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It turned out it was an intermittently open wire to the cam position sensor. Unfortunately between then and now one of the mechanics bent the valves by installing the intake cam upside down so I still don't have a working car.


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This could be due to a dirty IAC (idle air control) valve. It is a very common problem spot. Clean or replace.


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Don't trust the dealer. Instead, read your owner's manual and do keep in mind the different octane rating schemes pointed out by Paulster. If you don't have an owner's manual, see if this one has your specific engine. If it does, it recommends RON 91.


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According to what I'm reading, the Axela is another name for the Mazda-3 we have here in the states. There are two engines offered for the vehicle: 2.0L & 2.5L. Both engines only require "regular unleaded", regardless of transmission type. I don't believe either of these engines are turbocharged from the factory, so there's no forced induction ...


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Sounds like there's a few things going on, and the comments are all over the place. They're all good though! :) Here's what you need to do. 1 - Check engine light is on: The computer is trying to tell you what's wrong. Get the code read by the shop and post back here. 2 - Car quietly not starting: As has been suggested by others, this is most likely the "...


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Hi everyone here give you very good advice If your car drive and park then no cranking . First try to start in Neutral If it starts Then you have a bad Neutral Start Switch .


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I sounds like the switch on the automatic transmission has failed. This tells the car what gear mode is selected and the car will only start if it's receiving the signal it's expecting. I would be surprised if the whole transmission has failed, it definitely sounds like an electrical / electronic fault. If your mechanic insists the whole transmission has ...


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Maybe try adding spme Heet to the has tank. Sometimes water builds up and causes reving in engines. This helped our rev issue.


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Bad spark plugs would make an engine shake almost always, but they won't make the revs go up and down. I would blame: choke and/or idle valve, probably stuck if by manual wire, or clogged with dirt/oil if electronic. Abnormal (low, because it won't be higher) gas line pressure will make the engine stall or go almost to stall, but won't raise the revs neither....


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Quick google search turns up: license plate bracket license plate mount Could get more specific with a year and model


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Leaking valve cover gasket or (likely) spark plug seals. Get your mechanic to check his work. If there is any oil left on the mating surfaces, some mechanics think that either it helps the seal, or that it will get squeezed out when the cover is torqued down. Not the case - any oil left will create a path for a leak. Reusing spark plug seals is not ...


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This sounds more like a brush problem to me. The diode test information sounds like they are fine. If the brushes are worn and not making solid contact with the armature the alternator cannot produce the amperage needed.



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