th. Considering you have already waited 20 days and there may still be no...

Mazda Repair: 626 transmission problem, synthetic atf, transmission troubles
synthetic atf, transmission troubles, speed models: 4 cylinder, 4 speed models from 93-97 most if not all. Have seen very few in the 1998-2002 fail. They were cursed with a four letter word. F-O-R-D. It never hurts to add an auxiliary cooling unit though can t say if it will keep you trouble free. I might...

Mazda Repair: 93 mazda 626 thermostat, upper radiator hose, coolant level
upper radiator hose, coolant level, mazda 626: Locate the housing at the engine end of the upper radiator hose. Drain about 1 gallon of coolant from the radiator Remove the housing Make note how thermostat is installed Clean both surfaces Replace thermostat and gasket Re-fill coolant slowly...

Mazda Repair: 95 626 A/C not cooling, panel lamps, blown fuse
panel lamps, blown fuse, panel switch: Look directly at the compressor to see if the clutch is engaging or not. You will hear it engage/disengage also. Low side pressure should be 30-45 PSI at around 1800 RPM. If you have a blown fuse or link the system will not operate, the clutch will not...

Mazda Repair: 95 Mazda 626 lags between 1st and 2nd gears., mazda 626, engine speed
mazda 626, engine speed, transmission fluid: 626 is not my specialty but, a common low RPM issue is aged ignition wires and plugs. Check them if not replaced do so. The transmission looks to the engine speed and load as to when to shift. It does it both electronically and with a vacuum signal. Low...

Mazda Repair: 96' Mazda Millenia vibration on idle-check engine light ON, valve cover gasket, mazda millenia
valve cover gasket, mazda millenia, cv joints: That engine should have six direct fire coils located on top of each spark plug. Each one has a harness that leads to it. If you unplug the harnesses one at a time and note the change it has on the engine speed then you should be able to field test it...

Mazda Repair: AC Constant clicking, air still very cold, 93 MX6, excessive air, ac compressor
excessive air, ac compressor, pressure switch: It could be over charged causing the high pressure switch to cut it on/off or it could be freezing and the temperature sensor could also be cutting the compressor on/off. Excessive air in the system from can charges can also create this. Look at the compressor...

Mazda Repair: Driver side door, interior door panel, latch assembly
interior door panel, latch assembly, mazda 626: If a latch screw is out you can assume more than one may also be loose or missing. The latch is not sitting in it s normal fixed place so the actuator rods inside the door are not able to pull the latch mechanism. Your only hope is to get between the glass...

Mazda Repair: 1993 Mazda won't idle, wire connector, engine oil
Mazda Repair: 1993 Mazda won't idle, wire connector, engine oil, air filter

Mazda Repair: 1993 miata air bag code 10, thermal fuse, diagnostic control
Mazda Repair: 1993 miata air bag code 10, thermal fuse, diagnostic control, thermistor

Mazda Repair: 626 transmission problem, mazda car, auto transmission
Mazda Repair: 626 transmission problem, mazda car, auto transmission, mazda

Mazda Repair: Horn!, hood latch, horn buttons
Mazda Repair: Horn!, hood latch, horn buttons, auto zone

Mazda Repair: Mazda MX6 (1993) 2.5i, mx6, cars
Mazda Repair: Mazda MX6 (1993) 2.5i, mx6, cars

Mazda Repair: mazda protege 2000, mass airflow sensor, intake hose
Mazda Repair: mazda protege 2000, mass airflow sensor, intake hose, air filter

Mazda Repair: replacing thermostat on mazda mpv 1993, upper radiator hose, thermostats
Mazda Repair: replacing thermostat on mazda mpv 1993, upper radiator hose, thermostats, radiator

Mazda Repair: Horn!, mazda miata, metal hanger
mazda miata, metal hanger, test light: Horn failures are not uncommon. A ground issue can be the fault many times. Try unbolting the horn mount and retightening it to get a new ground both at the horn and at the metal hanger fasteners. If it still does not work you can disconnect the wire at...

Mazda Repair: Horn Button, phillips head screws, salvage yard
phillips head screws, salvage yard, horn button: Assuming it is a Miata steering wheel, air bag module center, two thumb horn buttons left and right. The buttons can be removed with a small pick tool around the very outside edges of the button surround, be careful not to slip or pry to hard against the...

Mazda Repair: Mazda MX6 (1993) 2.5i, mazda mx6 1993, mazda mx6
mazda mx6 1993, mazda mx6, magnetic pickup: I m not up on that car. But no spark means it either isn t getting the signal meaning either the cam(s) are not rotating hence a broken timing belt or the magnetic pickup is not sensing rotation or the coil(s) are not firing. If you can look into the oil...

Mazda Repair: Mazda millenia 95, mazda millenia, major components
mazda millenia, major components, moving parts: If your engine seized up it likely means it did not get the oil or coolant it requires to protect itself for whatever reason and overheated to a point were the internal moving parts expanded and hence locked up or in other words seized the engine. This usually,...

Mazda Repair: After market intake, shock tower brace, stock intake
shock tower brace, stock intake, cool box: The cooler the air entering the engine the better the atomization, that equals power and efficiency. The Racing Beat 56502 intake $215 and the 56499 duct $138 best way to go. If you have the Shock Tower brace you ll need an adapter (56511) to accommodate...

Mazda Repair: mazada batter light, alternator belt, jumper cables
alternator belt, jumper cables, internal regulator: The alternator has an internal regulator, a switch that cycles the output of the alternator as the battery requires more or less power. The dash light indicates either there is no output from the alternator or there is too much. The alternator can be producing...

Mazda Repair: mazda protege 2000, mazda protege, spark energy
mazda protege, spark energy, gunk: Ignition wires can gain resistance as they get older causing the spark energy to decrease and in some low RPM situations actually drop out causing a or some cylinders to misfire. Another common is clean the throttle body and the controls within, carbon or...

Mazda Repair: overheating, plastic grocery bags, motor brushes
plastic grocery bags, motor brushes, tank failures: Top tank failures are common with overheats and especially on Miatas 12 years+, the plastic gets brittle. Two main things to look for. Coolant flow and air flow. Top tanks on Miata radiators are pre-stressed plastic for a reason and when replaced you...

Mazda Repair: protetge dies with hard stop, shunt mode, light flicker
shunt mode, light flicker, vacuum leak: It s a good idea to check for a vacuum leak however when your in neutral the motor does not have the load of the transmission so it may not give the same fault. Vacuum should be 12-17 psi/hg at idle if you have access to a gauge. Leaks are also fairly easy...

Mazda Repair: replacing thermostat on mazda mpv 1993, mazda mpv 1993, mazda mpv
mazda mpv 1993, mazda mpv, upper radiator hose: Locate the housing at the engine end of the upper radiator hose. Drain about 1 gallon of coolant from the radiator Remove the housing Make note how thermostat is installed Clean both surfaces Replace thermostat and gasket Re-fill coolant slowly...

Mazda Repair: Front left wheel bearing Mazda 323, front wheel bearings, flood water
front wheel bearings, flood water, mazda 323: Based on what you tell me my thoughts are the original bearing as an assembly was not replaced. I suspect it was simply cleaned repacked with grease and refitted. Bearings are tough parts that don t fail easily. Hitting a curb, accidents that involve impact...

Mazda Repair: 1979 RX7, vacuum leak, plug connectors
vacuum leak, plug connectors, metering system: If you can rule out ignition then look for a vacuum leak source (for which there can be many) then check the carburetor for proper operation. Clean everything with a carburetor cleaner spray, softly manipulate the linkage points and see if anything is binding...

Mazda Repair: 1990 S90, intermittent failures, transmission problem
intermittent failures, transmission problem, s90: 929, that makes more sense. One injector for each cylinder. Ignition issues can cause intermittent failures like what your experiencing and swapping parts is common maintenance so best to change out these commons first before moving on. Injectors on that...

Mazda Repair: 1992 Miata Air Bag Diagnostic Unit, static electricity, diagnostic unit
static electricity, diagnostic unit, miatas: No, all 90-94 models had the Air Bag Diagnostic Modules under the dash above the column. New models switched to a solid state one part unit which is under the dash (center dash) and those require dash removal to access. Look under your dash at the column....

Mazda Repair: 1993 Mazda RX7, automatic transmission fluid, apex seals
automatic transmission fluid, apex seals, mazda rx7: Apex seals. No compression, you need to follow my previous instruction to get it started again. This could be a sign of things to come so once you get it running keep it running on a daily basis so these seals do not contract again. Also, put 2 ounces of...

Mazda Repair: 1993 mazda 929 not starting, starter solenoid, mazda 929
starter solenoid, mazda 929, 1993 mazda 929: Clean and tighten the battery terminals, Try a new battery or at least one that is known good. Next check the ground (negative cable) where it attaches to the motor. Check the hot lead where it connects to the starter solenoid loosen clean and reconnect...

Mazda Repair: 1994 626, 188,000 miles, compression check, older cars
compression check, older cars, excessive wear: If the plugs and wires have been ruled out then the coil is next to be checked then the cam/crank pick up sensor which feed it a signal. The problem you describe sounds like ignition break down at some point. If you have been driving it for some period the...

Mazda Repair: 1995 Mazda Protege vibration @ stop/idle, mazda protege, term maintenance
mazda protege, term maintenance, idle control valve: Not in my area of expertise. Possibly an ignition misfire, low speed miss. If you haven t recently, replace the spark plugs and ignition wires, use NGK. If it is a cap and rotor distributor then change them also. This is a basic tune up and will likely...

Mazda Repair: 1997 Mazda MPV, intermittent faults, fuel gauge
intermittent faults, fuel gauge, mazda mpv: Not likely connected. The fuel gauge is not within the operational scope which the MIL is associated with. The fuel gauge is most likely the sending unit or a connection since they seldom fail. Sadly the whole assembly is in the fuel tank and is not easily...

Mazda Repair: 1997 Mazda Protege Check Engine Light, malfunction indicator light, catylitic converter
malfunction indicator light, catylitic converter, mazda protege: I m just going to give you a few scenarios. Start out simple. Have you ever had the fuel filter changed? Fuel pressure or flow can cause these type issues and this is a maintenance item. Also air filter and inlet tubing, check them for restrictions....

Mazda Repair: 2000 protege 1.6, maf sensor, vacuum leak
maf sensor, vacuum leak, indicator lamp: TPS seldom if ever fail The symptoms point heavy to the MAS though you say you changed it. Cross check for a vacuum leak or an air bleed at some connection. Does it idle higher than normal? If so check the ICS (idle control solenoid - ICS/IAV). Engine...

