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How to Inspect a Fuel Filter to See if it Needs Replacing?

I bought a used 97 Mazda 323 BA 1.8L 16 Valve BP DOHC and the previous owner has no idea when the last time the fuel filter was changed ( he was pretty clueless about everything related to the car ). ...
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Bad Dashboard Coolant Temp Sensor?

In addition to the coolant temp sensor hooked up to the ECU, I have a second, single wire coolant temp sensor which is hooked up to the dashboard display. When the coolant temp is around 85C, right ...
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Engine's Normal Operating Temperature

I read in the Motor Oil University article on Bob the Oil Guy's websites that: The automotive designers usually call for their engines to run at 212°F ( 100°C ) oil and water temperature with an ...
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How is “Fuel consumption (economy) - combined” Calculated?

I have a Mazda - 323 S V (BA) - 1.8 i 16V (114 Hp) and the data sheet for it says: Fuel consumption (economy) - combined 7.9 l/100 km. How is this calculated and under what driving conditions?
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Brake pedal goes all the way to floor, after ABS was activated

Hopefully someone can point me in the correct direction, or at least give me an idea about this before taking it to the shop. The other night I was driving around, streets were pretty snowy around ...
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1999 mazda 626 v6 Lx, 140k miles engine wanting to stall @ stops

Just had a local shop do a timing belt/water pump. Something feels off, now she wants to idle down to almost a stall when I come to a stop. Suggestions?
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Testing PCV: Constanct Suction or Pulsing Suction

I tested my PCV by taking off the oil fill cap and placing a piece of paper over it. I observed a pulsating suction and not a constant suction. Is that normal? If it's normal should I clean the PCV ...
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1999 Mazda 626 Shakes when Idle

I've got a 1999 Mazda 626 that shakes really badly when idling. It gets a little better when put into neutral, but not much. I've had two people suggest possibilities: Fuel filter Vacuum hose ...
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Front tires hitting struts

2006 Mazda 5 Sedan front tires are hitting while traveling. There is lots of clearance when not moving. We just put 4 brand new tires on 4200 miles ago. Drivers side rubbed a little on the side but it ...
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Vibrations at idle

After installing a rebuilt transmission, it was slipping and sticking in 3rd gear. A 2nd rebuilt transm eliminated those problems but this one has caused major vibrations in gear, or neutral, or park ...
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My horn has stopped working

I have a 97 Mazda 323 and the horn has stopped working. When I press the horn button on the steering wheel I hear a clicking noise but no horn. What should I check?
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Mazda 3 1.6 OBDII P0403 resolved after changing spark plugs?

I had been plagued by intermittent OBDII P0403 check engine light for months. I changed the EGR valve, had the harness replaced but to no avail. The workshop said it is the PCM and quoted a hefty ...
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Torque App Mileage reliability?

I am using an OBD-II sensor and the Andriod Torque app to look at my fuel economy and see that it shows a whopping 37 MPG for my Mazda 6, 2005 (2.3 Automatic). This seems fishy as some random googling ...
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Sputtering while driving & idling

[My car: 2004 Mazda 3] So, my wife came home from running some errands and told me the check-engine light was on and that the car was sputtering and felt like it was going to stall while stopped at ...
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After ABS engages, brakes go soft for 10 minutes or so?

I have an 06 MAzda 3 .. problem: After ABS engages, brakes go soft, and travel much further (75%) to the floor before stopping.THey do function well just way to low to the floor. This was not always ...
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Clunking noise disappears when weather is cold?

On my '02 Mazda Protege5, I hear a clunking noise on the front, driver side wheel area. I am lead to believe that it is a Control Arm Bushing. Anyway, it was really bad this past summer and ...
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1994 Mazda 323 turns over vigorously but won't start

I recently had my car's fuel pump and battery replaced when I was experiencing very similar symptoms. Car turns over strongly but does not start. I'm wondering if this could be due to poorly done work ...
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Mazda 323: Plugged in Coolant Temp Sensor - Now Car won't Start

I recently bought a Manual 97 Mazda Lantis 323 1.8L DOHC 16 Valve BP. I found the following wire unplugged on the drivers side of the engine, next to the water intake from the radiator: It plugs ...
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Should I Replace my Thermostat? If yes, how?

Earlier this year, I had my CEL come on on my '05 Mazda 3 due to P0128 (asked about here). I cleared the code, and it never came back. Six months later, I have the code P0126 come up and now I'm ...
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Is all Mazda 3 (2009) affected by the recent recall for possible airbag explosion issue?

http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/10/21/exploding-airbag-recall said Mazda 3 (2009) is among the models affected by the recent recall for possible airbag explosion issue. I called my maintainance ...
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Clanging in back of Mazda 3

I have a 2007 Mazda 3 sedan with ~100,000 miles on it (it's the 2.0L version). Last October, I noticed a significant clanging noise that was coming from the rear of the vehicle whenever I went over ...
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Mazda 323: Does the EMU / ECU learn?

I have a Manual 97 Mazda Lantis 323 1.8L DOHC 16 Valve BP and was wondering if the EMU / ECU on it learns? Could unplugging the battery to reset it help some of my problems with erratic idle? I found ...
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Incorrect odometer reading after replacing instrument cluster?

I recently had a garage do work on my 95 Mazda B2300 during which they replaced the faulty instrument cluster. When I dropped it off at the shop, it had approximately 170k miles on it. After they ...
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Car shaking on startup

My car has been shaking on start-up. The check-engine light has been on/off periodically. When I originally took it in, my mechanic replaced a sensor (and a whole bunch of other stuff not related to ...
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Car runs uneven and jerky, but why? (Mazda 626)

I have a Mazda 626 (sedan) -97 and lately its been running uneven and jerky. Have had in in for repairs and changed battery, oil+filter and spark plugs. Still had problems and tried to use a engine ...
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Lights turn on randomly on Mazda 323

I have a 1994 Mazda 323 that's in great shape except for in the last few months the car has started to turn on both turn signal lights at random times, draining my battery. If I catch it in time, ...
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Rear coil spring replacement Mazda 3

So my mazda3 has about 130k miles on it - it's a 2007 2.0L. I've already replaced the rear coil springs once about 3 years ago because they were snapped (had a shop do it, and I'm probably not going ...
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How to repair a temperature gauge?

The temperature gauge in my 1996 Mazda 626 has been dead for as long as I have had the car (years). I never bothered to fix it because the car seemed fine. I recently had an issue where I discovered a ...
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A/C clutch turns on and off frequently

I have 2011 Mazda CX7. When I first turn the car on I can see the A/C clutch being engaged, but after the car runs for bit, then clutch disengages. After a while it starts to engage for few seconds ...
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2000 mazda MPV 6 cylinder LX

Cylinder 4 shows misfire.Have changed plugs and still it comes on occasionally. Car only has 90,000 miles.I have taken to dealer who want to charge $2500 to rebuild the engine. They kept the car ...
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Cruise Control Master Switch

2012 Mazda 3 I use cruise at every opportunity. I leave the system "on" permanently, then engage the accele/resume/cancel buttons as needed. Does leaving the system in the "ready" mode like this ...
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Turn signal not returning to neutral

I am considering buying a 2005 Mazda 3i. One of the problems with the car is that, when turning right, the turn signal does not return to neutral on its own, you have to do it manually. What part ...
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Mazda 3 2004 Engine Revving when car not moving

I recently noticed when my car comes to a stop engine running and ac on the engine revs as if it wants to move forward. The rev isn't huge. When i am in traffic and holding down on the brakes, if i ...
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Compatible wiper linkage or transmission mechanism for Mazda 323 Familia, 1995 model (sedan)?

I can't find the wiper transmission/linkage mechanism for Mazda 323 familia, 1995 model (sedan). As a result I am looking for one that is compatible. So the question is, what wiper ...
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P0442: Faulty EVAP System

After seeing my CEL come on in my '05 Mazda 3 (just passed 100K mi.), I used my code reader to find out that the code was P0442. So I naturally came to this website to see what I could find on the ...
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Car wouldn't start apparently due to weak battery, but did start after I added coolant

I know there is a leak somewhere in the cooling system of my 1996 mazda 626. It is an old car, and I just keep adding coolant every two days. This morning, I was not able to start the car. It looked ...
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Improve engine sound of Mazda RX-8

I would like my 2006 Mazda RX-8 Shinka to be a little louder. I just don't know where to start though. The engine has such a nice sound, but I can't really hear it. I don't want it to be so loud that ...
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How can I lock keys inside 2007 Mazda6?

I am getting my car towed to a location for me to pick it up at a later time. I have a spare key and want the driver the lock the other key in the car. Unfortunately technology is getting in my way. ...
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Do I need to replace the A/C Clutch, A/C Relay, or A/C Belt?

My '05 Mazda Tribute (just over 200,000 miles) is having problems with the A/C. A while back it was the freon according to the previous owner. I connected a pressure gauge to the low pressure end of ...
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Front Windshield Sprayer Problem - 2005 Mazda 3

Driving home the other day, my front windshield washer sprayers stopped working. At first, just the passenger side nozzle sprayed, which led me to believe it was just ice on the other one. However, ...
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Should I connect the “power antenna” wire to the “auto antenna” wire?

I have a new radio (Clarion cx501) for my 2005 Mazda 3. I bought a special wiring harness to make the installation easier. I have two wires that I'm not sure if I must connect. They look like the same ...
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2001 Mazda Protege — Battery Charge Problems

For the past year or so, I've had to manually charge the Protege's battery before going anywhere, every single day. Either the battery is not "holding its charge" or there's a component that's ...
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Why is the antenna on the Mazda5 off-center?

Does anyone know why the antenna on the Mazda5 is not centered on the back of the vehicle?
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Sputtering Mazda

I have a 1996 Mazda Protege. Left for 3 weeks, came back and car is sputtering. Was very cold while sitting, below 0 at times. Ethenol in gas doesn't seem to be helping. Could there be ...
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How to replace an alternator?

I've got an '05 Mazda 3 SP 2.3 and my question is how do I replace my alternator? My situation is pretty much the exact same as described on this site: ...
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Series of troubling electrical problems in my '07 Mazda 3. Any ideas?

I'm having a series of what I will call electrical problems with my Mazda 3. I'm not sure if they are interrelated and wanted to get some advice or ideas from you guys. Apologies in advance for the ...
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How to fix “lazy” electricity to the cab of an '89 Mazda B2200

I don't know how else to describe it but as "lazy". There's power to the speedometer/temperature/fuel portion of the dashboard, but nothing else in the cab has power, including the interior light. ...
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How to unlock all doors with the key on a 2006 Mazda

If I turn the driver-side door key clockwise, release it, and turn it clockwise again, all the doors on the vehicle lock. However, if I turn it counter-clockwise, release it, and turn it ...
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What is a good strategy for adding performance upgrades in phases to a 2013 Mazda 3?

I have a 2012 Mazda3 s (manual transmission, base engine) to which I'd like to begin adding more performance-oriented parts once the OEM parts begin to degrade. However, I am not the kind of person ...
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Radiator and coolant ports

I think I have a leak in my radiator because water came pouring out from under my car mazda 6s 2002. The only thing is when I opened my coolant cap it was still full. What could be the problem