Mazda Repair: 2002 Mazda Tribute, engine cranks, mazda tribute
engine cranks, mazda tribute, engine fires: Not likely the battery. The truck should run on it s alternator alone. To rule this system out start the truck and while it is idling disconnect the negative (- black) terminal. If it dies then the alternator/regulator are not doing there job. A quick...

Mazda Repair: Air Bag Light is constantly on, auto safety hotline, air bag deployment
auto safety hotline, air bag deployment, highway traffic safety: Mazda had a recall on the solid state SRS control module but I don t think it extended to 1996 models. Make the call to see if it does (contact information below). The MIL on constant means the system is down, check all fuses both under hood and under dash...

Mazda Repair: alarm disconnect mazda 323GLX, mazda system, centrol
mazda system, centrol, system resets: The alarm is not likely a Mazda system, meaning it was not installed by Mazda nor is it a Mazda brand alarm. If it was let me know. Try disconnecting the negative battery terminal, depress the brake pedal for 10 seconds. Place the ignition key in the...

Mazda Repair: clutch replacement 1987 rx7, clutch bearings, rear main oil seal
clutch bearings, rear main oil seal, clutch replacement: 1. Get a clutch kit (Mazda or ACT) good brand. 2. Lift the car, disconnect the battery. 3. Remove the clutch hydraulic ram (slave cylinder) 4. Remove the shifter (from inside) 5. Remove the starter (suspend it with wire, leave the cables attached) 6....

Mazda Repair: coolant in rotary chamber, rotor housings, side seals
rotor housings, side seals, oem specs: White smoke is a sign of coolant or water entering the combustion chamber, blue is oil. Though a small amount is not uncommon during start up at times due to moisture in the exhaust system. If it continues after warm up then a fault can be assumed. Having...

Mazda Repair: engine cuts off, mazda dealer, mazda protege
mazda dealer, mazda protege, spark test: When it fails like that again you need to preform a spark test to see if the ignition is firing. The symptoms sound like a failing coil however I believe that car uses a a dual coil set up if so it would fire on 2 of 4, its not in my normal area of expertise...

Mazda Repair: Fault code reader, obd2 scanner, mazda japan
obd2 scanner, mazda japan, mazda 323f 1998: You may be able to find a generic scanner that will read Japanese makes. The Mazda scanner we use is flash card specific for a range of year model. Some high end common scanners (Snap On) have flash cards for different makes, ie: Mazda, Nissan or a general...

Mazda Repair: 1995 Mazda Protege vibration @ stop/idle, motor mounts, good luck
Mazda Repair: 1995 Mazda Protege vibration @ stop/idle, motor mounts, good luck

Mazda Repair: 1997 Mazda Protege Check Engine Light, cell neoprene, plastic fabric
Mazda Repair: 1997 Mazda Protege Check Engine Light, cell neoprene, plastic fabric, obd ii code reader

Mazda Repair: 2002 Mazda Tribute, mazda tributes, deceleration
Mazda Repair: 2002 Mazda Tribute, mazda tributes, deceleration, mazda

Mazda Repair: MX3 stalling, distributor cap, junk yard
Mazda Repair: MX3 stalling, distributor cap, junk yard, capacitor

Mazda Repair: mazda 626 problems., engine temp, air mass
Mazda Repair: mazda 626 problems., engine temp, air mass, throttle body

Mazda Repair: over heating, coolant level, 2000 mazda 626
coolant level, 2000 mazda 626, pressure leak: Does it over heat quickly or does it overheat as the water level drops. If your loosing coolant a pressurized leak test may lead you to the source, line plug, hose or connection. Water pump seals can fail and leave a very small trace that they have. In...

Mazda Repair: Mazda 3 oil leak, mazda 3 hatchback, engine seals
mazda 3 hatchback, engine seals, 2005 mazda 3: How many mile do you have? I would check the tightness of the oil filter and the drain plug as the simplest approach to the problem. Next, I would use a spray cleaner (brake cleaner works well) to clean the affected area. It will degrease and remove...

Mazda Repair: Mazda 323 cv joint, cv joint, boot failure
cv joint, boot failure, mazda 323: Not in my area of expertise but, I never suggest replacing just the boot. Aftermarket boots will never fit just right and if it has aged to the point of boot failure then the CV joint will not be far behind. You can buy and axle assembly (remanufactured...

Mazda Repair: Mazda 626 DX (92'), brake pad change, rotor hub
brake pad change, rotor hub, hub face: Not in my specific area of expertise. Though first thing be sure it s not a rotor/hub assembly. If so the bearing center will have to be removed with it. If it isn t (and as best as I can recall it shouldn t be the above design) then rust is holding your...

Mazda Repair: Mazda MPV, excessive repairs, mazda mpv
excessive repairs, mazda mpv, high mileage: The MPV is a moderately good long term vehicle. With normal maintenance they see relatively high mileage use compared to other makes. It is very dependent upon your residual value vs the penalty of turning it in as to wether it is worth the expense or not....

Mazda Repair: Miata Airbag Diagnostic Replacement, safety precaution, release tabs
safety precaution, release tabs, static electricity: Your air bag light is flashing 10 times between a pause? The unit is located above the steering column. You will notice two light blue boxes one larger than the other. The larger one is the diagnostics module the smaller is the battery back up unit. ...

Mazda Repair: Miata fuel pump fuse problem, fuel pump relay, jumper wire
fuel pump relay, jumper wire, mazda miata: The likelihood of a wire harness short is slim. the Miata is well built. Unless the car has been in a collision at some point in time. The fuel pump relay is most likely your fault. If it is shorting internally overheating this could cause the relay...

Mazda Repair: MX3 stalling, throttle position sensor, crankshaft position sensor
throttle position sensor, crankshaft position sensor, camshaft sensor: Not in my area of expertise but it sounds like a magnetic pick up or a crank/cam position sensor issue. Not sure which that car uses. If it has a mechanical distributor and lots of miles the distributor drive shaft may be also to blame since a pickup relies...

Mazda Repair: mazda 626 problems., mazda 626 problems, mass airflow sensor
mazda 626 problems, mass airflow sensor, 1996 mazda 626: Check the MAS (mass airflow sensor) connection points, harness and wire connector. The device can be cleaned with brake or throttle body cleaner. Wiggling the connector or harness while the engine is running may force the problem are to show itself...

Mazda Repair: mazda obdII code, keyless entry system, mvp2004
keyless entry system, mvp2004, clogged drain: Not my specialty area but, this is what the system is telling you. P2404 - EVAP System leak detection pump circuit malfunction. The evaporative monitoring system is in operation just after the vehicle is stopped and the ignition key is turned off....

Mazda Repair: Overdrive on 2002 Mazda Protege DX, mazda protege, drivability
mazda protege, drivability, overdrive: The button engages the Overdrive Off or Hold feature which keeps the vehicle from up shifting to 4th gear or overdrive. This is only useful in heavy stop and go driving or pulling of a trailer or uphill situations. I would assume a switch or connection...

Mazda Repair: Windsheild wipers on Mazda Protege, splined shaft, motor shaft
splined shaft, motor shaft, mazda protege: Not my area of expertise but, raise the hood, look under the windshield at the wiper arm linkage follow it to the motor. There is a nut that holds the linkage to the motor it has a splined shaft. I sounds like the nut may have loosened allowing the linkage...

Mazda Repair: wiper problems on 86 mazda 323, motor mazda, mazda 323
motor mazda, mazda 323, ground lead: It s not in my area of expertise however the 323 was a very simple car. Work backwards from your problem. Un-plug the wiper motor and apply 12 volts if it works good. Reconnect it. Cross check your ground lead or the bolt that secures the motor. Trace...

Mazda Repair: 1999 miata, jumper wire, car wont start
jumper wire, car wont start, fuel feed: If it runs on starting fluid then it is not an ignition problem. Check for fuel flow. Your in tank pump may have failed. Open the fuel feed line and get a catch container in place. In the diagnostics box under the hood, drivers side, place a jumper wire...

Mazda Repair: 2002 Mazda Protege LX Code P0421 Warm Up Cat, water pump replacement, timing belt replacement
water pump replacement, timing belt replacement, mazda dealer: Not my particular area of expertise but, some notes. Converters do fail, usually after 90k depending on the driving style. City cars (short hoppers) tend to corrode while highway cars tend to burn out. Highway driven converters last longer since converters...

Mazda Repair: 2003 Protege 5 overheating, cross country trip, expansion tank
cross country trip, expansion tank, ac system: Air Flow: Look inside the front grille for any obstructions, (ie. plastic bags etc.) Engine idling turn the ac on and check that both cooling fans are spinning. The air flow coming from them should be strong, reason I say this is a fan motor can fail...

Mazda Repair: 98 Millenia, solenoid design, cable design
solenoid design, cable design, gear shift: Not my area of expertise however, there is a shifter lock solenoid or cable pin lock that must engage for the key to be removed. If it is a cable design it could be an adjustment at the shifter if the solenoid design then the part may be failing of a connection...

Mazda Repair: buying a mazda rx-8, mazda rx 8, apex seals
mazda rx 8, apex seals, piston engine: The fuel economy is actual however, the heavier the foot the less the economy. It s certainly not a gas-mizer but it is fun to drive, hence the heavy foot. They run fine on 87 octane though I recommend in city to use mid grade and leave 87 for the long drives....

Mazda Repair: 2002 Mazda Protege LX Code P0421 Warm Up Cat, mazda dealer, egr valves
Mazda Repair: 2002 Mazda Protege LX Code P0421 Warm Up Cat, mazda dealer, egr valves, protoge

Mazda Repair: 2003 Protege 5 overheating
Mazda Repair: 2003 Protege 5 overheating

Mazda Repair: Miata blowing fuses, fuse box, engine compartment
Mazda Repair: Miata blowing fuses, fuse box, engine compartment, internet search

Mazda Repair: RX-7 1984 Mazda w/ FI 13b engine, j 109, google
Mazda Repair: RX-7 1984 Mazda w/ FI 13b engine, j 109, google, ecu

Mazda Repair: ignition switch, neutral safety switch, starter solenoid
neutral safety switch, starter solenoid, engine compartment: You need to perform line by line circuit tests before you get into swapping parts or it may end up costing you. The starter leads from the ignition switch to the starter solenoid is a good place to start. If you have continuity there then you should be able...

Mazda Repair: location of 1992 Miata fuel pump, phillips head screws, phillips driver
phillips head screws, phillips driver, wire connections: Its in the tank. Behind the seat under the rear deck carpet is a odd shaped access cover remove it and you ll see the oval top to the pump assembly. Unplug the lines and the wires, remove the small phillips head screws (don t drop any they will go into never...

Mazda Repair: Miata blowing fuses, electronic control unit, fuel pump relay
electronic control unit, fuel pump relay, fuse block: You have a dead short somewhere in the system. Follow the harness from the injectors. for test purposes disconnect the ground leads behind the fuel rail, also disconnect and reconnect the main ground lead (next to the dipstick). Try the system with these...

Mazda Repair: mazda ('85) 12A engine, apex seals, 12a engine
apex seals, 12a engine, viable option: You will be removing fasteners and affecting seals for all five housings/ends. So no, working on a single rotor is not a viable option, without a controlled tear down it will likely cause issues with other areas. Not saying impossible, just not likely you...

Mazda Repair: RX-7 1984 Mazda w/ FI 13b engine, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: Fuel; check for flow in a catch can. Ignition; you have spark enough to fire it up once in awhile. See if you have spark while cranking it when it doesn t want to start. Will it start with starting fluid, does it run longer. Narrow down the fuel and...

Mazda Repair: rear disc brakes, rear disc brakes, set screw
rear disc brakes, set screw, disc brakes: Not my particular area of expertise but, most Mazda rear brake systems have an access plug on the back side of the caliper. Underneath you should find a set screw that should require an allen head tool to to withdraw the piston. Once new pads are installed...

Mazda Repair: 1994 protege clutch noises, throwout bearings, torque specs
throwout bearings, torque specs, special tools: any tranny job can be hard if your not mechanically inclinded. and some models require special tools. it s not an inpossible job to do by the do it yourselfer but keep in mind this job could take even the well mechanically inclinded do it yourselfer a whole...

Mazda Repair: 1999 Miata Clutch problems, miata clutch, light tug
miata clutch, light tug, clutch problems: The screech and the clutch issue you describe are not related. The screech, is most likely due to a loose or worn drive belt (alternator or AC-Power Steering). Visually check them (engine off) for signs of cracking and a light tug can help to see if they...

Mazda Repair: 1999 mazda 626, mazda 626 lx, mazda 626
mazda 626 lx, mazda 626, 1999 mazda 626: the yellow is more then likely antifrezze. also sounds like your engine is still rotating when turned off i,m not to sure why it would do that been a while since i ve looked into that proplem your idle speed maybe set to high your rpm s should be around 1500...

Mazda Repair: 2000 Mazda 626 check engine light, 2000 mazda 626, car mechanic
2000 mazda 626, car mechanic, faulty engine: if you had it diagnosed and there wasn t any codes then you probly have a faulty engine light, you can try removing the battery cable and press the brake pedal for about 10-20 secounds then reconnect the battery, that s how i ve reset all the mazdas i ve worked...

Mazda Repair: 2002 Mazda 626 - fuel pump install, mazda 626, knowledge tools
mazda 626, knowledge tools, fuel pressure: you can find all the repair info you need if you purchase a repair manual for most parts stores canadian tire has a large selection as for tools you might need a sslide hammer or a brass punch the repair manual will tell you the tools. i m not to sure...

Mazda Repair: 626 engines, 1995 mazda 626, fly wheel
1995 mazda 626, fly wheel, emissions standards: yes 1993 to 1995 mazda 626 MX6 and ford probe all use the same engine there are two types KL and another one i not to sure of you can try calling a wrecking yard there s a place in toronto that sells used engines from japan that have low miles but you have...

Mazda Repair: 90 mazda 929s, mass air sensor, oxygen sensors
mass air sensor, oxygen sensors, metal conductor: A generally simple and reliable car. Ignition, meaning plugs, wires, cap and rotor are the main areas to check for break down. Low speed misfires, poor combustion, slight drop off in fuel efficiency, all this can be traced back to simple ignition failures...

Mazda Repair: 91 miata dead miss out of nowhere, miata mx5, jumper wire
miata mx5, jumper wire, true base: The timing needs to be set with a light and with the computer shunted so a true base line timing came be done otherwise the computer will counter adjust for every adjustment you make. Shunting is easiest done by placing a jumper wire between GND and TEN in...

Mazda Repair: 98 Mazda 626 w/L4, exhaust noise, mazda 626
exhaust noise, mazda 626, low battery: a hard start when cold is probly due to a discharged are low battery as for the other i m not to sure i don t time it would be the timing you you can try disconnecting the cat to see if it s clogged but i m not to sure what would cause the exhaust noise...

Mazda Repair: 99 miata, fuel pumps, coil pack
fuel pumps, coil pack, mazda miata: Fuel pumps are very rare in Miatas that get daily use, though they do fail eventually though it will not cause the MIL to go on so you may have two issues to deal with. The ignition coil pack has long since been an issue with 99 and 2000 models. I would...

Mazda Repair: the battery warning light comes on, nissan maxima, warning light
nissan maxima, warning light, charging system: the battery light comes on warning you that the charging system isn t working if you ve recently had the alternator replaced make sure it s not faulty and have the battery checked, if both those or ok then i d say your warning light i acting up on you you...

Mazda Repair: gas light and gas guage, mazda 323, cuting
mazda 323, cuting, fuel pressure: it would either be the gauge or the float not to sure if you have to drop the tank but most of the time you have to. try removing the back seat to see if you can get to the fuel pump there and if not you ll have to drop the tank. replacing a float is rather...

Mazda Repair: Location of Starter, mazda millenia s, mazda millenia
mazda millenia s, mazda millenia, 2001 mazda millenia: Not my specialty area but, I had the misfortune of replacing one of those. Driver side under the charge air cooler. Seven steps, remove the air charger (as an assembly), battery and tray, shift cable and bracket, starter rear bracket, then you ll have a...

Mazda Repair: Miata not started since 1999, combustion area, direct email
combustion area, direct email, hand rotation: That s not totally uncommon. Many are put into limited use as collectibles and time creeps up on them if not put into some type of use. Since it has not been run it will have some varnish and gum issues within the cylinder head combustion area. Most noted,...

Mazda Repair: miata fuse location, jumper lead, test meter
jumper lead, test meter, pin plug: Check the pump relay mounted under the dash drivers side (hung above the clutch pedal) It s a six contact relay. The system uses a 30 amp main under the hood, passenger side. You can test the circuit by placing a jumper lead in the diagnostics box (driver...

Mazda Repair: Replacing Struts on 626, alignment marks, drive axles
alignment marks, drive axles, axle nuts: if it s just the struts your replacing then not you will not need to remove the ball joint and tie rods make sure to make alignment marks before removing the knuckle bolts and disconnect and remove components needed. you shouldn t need alignment good...

Mazda Repair: 1990 Mazda Miata, mazda miata, mazda dealership
mazda miata, mazda dealership, heater fan: Buying used is always a gamble and since that control was only used from 1990-1993 it means anything used is pushing 20 years old. The ICS is available by itself through us for $484.19. One out of every ten will respond positively to cleaning, most have...

Mazda Repair: 90 Miata Ten flashes on air bag light, battery backup unit, diagnostic control
battery backup unit, diagnostic control, kick panel: Ten indicates the diagnostic control has failed internally, to date there is no repair service of the device. To correct the issue you ll need to buy a replacement diagnostic control module (est$180). It is the larger blue control box above the steering...

Mazda Repair: 94 miata 1.8 125k mi, pulley bolt, crank pulley
pulley bolt, crank pulley, keith tanner: You ll need more than just a head gasket for an overheat. You ll need to locate a good machine shop familiar with the Mazda OHC 4 valve to overhaul it, check clearances and machine as needed. As part of it the valves will be removed cleaned and re-cut to...

Mazda Repair: 99 Mazda Miata, oil seepage, mazda miata
oil seepage, mazda miata, coolant loss: Time eventually effects the rubber components however, the timing belt is fiber reinforced and is not affected as much as the other rubber belts. You can use the original drive belts as a rough gauge as to the age of the timing belt, if the drive belts are...

Mazda Repair: 99 Miata Fuel Gauge, fuel gauge, tank removal
fuel gauge, tank removal, vapor lock: Only diagnostics will tell for sure. Sending units and gauges seldom fail however, the fault would mainly lean toward the sender as it is electro-mechanical and corrosion and wear can play a role. The pump, regulator and sending unit are on a shared assembly...

Mazda Repair: clutch replacement, clutch hydraulics, internal leaks
clutch hydraulics, internal leaks, fluid reservoirs: Your description doesn t give me a great deal of insight however, there is no rocket science to the system. The most common failure is clutch hydraulics whether it be an internal leak or an external leak the repair process is the same, both the master cylinder...

Mazda Repair: 90 Miata Ten flashes on air bag light, air bag, 15 minutes
Mazda Repair: 90 Miata Ten flashes on air bag light, air bag, 15 minutes

Mazda Repair: Miata Engine/Clutch Replacement, clutch replacement, alignment tool
clutch replacement, alignment tool, street performance: All 1.8 liter clutches are the same. A stage 1 ACT is $415, includes the disc, plate, TO bearing and pilot bearing and alignment tool. (about 20% heavier bite than stock, doubled centrifugal springs , organic compound, more than adequate for street performance...

Mazda Repair: Miata no spark, crank angle sensor, crankshaft pulley
crank angle sensor, crankshaft pulley, coil harness: Right, well seems you ve done all the preliminary work so the next is line by line harness (seldom a fault without trauma of some kind) or cut straight to the ECU. Check the harness plugs for corrosion, open the ECU and check for corrosion inside, has the...

Mazda Repair: air bag light, supplemental restraint system, functional safety
supplemental restraint system, functional safety, future thanks: The Diagnostics Module is the main brain of the SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) or also known as the Air Bag System. It is unlikely that the system will deploy the air bag accidently since it has multiple redundancies. However, the module is signaling...

Mazda Repair: water pouring from what seems to be behind crank shaft pulley, timing belt tensioner, o ring
Mazda Repair: water pouring from what seems to be behind crank shaft pulley, timing belt tensioner, o ring, antifreeze

Mazda Repair: thermostat housing replacement, coolant hoses, head bolts
coolant hoses, head bolts, cam gears: The water neck bolts directly to the front of the head. The timing belt, upper cam gears and backing plate will need to be removed to access the two 12mm head bolts that secure it. It uses a simple o-ring seal. BE sure to put a light smear of RTV on the...

Mazda Repair: timing or blown engine, oil drain plug, compression check
oil drain plug, compression check, blown engine: What model Mazda? No oil is a killer and death comes fast when run dry on OHC engines. You ll have to perform a compression check to test your theory as a no oil situation can cause overlapping issues. Sounds to me like excess ring to wall run out...

Mazda Repair: water pouring from what seems to be behind crank shaft pulley, coolant hoses, crank pulley
coolant hoses, crank pulley, crank shaft: Right no crankshaft issue with 1991 and newer, sounds like someone was attempting to lead you astray again. By the description you give your front seal on the water pump has failed. This requires a new water pump. Normally I recommend Mazda pumps however...

Mazda Repair: battery cable, after market parts
after market parts: after market parts are fine they have to made to oem standards to be sold. i had a similare problem with my 626 and it turned out to be the main ground wires you can try jumping your starter to see if it is the wires but if your geting power it s not the wires...

Mazda Repair: brakes and transmission fluid, mazda 626, tranny oil
mazda 626, tranny oil, 1998 mazda 626: i always recommend a shop doing the tranny oil changes mainly because of the gasket they use if you over tighten it it, it pinches and damages the gasket causing it to leak also a shop will be able to look at the fuild and see if there is any damage internally...

Mazda Repair: Mazda O2 sensor, o2 sensor, bolt size
o2 sensor, bolt size, mechanic: normally you can but will need a special socket so you don t damage the wires if you know the bolt size of the sensor you can normally just buy a deep socket and cut a groove down the size of it. look online what it looks like and see if you can do so they...

Mazda Repair: 02 Mazda Protege with a bit of hesitation., fuel injection system, mazda protege
fuel injection system, mazda protege, air leak: the 4 main causes of engine hasitation fouled spark plugs faulty fuel injection system clogged fuel filter incorrect ingition timing are an air leak antifreeze has a sweet smell to it, you mentioned over heating you could be burning antifreeze...

Mazda Repair: 1993 Mazda 626 DX timing, mazda 626, o clock
mazda 626, o clock, degress: are you sure you should be at TDC and not 10 degress off TDC i would say your better to line up the sprocket marks after you have everything lined up spin the motor by hand and make sure there s no binding that s what i tend to do as an added step to assure...

Mazda Repair: 1994 Miata M Edition Air Bag diagnosis and repair, diagnostic control, signal controller
diagnostic control, signal controller, ford expedition: As a Miata technician I must suggest that person not properly trained in SRS servicing not attempt to remove or replace components of the system themselves due to obvious personal safety hazards . However, technicians with SRS system knowledge and capabilities...

Mazda Repair: 1997 mazda 626 LX, cv joints, mazda 626
cv joints, mazda 626, 1997 mazda 626: all shops charge different rates and use different part sources you can request that the shop shows you the hour guild line for repairs. most repairs are charged by these guild lines. the guild lines shows the shop how many hours it takes to repair something....

Mazda Repair: 626 thermostat replacement, soft seal, imperfection
soft seal, imperfection, gasket: This practice varies from tech to tech. I always use a extremely fine smear of Ultra Black on all cooling system part changes to back up the new gasket. Inevitably some imperfection in the mating surfaces will exist, the sealant addition insures the soft...

Mazda Repair: Coolant for 626 LX 4 cyl., coolant, gaskets
coolant, gaskets, seals: my manual says to use dexron coolant is very important in an engine a lake or to much coolant can cause overheating it also aids in lubricating some parts a lack of cooland can cause some seals and gaskets to breakdown and coase internal engine problems it...

Mazda Repair: CV Joint replacement, cv joint replacement, cv axle
cv joint replacement, cv axle, highway cars: Not my area of expertise however it is common for shops to replace CV axle assemblies with low cost remanufactured ones. You get what you pay for if you don t request Mazda or at least a well know brand of remanufactured. Mileage and type of driving bears...

Mazda Repair: door replacement costs, 1995 mazda 626, side doors
1995 mazda 626, side doors, mazda 626: proply around 150 a door from a scrap yard new i m not to sure but your better buying from a parts store then the dealer to save some money that is in canada anyways to bad i just scraped a 626. most of the 626 s are green so you should have much troble maching...

Mazda Repair: Low Idle Emissions Fail, jananese, mazda 626
jananese, mazda 626, emissions: you can adjust the idle there is also a sensor that may need to be replaced you can pay to be exemt for the emissions in some states it s about 4-500.00 but only a on time use. might be cheaping to have the engine replaced there is a place in toronto that...

Mazda Repair: Mazda Miata Mx-5 1995 Repair, mazda miata mx, mazda engines
mazda miata mx, mazda engines, mazda vehicles: 1994 and 1995 Miata engines are the same, 1996 and 1997 are interchangeable however the latter ones use a magnetic pickup as part of the ignition system. The upper engine configuration on the Miata engine is different than that of other 1.8 liter Mazda engines...

Mazda Repair: Miata Clutch Noises, clutch service, performance clutch
clutch service, performance clutch, friction material: As a rule I use Mazda NEW parts. Be sure to ask for NEW not remanufactured. If the original got 88k stands to reason that the replacements will. As for an upgrade ACT makes a really good performance clutch and sells the S1 kit (bearings, plate and disc)...

Mazda Repair: maita brakes, fishing expedition, brake booster
fishing expedition, brake booster, brake disc: No to the brake booster, In 19 years I have never replaced one. That is a fishing expedition that will not fill the boat. Pull the wheels, change the pads, grease the pin, adjust the rears, clean the pad mount surfaces, even flush the brake lines and add...

Mazda Repair: mazda reapair airbag, mazda 626, mecanic
mazda 626, mecanic, scrap yard: yeah sounds about right but you d be better off disconnecting it and geting some from a scrap yard and replacing them yourself and having the system reset when your done disconnecting the system is fairly simple just remember to stay clear of the airbags when...

Mazda Repair: mazda transmission shifting resistance, clutch pedal, nylo
clutch pedal, nylo, uestion: Lighter pressure could be the result of a pressure plate with less clamping force (lighter springs), it could also be a sign that your old one was failing. If you used Mazda NEW (not the reconditioned line) or ACT brand the plate pressure should increase...

Mazda Repair: How to replace thermostat, radiator hose, 1996 mazda 626
radiator hose, 1996 mazda 626, v6 models: disconnect the battery, drain the radiator, remove the radiator hose from the thermostat housing 4 cyclinder or coolant pipe V6 models remove coolant pipe mounting bolts and pull the coolant pipe out of the thermostat cover, detact the cover from the engine,...

Mazda Repair: 1990 miata start up issues after head gasket job, head gasket, mazda dealer
head gasket, mazda dealer, rubber pipe: The wire should be the heat gauge lead, it should be black/blue striped with a long female plug. The heat gauge is located under the crank position sensor next to the rubber pipe plug on the back of the head. It won t have a bearing on your start up issue...

Mazda Repair: 2000 Mazda Miata, mazda miata, intermittent faults
mazda miata, intermittent faults, fuel pumps: Be sure to have the EGR tube connections checked for tightness or any signs of carbon soot leaking from them. The coil pack is common. You seemingly are having overlapping issues. As for the code. DTC P0420 is a converter efficiency issue. ...

Mazda Repair: 2000 MX5, intermittent faults, fuel pumps
intermittent faults, fuel pumps, magnetic pickup: Jeff, This is a copy of an answer I sent out yesterday to a fellow Miata owner, same situation; Excuse some of the text as it was in direct response to the other persons concerns. Hope it helps; COPY: Miatas are long term cars, though not flawless....

Mazda Repair: 85 Mazda Rx7 Spark Plug Issue, apex seals, mazda rx7
apex seals, mazda rx7, rotary engine: Something is wrong for sure, the plugs must be wrong since with the correct ones the hex should be well above the rise in the casting. The plugs are specific and should only be the NGK ones. A 13/16 should fit and be sure you are using a 6 point not 12 point...

Mazda Repair: 93 mazda miata harmonic balancer, mazda miata, drive pulley
mazda miata, drive pulley, mazda dealer: I have never seen these drive pulley assemblies fail. Was the item struck by impact or possibly dropped. At any rate the replacement part number is B6S8-11-401 (mazda) cost estimate $146. Mazda distribution has them in stock. Confirming: Balancer as some...

Mazda Repair: 99 Miata Misfire, computer fault, toyota dealer
computer fault, toyota dealer, ngk: Ignition misfire is commonly caused by one or more bad ignition wires. If you haven t already replace the wires with a good set of NGK and be sure the spark plugs are also NGK. This may resolve your issue. In addition, 99 and 2000 models are prone to ignition...

Mazda Repair: carburetor, mazda 626, fuel rails
mazda 626, fuel rails, intake manifold: they don t have carburetors the have injectors and a throdle body on the intake manifold near the top on the left side to get to the fuel rails you ll proply have to remove the manifold and maybe some other parts refer to the repair manual for instruction...

Mazda Repair: 2000 Mazda Miata, mazda miata, catalytic converter
Mazda Repair: 2000 Mazda Miata, mazda miata, catalytic converter, ignition coils

Mazda Repair: no gas or spark on 91 Miata, jumper wire, fuel delivery
jumper wire, fuel delivery, fuel filter: The filter is under the car, passenger side rear in front of the suspension. Before you begin dismantling the car, unhook the fuel delivery line at the intake route it into a catch can, place a jumper wire from F/P to GND in the diagnostics block under the...

Mazda Repair: Keep and invest in older Mazda or buy new?, dependable car, 2003 mazda 6
dependable car, 2003 mazda 6, preventative care: Anytime, Debra. Enjoy that 0.00 car note for a while. One suggestion I make to customers is pay $30-50 month into a car fund account to cover maintenance and those little unexpected things. It s a drop compared to the note you were paying. All the best...

Mazda Repair: tranny, mazda 626, transmission filter
mazda 626, transmission filter, filter kit: yes it is mounted on the side you have to remove the lower pan just loosen the bolts and remove the back bolts and some of the bolts on both sides done just drop the whole pan it ll make a mess. once the fuild is all drained remove the pan and look inside...

Mazda Repair: 1978 MAZDA COSMO, california emissions laws, mazda cosmo
california emissions laws, mazda cosmo, flow converters: I wish I could tell you more but, my familiarity with that model is quite limited and California emissions laws are not something I am up on. In later model Mazda s the addition of inline free flow converters allowed older carburetor cars to pass emissions...

Mazda Repair: 1997 Miata Transmission, pilot bearings, clutch service
pilot bearings, clutch service, clutch plate: In most cases like yours (as described) it is the pilot bearing that is making the noise. Disc to plate issues normally are accompanied by shuttering or slippage during engagement. When you say stage 3, you mean a puck type disc? Puck type discs do not...

Mazda Repair: 1999 Coil Pack, o2 sensors, coil pack
o2 sensors, coil pack, oxygen sensor: That code is a converter efficiency fault. The most common failure is an oxygen sensor. My first course of repair would be to have the surface areas of both O2 sensors cleaned. Since a misfire was happening partial combustion could have fouled one or both...

Mazda Repair: 99 Miata Engine Misfire, spark plug wires, ngk spark plug wires
spark plug wires, ngk spark plug wires, ngk spark plugs: Sorry you ve wasted money hunting a ghost, it s because you didn t find me before hand, but now you know who to ask in the future, right?. As for the purchase of another Mazda, considering you have 19k on a 99 Miata and given a Miata s reliability and longevity...

Mazda Repair: alternator, mazda 6i, likelihood
mazda 6i, likelihood, mazda: 2003 with a bum alternator, that s very odd. Seldom see alternator failures that young, you must be over 125k. You sure it s been diagnosed properly? On average the alternator runs $315, labor is $115. Use a Mazda alternator not a cheap rebuild. Mazda...

Mazda Repair: A/C COMPRESSOR, line connections, cooling fans
line connections, cooling fans, limited supply: No the line connections are different from 92 to a 97. Check your cooling fans they make squeak noises when they start to fail. Both should operate with the AC on. We have a limited supply of New Mazda Compressors for that year (they have been discontinued)....

Mazda Repair: Clutch fluid, piston seals, clutch fluid
piston seals, clutch fluid, slave cylinders: Brake/clutch fluid absorbs moisture from the air and so needs to be changed on occasion. Probably one of the most neglected fluids on a car. Blackening of fluid is the breaking down of the piston seals inside the master and slave cylinders. Brownish...

Mazda Repair: clutch noise, input shaft, noise question
input shaft, noise question, center hub: It depends on where you live and drive as to which is the best choice. Mazda recommends 91 octane. The engine in your Miata (MX5) has been tuned to create power from a small package thus putting it more in the performance world less in the economy world....

Mazda Repair: 99 Miata Engine Misfire, miata
Mazda Repair: 99 Miata Engine Misfire, miata

Mazda Repair: Mazda Air condioning, r 134a, ac works
r 134a, ac works, freon: Not my specific area of expertise, nor car. However, the primary issue is likely that the freon level is not correct. The system needs to be evacuated, filtered and vacuum processed then recharged as a sealed system to insure that no air enters the system,...

Mazda Repair: mazda miata dead cylinder, miata mx, mazda miata
miata mx, mazda miata, plastic boots: The most common cause of your problem in 01-05 models is an ignition coil or delivery of ignition energy. You have two coils that fire 1/4 and 2/3 respectively. Check to see that you have fire on two and fire on four by pulling the ignition wires on each...

Mazda Repair: miata clutch, shaft alignment, alignment issues
shaft alignment, alignment issues, alignment tool: Glad I could help. You owe me lunch. Flat side to the flywheel, raised to the spring plate - be sure to use an alignment tool and center well before tightening or you will have pilot/to shaft alignment issues. The tool alone can t align everything properly...

Mazda Repair: miata stabilizer bar, aluminum channel, aluminum block
aluminum channel, aluminum block, air hammer: I assume you mean the Power Plant Frame (PPF). The aluminum channel that connects your transmission to your differential. You ll need a air hammer with blunt chisel head to remove the PPF/Differential alignment bushing, located at the differential front...

Mazda Repair: strut tower brace, dunlop dz101, stock rims
dunlop dz101, stock rims, strut brace: A front strut brace only comes into play during hard cornering. The car does not have much range of flex at the point where the brace ties in. However, for structural rigidity anything that cross ties the inner structure of the car makes the car stronger...

Mazda Repair: 1990 mazda miata with very rough idle, crank angle sensor, mazda miata
crank angle sensor, mazda miata, cdi system: Right, coolant flows via a bypass line into the passenger side of the ISC out the driver s side up to the air valve then back to the thermostat housing. The air valve only functions during warm up. The ISC functions throughout the entire engine speed range....

Mazda Repair: 1991 Mazda Miata won't idle, computer control unit, mazda miata
computer control unit, mazda miata, air control valve: Timing should be 10-14 degrees BTDC at 750 to 900 RPM. You will need to shunt the ECU before being able to get an accurate reading. Vacuum should be 15-17 Hg. steady with throttle closed 750-900 RPM. Coil pack; you would have a dead misfire on two...

Mazda Repair: 1991 mazda miata won't idle, crank angle sensor, mazda miata
crank angle sensor, mazda miata, cdi system: The symptoms you describe could be as simple as ignition break down (ie; a bad wire(s) or a spark plug(s)) It could also be a stuck or non functioning air valve or gum/varnish build up in the throttle body. Mis-adjustment of base timing and idle could also...

Mazda Repair: 90 miata, model miatas, groove design
model miatas, groove design, alternator belt: If it is the belts the they are either loose or worn. Engine off you should be able to tug on them to see if they feel loose. Most common is the alternator belt since it was a v groove design in the early years, more prone to stretching. Grab a flashlight...

Mazda Repair: 99 Miata Catalytic Converter, o2 sensors, muffler shop
o2 sensors, muffler shop, anything with wheels: Maintenance and up keep are part of anything with wheels. Trust when I say this, Miatas, especially at 19k, will be around for a long long long time. Once this issue is resolved your likely never to see it again. A few bucks here and there and the Miata...

Mazda Repair: 99 miata, vibration problems, frame brace
vibration problems, frame brace, responsive design: All Miatas pre 2005 have an inherent vibration issue to some degree at or around 60-65 MPH. I would first rotate your tires to see if the vibration follows a particular tire. If the vibration is in the rear and moves to the front then you have it (or...

Mazda Repair: ac, compressor cycles, miata mx5
compressor cycles, miata mx5, expansion valve: Not likely, the use of the refrigerant was banned in many States starting in 1994 due to EPA regulation, it may exist at some places though use of it is pretty much a thing of the past. I would suspect any shop saying they have R12 is using a synthetic hybrid...

Mazda Repair: 99 Miata Catalytic Converter, advance auto parts, mazda dealership
Mazda Repair: 99 Miata Catalytic Converter, advance auto parts, mazda dealership, p0420

Mazda Repair: tires, bbs rims, twistes
Mazda Repair: tires, bbs rims, twistes, t grip

Mazda Repair: interior parts 2007 miata, lower locks, wheel assembly
lower locks, wheel assembly, generation models: The dash trim panels are snap locked into place. The lower locks are somewhat accessible however, the uppers are not. The only means of getting at them to release them is to remove the dash assembly and duct work. The part is an add on to the dash so it...

Mazda Repair: intermitent engine ticking sound, synthetic engine oil, hydraulic lifters
synthetic engine oil, hydraulic lifters, 1989 mazda 323: The most common cause is air bubbles in the hydraulic lifters. The main remedy is the use of a full synthetic engine oil (we use Valvoline 5w-30) and a Mazda filter. Use of a K&N , some Fram and a Micro brand filters also work. These filters have check...

Mazda Repair: Miate (1990) overheating, air coils, radiator cap
air coils, radiator cap, aluminum core: Most cooling issues have to do with air flow. Check that both fans are on (AC on) and that they are pulling air, a bad motor can spin the fan but not have power enough to pull air sufficient to cool. A weak one is noticeably slower and has less force. TIP:...

Mazda Repair: miata radiator, plastic tank radiator, aluminum core
plastic tank radiator, aluminum core, head gasket: No, it s not repairable. Once the plastic tank ruptures you either have the tank replaced or replace the radiator as an assembly. The tanks are hard to come by and shops that do the repair are few and far between. I strongly suggest replacing the assembly...

Mazda Repair: new clutch but not shifting, clutch hydraulics, pilot bearings
clutch hydraulics, pilot bearings, clutch fork: Right, unless your superman you shouldn t be able to push the clutch fork back and forth by hand, it will have some wiggle though minimal since it is a loosely fit part only clipped into position, the release bearing hangs loosely onto it. Check your hydraulic...

Mazda Repair: "Regular" fuel in a 2008 Mazda CX-7, premium fuel, highway speed
premium fuel, highway speed, flat terrain: In around town, start and stop especially in the summer months I suggest premium or at the least mid grade. If you commute or are taking a trip and are traveling at highway speed on relatively flat terrain and at or near sea level then low grade is fine...

Mazda Repair: starting problem, fuel pressure regulator, regulator failure
fuel pressure regulator, regulator failure, failure issues: The issue is fuel pressure or delivery related under most situations. 1999-2005 models have the fuel pressure regulator mounted to the pump assembly in the tank. Some have experienced regulator failure issues. A replacement part Mazda BP4W-13-280 is available...

Mazda Repair: suspension, front end vibration, fuel mileage
front end vibration, fuel mileage, oxygen sensor: Sounds like you have slack wear in the steering somewhere. Likely a tie rod end (inner or outer) or within the rack unit itself. This could cause the front wheels to oscillate slightly at speed (usually at or around 40-50 MPH). It may come and go due to...

Mazda Repair: tires, wheel drive cars, miata mx5
wheel drive cars, miata mx5, rear wheel drive cars: Miata s are rear wheel drive cars with front wheel drive offset hub measurements. It is perfectly balanced by design and engineered to have each corner support handling equally. I m not going to tell you that you can t do it. Just like I tell people who...

Mazda Repair: 1990 Mazda Miata, mazda miata, case situation
mazda miata, case situation, unison: You fill the reservoir, pressurize the system and open the bleed screw (on the slave) until all air is removed and only fluid is appearing. It s a fairly simple process however, since your asking how to, I might suggest you have a technician do it....

Mazda Repair: 1991 Mazda Miata air conditioning, mazda miata, expansion and contraction
mazda miata, expansion and contraction, expansion valve: Yeah I feel ya Louisiana too! It s either low on charge or the expansion valve has an obstruction issue either corrosion or debris from the compressor. If it feels like it just can t compete against the challenge of a hot day then the charge may be...

Mazda Repair: 1992 miata oil pressure, oil pressure gauge, true sports car
oil pressure gauge, true sports car, miatas: On 1990 thru 1994 Miatas oil pressure is calculated instantaneously and is reflected on the gauge as such. Pressure varies by oil weight, temperature and engine RPM. There is no base line pressure to give you due to these variables. A hot Miatas pressure...

Mazda Repair: 1996Miata rear crossmember, rear crossmember, cross member
rear crossmember, cross member, correct approach: Once a cross member mount point is jeopardized it is considered un-repairable They are strong yet constructed of formed sheet steel. It is not recommended to attempt a repair due stress and change in metallurgy. It is not a safe practice and not one that...

Mazda Repair: 90 miata, shaft assembly, odometer
shaft assembly, odometer, speedometer: As the speedometer cables helical shaft begins to fail it makes a warbling noise (best description) which appears to come from the center dash/cowl. In unison the needle tends to hop or flutter in response usually below 40 MPH. The most common fix is...

Mazda Repair: 90 miata mx 5 timing, crank angle sensor, crankshaft pulley
crank angle sensor, crankshaft pulley, mass air flow: On the driver s side behind the headlamp assembly is a blue service power port on the wire harness. It usually has a blue insert to cover the male spade within. This is in place to allow technicians a ready 12 volt switched source contact. Since it is...

Mazda Repair: 90 miata wont start, crank angle sensor, full tank
crank angle sensor, full tank, fuel flow: First check for ignition on all four plugs one at a time. If you do not have a test plug tool you can use the old ground the spark plug trick just be sure who ever is clear or they will act as a test light when they get zapped. Check 1&4 and then 2&3. The...

Mazda Repair: 92 Miata ACT performance clutch, piston cups, clutch fork
piston cups, clutch fork, hydraulic piston: based on what I read, you either have clutch hydraulic failure or your release bearing has come apart. While someone pumps the clutch pedal slowly look at the slave and see if it is engaging the clutch fork. If it is and it moves full cycle then the release...

Mazda Repair: 94 maita not starting, fuel pump relay, flow test
fuel pump relay, flow test, maita: Fuel is the most likely scenario. Under the hood on the driver s side is a diagnostics box. Open it and refer to the legend, look for GND and F/P on the second row. Place a jumper connection between these two points with the key on and listen for the...

Mazda Repair: 96 miata m edition, fuse block, kick panel
fuse block, kick panel, miata: Obviously a fuse is the first step in diagnostics. Check theses; 20a wiper fuse and the 15a engine fuse both driver s kick panel fuse block. Also check the 20a ad fan fuse, under hood main fuse block. The ignition switch itself can be a source of...

Mazda Repair: '99 Miata - Problem with Shifting Gears, clutch master cylinder, brake master cylinder
clutch master cylinder, brake master cylinder, clutch disc: Preventative stuff mainly. By use or by mileage I would recommend the following be serviced every 24k or 24 months regardless of which is first. These keep your Miata reliable and operating to peak performance as well as head off corrosion issues due to...

Mazda Repair: 99miata fuel problem, line connectors, pressure regulator
line connectors, pressure regulator, gnd: A filter can cause a problem though they are fairly large by design so the likelihood of it being just a filter is slim. Many 99+ models have experienced pressure regulator issues (fairly common), it is mounted in the tank and must maintain pressure in the...

Mazda Repair: air compressor 1992miata robbing power, power steering pump, timing adjustments
power steering pump, timing adjustments, ac compressor: The AC compressor can take as much as much as 10 HP from your cars available power. This in addition to what the Alternator, Power Steering Pump and Water Pump require to operate. The 1.6 generates 110HP at peak RPM. That was in 1992. Factors, like...

Mazda Repair: clutch master cylinder and slave repair, clutch master cylinder, flare wrench
clutch master cylinder, flare wrench, mazda miata: If you have little to no clutch pedal and are unable to shift engine running then chances are your hydraulics have failed. I recommend replacing both assemblies with new ones at the same time. Use Mazda if possible otherwise Beck Arnley has acceptable new...

Mazda Repair: Engine Ignition failure., camshaft lobes, oil filler cap
camshaft lobes, oil filler cap, engine ignition: Sounds more like your timing belt failed. Open the oil filler cap, look inside at the camshaft lobes while someone else bumps the starter. See if the cam rotates. If not, timing belt failure. If it does rotate let me know and we ll go from there. service@miatashop.co...

Mazda Repair: Flashing overdrive light, transmission control module tcm, transmission control module
transmission control module tcm, transmission control module, worst case scenario: A 96 what? I don t think that Auto Zone will have a computer to read a Mazda TCM but since you are remote it may be worth a phone call. You need to get it to a service center as quickly as possible and let he onboard diagnostics system of the TCM tell...

Mazda Repair: horn does not blow, clock spring, sterring wheel
clock spring, sterring wheel, srs system: Is the air bag light on or flashing? The system consists of the horn, the two switches and the relay. The two switches work independent and as such I have seen one work and one not before but, usually not both at the same time. They throw to ground when...

Mazda Repair: Miata 1990 rattle; front of engine., model miatas, worst case scenario
model miatas, worst case scenario, metal fatigue: Most 1990 model Miatas came outfitted with a crankshaft that had a design flaw. Though many still remain in use today with no ill effect an improperly fitted boss keyway can lead to crankshaft failure. The nose of the crankshaft has a keyway slot that is...

Mazda Repair: Miata MX-5 Repair, crank angle sensor, miata mx
crank angle sensor, miata mx, history of oxygen: Miatas with similar issues have been through here in the past however, this type fault is rare. The most common (though rare) has been internal failure of the Crank Angle Sensor (CAS) it provides two signals to the ECU, A G signal (TDC of the #1) and...

Mazda Repair: steering, wheel alignment, suspension models
wheel alignment, suspension models, cold pressure: The engine is an interference design. Be sure the belt is service by 60k. It is common to grow accustomed to the feel of your Miata. As time and gravity take effect on the springs the rate will vary and the range of support will also vary which will translate...

Mazda Repair: suspenscion, kyb agx shocks, change shocks
kyb agx shocks, change shocks, mazda speed: With the 3rd gen Miata you do not yet have many shock options. Koni, Bilstein (same as Mazdaspeed), Tokcio then the coil over variants which will price you out. KYB does not yet have an application for the car. Shocks and springs as a set when you do...

Mazda Repair: water around the spark plug, spark plug wire, ac condenser
spark plug wire, ac condenser, volt motor: Fans, If you have an AC equipped Miata you have dual fans, both should come on with the AC. The driver side fan is the main cooling fan and it cycles by temperature. The other is the AC condenser fan (a support fan) it cycles with the compressor, it bolsters...

Mazda Repair: water around the spark plug, spark plug wire, cooling fans
spark plug wire, cooling fans, spark plug: Miata? If the engine has been cleaned moisture can seep past the plug boots. In some case rain can be dispersed by the cooling fans, it would have the be a lot of rain. In any case once moisture makes it past the plug boot is does not readily evaporate...

Mazda Repair: 1985 rx7 wont start, ngk iridium spark plugs, iridium spark plugs
ngk iridium spark plugs, iridium spark plugs, apex seals: Check for spark on each plug. Use a test plug or have a helper ground one while you rotate the starter, look for a strong spark. Are you getting fuel? Your used to how it sounds, does it lope when you rotate the starter as normal or seem to rotate freely....

Mazda Repair: 1990 miata crankshaft pulley keyway and boss, crankshaft pulley, proof design
crankshaft pulley, proof design, technician error: Not properly. Some shade tree techs have accomplished short term fixes however, the only proper course is to remove the engine. The crankshaft and oil pump can be upgraded to a 1991-1993 design. In most cases the crank and pump can be dropped right in without...

Mazda Repair: 1992 Miata A/C idle low, lesson in futility, power hog
lesson in futility, power hog, mechanical connection: No not at all. Your doing the job of the ICS. No ill effects can come from a failed ICS just the inconvenience of having to idle up your self. If it becomes a problem for you you can advance the idle stop screw to increase the base idle which might aid...

Mazda Repair: 90 Miata loosing radiator fluid, radiator fluid, spring hose
radiator fluid, spring hose, leak points: The two most coomon leak points on the rear of a 90-93 Miata are the No1 heater hose or rubber pipe plug affixed to the back of the cylinder head. If you can utilize a pressure tester pressurize the radiator to 10 PSI and use a flash light to source out the...

Mazda Repair: 91 Miata Leans to one side, pivot bushings, upper control arm
pivot bushings, upper control arm, cross members: Ride height is determined by the shocks and springs as an assembly. If you installed new shocks and springs and the correct parts have been used and you still have a ride height issue then I would thoroughly inspect the control arms on each corner both upper...

Mazda Repair: 92 Miata Rear end noise, rear bearings, pot hole
rear bearings, pot hole, rear hub: Proper diagnosis with the car on a lift and a sonic stethoscope should pin point the source of the noise, anything else is just guess work that will cost you needlessly. Rear hub bearings can fail especially with impact related trauma such as curb, hard...

Mazda Repair: AC electrical harness/system, magnetic clutch, thermo sensor
magnetic clutch, thermo sensor, mounting bolt: Check the single wire lead from the compressor for voltage, AC switch on engine running. (located at the front PS fluid reservoir mounting bolt) Disconnected, if you apply 12 volts to wire compressor side the compressor should engage for test purposes....

Mazda Repair: Air bag light, diagnostic module, system fault
diagnostic module, system fault, speed sensor: The air bag will not deploy on it s own, the system has built in redundencies more than one event must occur for the system to activate. Both crash impact of a sensor and rapid deceleration as detected by the speed sensor. The light is flashing to warn...

Mazda Repair: air conditioner, expansion and contraction, refrigerant system
expansion and contraction, refrigerant system, running errands: All 90-93 Miatas used an R12 refrigerant system. Since 1994 all cars in North America have been equipped with systems that use R134A refrigerant. Your system has/had to be converted to use the R134A refrigerant. Basically that involves the addition of service...

Mazda Repair: clutch, clutch disc, hydraulic failure
clutch disc, hydraulic failure, beck arnley: Clutch hydraulic failure, replace the master and slave cylinders as an assembly, inspect the line hose for any leaks. They wear at comparable rates so replace them as a set and use new, either Mazda or Beck Arnley and they will go trouble free for another...

Mazda Repair: clutch problem, mazda miata, manual clutch
mazda miata, manual clutch, leak fluid: Your experiencing clutch hydraulic system failure. The master cylinder and the slave cylinder are due up for replacement. Once done your good to go for another 30-40k. Use new parts not rebuilds. Mazda or Beck Arnley offer good new parts. Roughly $300...

Mazda Repair: clutch safety switch, starter solenoid, clutch pedal
starter solenoid, clutch pedal, mazda 626: It s not my area of expertise however, you have a clutch interlock switch which is located at the top of the clutch pedal, this keeps you from starting the car without the pedal engaged. The transmission also has a neutral switch located on the transmission...

Mazda Repair: clutch wont engage, beck arnley, slave cylinders
beck arnley, slave cylinders, hydraulic system: Coincidence yes but, not the relatives fault. Sounds like your clutch hydraulic system has a failure. Check the reservoir fluid level. (small white semi transparent reservoir) Under the hood driver s side. Use DOT 3 brake fluid if low. If the level is...

Mazda Repair: cold air intake, cold air intake, muffler system
cold air intake, muffler system, k n air filter: Fairly substantial result. It delivers ram air at speeds over 40MPH, that is to say the intake begins to pressurize due to forced air from the inlet which allows the engine more free available air to ingest resulting in less labor and resulting in better...

Mazda Repair: cooling fan, speed switch, blower motor
speed switch, blower motor, freon: I need more information. By fan you mean the AC blower motor? As for hot air, is the compressor engaging and does it have a full freon charge? Do the selectors operate, since you changed the switch (assuming you mean the AC/blower speed switch, center dash)...

Mazda Repair: cooling fans/thermostat, mazda miata mx5, miata mx5
mazda miata mx5, miata mx5, volt fan: Not sure of your year model but, this applies to the Miata, The driver s fan is the main cooling fan which by itself cycles on and off with temperature as needed. The passenger side fan is the condenser (AC) fan, it cycles on with the compressor. When the...

Mazda Repair: cooling system, 12 volt fans, coolant level
12 volt fans, coolant level, water glycol: Not my area of expertise though some thoughts. Never ever let a car s temp gauge go to hot. Shut it down and look for a fault or (as in your case) you ll be wasting money fixing heat damaged parts. What causes overheats in a nut shell, Air flow, lack...

Mazda Repair: Engine running hot, radiator coolant, temperature gauge
radiator coolant, temperature gauge, tunnel area: When you say hot, does the temperature gauge go beyond the mid point. If so do not run the engine you will damage it. The engine with proper cooling will run 190 to 205 degrees depending upon ambient, ideally the lesser. The engine bay can see upwards...

Mazda Repair: Mazda Miata mirrow cover, phillips head screws, mazda miata
phillips head screws, mazda miata, head swings: The only fasteners on the door mirrors are two phillips head screws. Depending on which mirror yours has either manual or electric the access varies. Manual is located under the snap base which has four release tabs that secure it into place. Very common...

Mazda Repair: miata wont start, new spark, maintenance work
new spark, maintenance work, spark plugs: Sounds like you may have multiple overlapping issues with this car. I need more information to help you though. Did it start and run fine with the addition of the new spark plugs or just better How many miles on the car What year Recent maintenance...

Mazda Repair: where is OBD connectore located, mazda miata, system checker
mazda miata, system checker, obd connector: 1992 Miata does not have an OBD2 connector and OBD2 system can not communicate with the ECU. The systems diagnostics plug center is on the driver s fender apron under the hood, black box marked diagnostics . An OBD1 system checker is required. service@miatashop.co...

Mazda Repair: Overheating Center console, phillips head screws, fan switch
phillips head screws, fan switch, gear oil: The transmission and shifter can match the engines temperature. If you have a metal shift knob it can also match the temperature by radiation. Otherwise in all likelihood you have a breach in the shifter body seal that is allowing hot air to enter the body...

Mazda Repair: springs, bargain hunt, chamfer
bargain hunt, chamfer, miata: Racing beat is very specific about this subject. You should refer to the instruction sheet. You will remove roughly 3/8 from the top and chamfer each at a 45 degree angle for best fitment. You should always final torque suspension parts with the weight...

Mazda Repair: 1990 miata air bag code, clock spring, spring assembly
clock spring, spring assembly, sensor system: If it is consistently sequencing and flashing 6 times this would indicate a poor connection at the clock spring assembly. I must stress that only qualified technicians attempt to repair and SRS system as accidental deployment can lead to serious injury or...

Mazda Repair: 1995 Miata Freon, r 134a, freon
r 134a, freon, pressure switch: R-134A What you describe sounds more like it is overcharged or has air in the system. If you can charged it you most likely have introduced air into the system. It must be evacuated and recharged on a closed loop recovery machine to be properly charged....

Mazda Repair: 1997 miata slave cylinder, clutch hydraulics, repeat failure
clutch hydraulics, repeat failure, clutch slave: Clutch Hydraulics is a common repeat failure every 30-50k. The best advice replace both the clutch slave and the master with new parts not kits or rebuilds. They wear at comparable rates and pressurize off each other so if you replace(ed) one without the...

Mazda Repair: 2008 Miata Hard Top, obd connector, access panel
obd connector, access panel, flow charts: The top control module is check with M-MDS via the DLC-2 connection driver s side dash. The control module itself is located behind an access panel behind the driver s seat (left side). There are 5 basic flow charts what are your symptoms? service@miatashop.co...

Mazda Repair: air condtioning, mazda miata, thermo sensor
mazda miata, thermo sensor, hp switch: I m assuming you have a base model with heat only. It is feasible to convert a non AC model to AC. It takes a good bit of work spanning several areas of the car and numerous components, lines and other parts to make it happen. Used parts are best option...

Mazda Repair: Codes PO300 and P0421 (1999 Miata sport), ngk spark plugs, negative battery
ngk spark plugs, negative battery, battery terminal: I don t see P0421 being on the 99 models flow charts. In either case an OBD2 read of P0421 or P0420 refers to catalyst efficiency under either code and means the primary #1 O2 sensor and the secondary #2 O2 sensor are at odds with the emissions reading from...

Mazda Repair: crazy idle with ac on, power steering pump, ac system
power steering pump, ac system, air valve: The idle control solenoid (ICS) is an electro-mechanical device it also uses coolant to help control idle during warm up (in unison with the air valve) Being electro-mechanical it gets a signal from the ECU when ever the AC, the power steering pump or the...

Mazda Repair: enginer fluid reservoir, plastic screw, flood level
plastic screw, flood level, screw cap: I m having a hard time following your line of questioning. Miata Main Fluids to Check; 1. Anti-Freeze/Coolant - within the radiator and the reservoir for it, located passenger side behind the headlamp door, checked by sight. (Yellow cap and tube) 2....

Mazda Repair: Hooking up a horn, beep beep, srs system
beep beep, srs system, hood latch: The orange connector with the green/red wire is the horn wire coming from the clock spring assembly which is the assembly where your turn/light signal/wipe controls are. The blue connector is the SRS signal and trigger wire. Use caution, the SRS is interconnected...

Mazda Repair: Miata airbag light, clock spring, extreme caution
clock spring, extreme caution, ground straps: A solid on MIL state indicates the SAS unit has failed. A new SAS is about $600. The SAS unit on the 1996 Miata is a solid state device. The entire system is comprised of the SAS unit (main control, under center dash), the clock spring (steering column...

Mazda Repair: miata overheating, combustion ignition, volt motors
combustion ignition, volt motors, volt motor: First thing, never run it past the mid line on the temp gauge it will damage the engine. They are tough but, heat can kill. There s no great mystery to a cooling system. For it to work think simple. You must have; The proper coolant mixture (which you...

Mazda Repair: speedo, gentle persuasion, clock positions
gentle persuasion, clock positions, gauge cluster: That was meant in a jovial way. I help dozens of Miatafiles everyday so your cause is no different, I only recognized you as a repeat questioner. Just remember us from time to time when the buying starts, helps us afford the ability to stay on the help line....

Mazda Repair: getting 1990 Miata in shape, dry climate, miatas
dry climate, miatas, long periods: It likely will have stale fuel and fuel related issues to deal with possibly even a corroded fuel pump. The fuel tank, filter, pump and possibly injectors will be your first area of concern. Other than that, a battery and be sure it has good oil and coolant...

Mazda Repair: 1991 Miata idle adjustment, coolant temperature, combustion chamber
coolant temperature, combustion chamber, air valve: Maybe a centimeter. When it is cold that the assembly is retracted (towards the front - hose barb side) then, can you get a liquid (great time to use a throttle cleaner) to flow from one port to the next port. When cold? When hot? That is how you tell if...

Mazda Repair: 1995 Mazda Miata Valve noise, model miatas, hydraulic lifter
model miatas, hydraulic lifter, mazda miata: 94-97 model Miatas are prone to getting air bubbles trapped in the lifters and causing hydraulic lifter collapse.(heard a a clacking or clicking noise - usually without a drive ability issue) The root cause is the type oil and filter you use. I recommend...

Mazda Repair: 91 Miata MX-5 engine rattle, coolant level, heat shields
coolant level, heat shields, catalytic converters: A common noise complaint is related to exhaust heat shields. Heat shields are crimped and welded down the entire exhaust system. It is common for the attachment points to fail (crack/loosen) and allow the metals to vibrate at given RPM s. This vibration...

Mazda Repair: 99 Miata Engine Replacement, 10th anniversary, vin number
10th anniversary, vin number, crankshaft: Send me your VIN number and I will research the engine issue. Some (about 180, 1999 models) ended up with engines that had the #4 main journals not machined properly causing an issue similar to what you describe. It was recalled and it MAY still be valid....

Mazda Repair: 1995 Mazda Miata Valve noise, snake oil, mobil 1
Mazda Repair: 1995 Mazda Miata Valve noise, snake oil, mobil 1, seafoam

Mazda Repair: mazda 3, engine, knocking sound at idle, hydraulic valve lifters, mazda oil filter
hydraulic valve lifters, mazda oil filter, hydraulic lifter: The mileage is still not extreme, maybe once you get to 160k. That s a long time on one oil change though not the longest I ve seen, that type of neglect will lead to the engines early demise if she keeps that up. For now I suggest getting a Mazda oil...

Mazda Repair: Radiator Fan Speed, radiator fan, solution service
radiator fan, solution service, fan motors: The driver side fan is the main cooling fan. It has one speed and cycles as directed by the ECU based on the temperature sensor and AC usage. It is common for 12 volt fan motors to fail yet still spin, in other words the motor does not have the ability to...

Mazda Repair: New Car....parking break, automatic cars, standard cars
automatic cars, standard cars, mazdas: the parking brake manually apllies the brakes under manual presure. i can t assume you caused major damage but you could of cause premature brake wear and put the engine under a harder load check the fuilds and have the brakes checked and you should be ok....

Mazda Repair: 2002 Mazda 626 doesn't start, spark plug wires, mazda 626
spark plug wires, mazda 626, coil pack: a weak spark can be a number of contibuters frist check te plugs themselfs for proper gapping and cardon deposits or signs of needing replacement if the plugs look ok check the spark plug wires ( if they have any) you can do this by misting the wires with...

Mazda Repair: 98 Mazda 626, ball joints, mazda 626
ball joints, mazda 626, strut: yes they do need to be compressed some cars you can get the strut out without removing the ball joints and rie rides, seperate the strut from the streering knuckle with it seperated remove the 2-4 nut s under the hood holding it in place have a helper hold...

Mazda Repair: How to make sure if my mechanic truly has replaced the alternator, purchaser, replacement fee
Mazda Repair: How to make sure if my mechanic truly has replaced the alternator, purchaser, replacement fee

Mazda Repair: How to make sure if my mechanic truly has replaced the alternator, core deposit, mechanic
core deposit, mechanic, few days: you can tell normally just by looking at them it ll look clean and new as for not being able to show you the old one that would be true alternators have a core deposit and you have to return the old one they rebuild them alternators are hardly ever new now...

Mazda Repair: PROTEGE5 NOT STARTING, protege5, jurgen
protege5, jurgen, fuses: are the terminals clean? are the terminals intact (not loose in the batter housing) also check the main ground wire for fraying or brakage from the battery to the engine and to the body. if the battery is got that is it s holding a charge then the most...

Mazda Repair: sluggish take off, propane torch, mazda mpv
propane torch, mazda mpv, o2 sensors: o2 sensors are only active when the vecihle is in closed lope during warm-up the vehicle operates in what is called open pre-set peramiteres from the manufator until the vehicle has warmes up it stalls in open loop so i can t see the o2 sensors contributing...

Mazda Repair: driveshaft replacemant, mazda 323 1993, hub assembly
mazda 323 1993, hub assembly, seal driver: yeas leave it connected after seperating from the lower ball joint and tie rod you should be able to slid it out of place off to the side the may also be a link you have the remove form the strut haven t worked on a 323 in a while but the princleble is...

Mazda Repair: 1999 Mazda Miata fuel lines, mazda miata, searce engine
mazda miata, searce engine, several different types: yes there is there are several different types of fuel line disconnect tools if you go to snapon s web site and in the searce engine type in fuel line there ll be a page that comes up listing what they have look to see what you need and get the part number...

Mazda Repair: Mazda Protege brake drum failure, brake drums, wheel cylinder
brake drums, wheel cylinder, mazda protege: it is possible that they could of looked ok however you may of had a weak seal or line that just wasn t noticed with a visual check, when the pads get soaked with fuild they are no longer any good and have to be replaced. 400.00 bucks is a normal price for...

Mazda Repair: 1990 miata automatic, air flow meter, vacuum diagrams
air flow meter, vacuum diagrams, gauge works: the ecu takes info from sensors and then takes that info and adjusts things in the engine as needed so yes a bad ecu can cause any fault code reading i can assume you can retro fit power mirrors they do have universal after market ones so i d assume yes...

Mazda Repair: 1996 Mazda 626 troubleshooting, 1996 mazda 626, mazda 626
1996 mazda 626, mazda 626, battery connections: hard to starts due to hot motors are normally caused by air filters being clogged, fuel isn t reaching the injectors, the evap system is malfunctioning or you have corrored battery connections especially to ground try those area s and see i d normally start...

Mazda Repair: Engine Light On - 2 codes, cylinder misfire, o2 sensor
cylinder misfire, o2 sensor, spark plug: pricing a job is hard to due unless one knows what it all needs. with a misfire it could be a number of things could be just simply a spark plug or could go as far as being an injector. the heater flow circiut i m going to assume you mean the O2 sensor and...

Mazda Repair: mazda bearing, premature failure, glass eye
premature failure, glass eye, wits end: any parts that house or susport the bearing or suspenstion that are worn or damaged can cause premature wear on parts it is possible that hub would cause this premature failure, and most garages in that position would not warrienty the part knowing that a...

Mazda Repair: Overheating, head gasket, combustion chamber
head gasket, combustion chamber, coolant: the car over heating could be a fualty tremasate or waterpump. could be that you blow a head gasket check your oil to see if you see signs of coolant in it could be that your geting coolant into the combustion chamber if the head gasket is gone combustion...

Mazda Repair: 03 mazdaspeed protege problems, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: you probly have a vacuum leak or a problem with the mass air flow sensor or the map sensor normally iratic idle is due to a vacuum leak so start there then check the main sensors the mas the map and the iac sensors if you don t have a vacuum leak...

Mazda Repair: 87 Mazda starter problem, neutral safety switch, mazda 323
neutral safety switch, mazda 323, starter problem: it s more then likely the relay or neutral safety switch you have continuose power going to the starter check the wiring that it s not grounding out somewhere first i don t have a wiring diagram for your car but you should only have power to the main power...

Mazda Repair: clutch, mazda 626, straight drive
mazda 626, straight drive, many cars: it should be mounted near the brake reservouir if it has one if not you add through the fill pull on the tranny i have to many cars on the go at the moment to take on anymore and i live north of T.O so it s hard for myself to travel that far for a vehicle...

Mazda Repair: ground problem, mazda mx6, crankshaft sensor
mazda mx6, crankshaft sensor, ground wires: that would be the best place to start then if you have no ground when probing electrical. check from battery to body and from motor to body there will be large and small ground wires i can look at wiring diagrams if need me to try and help you out i do have...

Mazda Repair: rough idle, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: your mass air flow sensor could be dirty or the injectors dirty also, the solenoid is on the throttle body and to set idle speed you need a timing light and a tach gauge normally you can get a can of cleaner for the sensor cheap at a local parts store. there...

Mazda Repair: Wheel bearing repair, front wheel bearing, wheel bearing repair
front wheel bearing, wheel bearing repair, diagnostic acumen: bearings tend to wear in the same manure but hiting something on one side might cause it to wear differently and permaturely but normally when one is in motion the other is also in motion like brakes when one is applied all are applied so they typically wear...

Mazda Repair: 199 mx62 mazda, mercon, gear oil
mercon, gear oil, qts: for the auto tranny use mercon III calls for 6qts for 4 cylinder and 7.2qts for a V6 manual is 2.9 qts of 75W/90 gear oil slow add bit by bit checking alot so you don t over fill it i d start with a quart at a time and work slowly when i got closer...

Mazda Repair: 2001 626 AutomaticTransmission, valve body, solenoid
valve body, solenoid, automatic transmission: must solenoids are easy to replace just make sure you have the proper one and follow the repair manual to the letter. any auto tranny repair i always suggest you have it inspected and repaired by a tranny shop it s not something i d suggest for the do-it yourselfer...

Mazda Repair: Air bag indicator light on dash blinks., computer fault, mx 5
computer fault, mx 5, airbag system: yes they are expensive sensors and do take some time to replace because the fender has to be removed, you can replace them yourself by removing the fender and it ll be right there but the computer fault will have to ereased after you replace it make sure...

Mazda Repair: B2200 fuel pump problems, fuel delivery system, mazda b2200
fuel delivery system, mazda b2200, regulater: when i said make sure the pump is for your truck i meant the engine application as long as the motors in the truck where the same size and with-in the same model year it ll be fine. you ll have to check the injector pulse and fuel pressure to make sure there...

Mazda Repair: Freeze Plub, mazda miata, freeze plug
mazda miata, freeze plug, exhaust manifold: normally you punch them through when your doing a rebuild it s not something you replace generally as a repair. you can drill into it and put it out but be careful that it doesn t drop into the engine. you ll have to remove anything that obstructs you for...

Mazda Repair: Mazda 6 repair, engine sensors, o2 sensors
engine sensors, o2 sensors, home mechanic: before replacing sensors check other problems that could cause you to be running lean or rich sensors are exspensive and hardly ever the fault. could be as simple as a vacccum leak or a problem with the fuel deliver system or ignition system. even a dirty...

Mazda Repair: mazda 323 turn signal fuse, mazda 323, turn signals
mazda 323, turn signals, voltage reference: you more then likely have a short you ll have to trace the wires and check for power and resistance i d start were you can visually see everything first follow-up - yes you will need a wiring diagram and a voltage reference also a digital multimetere...

Mazda Repair: mazda mx6 91, mazda mx6, 1991 mazda mx6
mazda mx6, 1991 mazda mx6, mazda 626: the mx6 and 626 are mainly the same car motor tranny and such there are some parts that are different however mainly the body panels and drive line but it such be the same there not all that easy to replace however if you have the whole steering colum it s...

Mazda Repair: Rx7 Idling/ slow revving, exhaust gas recirculation valve, exhaust gas recirculation
exhaust gas recirculation valve, exhaust gas recirculation, aroon: the iac is the idle air control solenoid and the egr is the exhaust gas recirculation valve the iac in mounted near the throttle and the egr is mounted on or near the exhaust manifold sorry the steps for testing are long and i don t have the specs for...

Mazda Repair: 1995 mazda milennia, mazda milennia, cv joint
mazda milennia, cv joint, retaining clip: replace the retaining clip, possible that the shaft is worn or the shaft housing on the tranny itself. i d start with replacing the clip there rather cheap. chould also be that your suspension is gone and the travel is to far and causing it to come out...

Mazda Repair: 2001 Mazda Tribute Door Handle Problem, local scrap yards, mazda tribute
local scrap yards, mazda tribute, door handle: you can try local scrap yards for stuff like that and it ll only be a couple bucks if you have the panel off it s just a matter of removing the nuts/or bols holding it on and undoing the locking clips that you already have broken. you can sometimes even get...

Mazda Repair: 93 Mazda MX6 fuel tank display, 93 mazda mx6, mazda mx6
93 mazda mx6, mazda mx6, fuel gauge: a faulty fuel pump wouldn t cause the tank to read improper however it would cause a drivablity problem yes a bent fuel line would also cause the improper reading and not allow the tank or the injectors to bleed off properly also cause drivablity problems...

Mazda Repair: a/c, mazda b2300, engine temp
mazda b2300, engine temp, rpm: normally ac s don t kick on until the engine is at a proper rpm the ac puts a large load on the engine and if the ac was able to kick on when the engine rpm wasn t correct it would put to much or a load on the engine. also some are controled by the engine...

Mazda Repair: Engine won't start when hot, engine temperature, battery terminals
engine temperature, battery terminals, mazdas: the main areas to look at when you have a hot no start are the air filter (clogged) fuel not reaching the injectors corrored battery terminals mainly to ground ( check the body ground or engine ground) or a faulty EVAP system thats a good start...

Mazda Repair: Mazda Tribute 2005, mazda tribute 2005, mazda tribute
mazda tribute 2005, mazda tribute, compressor unit: the ac runs off the belt the car will still run if the ac goes however if it s siezed the belts will wear quicker. you can remove the ac from the car completely and install a smaller belt however you have to do an ac recovery to remover the compressor unit....

Mazda Repair: New Miata battery will not hold a charge, miata battery, duralast gold
miata battery, duralast gold, voltage regulators: you machanic is in the right place looking for voltage draw and tseting the alternator did you by chance also make sure the starting system wasn t drawing to much power. i m not sure if those have built in voltage regulators or not but that s also something...

Mazda Repair: Quick Question, fuel filter, fuel injector
fuel filter, fuel injector, fuel system: more then likely caused by a faulty fuel system or ignition system. try replacing the fuel filter and running some fuel injector clearer if that doesn t help you ll have to look deeper. i always start with the small things first and seeing as most people never...

Mazda Repair: Rough Idle, mazda miata, mazda repair
mazda miata, mazda repair, oil viscosity: you question is very long an involved, but in saying so the home mechanic should really only concern themselfs with a possible vacuum leak, or improper routing of the vacuum lines. you can normally hear a vaccum leak. using a propane torch with in open but...

Mazda Repair: rain coming in above the clutch peddle, rust spots, vihicle
rust spots, vihicle, winshield: it would more then likely be coming in through the engine bay fire wall if it s not leaking around the botom of the winshield visually look for holes/rust spots and missing rubber gramets that cover hoses and wires coming into the vihicle from the engine and...