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Questions tagged [mazda]

Japanese carmaker known for a variety of small hatchbacks, and the ever-popular mx5/miata sports car

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2000 Mazda Familia - door not unlocking

So the driver’s door locks and unlocks fine when the door is not closed both manually with the key and with the electronic/alarm buttons. All mechanisms seem to work fine. But as soon as I close the ...
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2010 Mazda CX-9 - Low voltage to high-mount LED 3rd brake light

2010 Mazda CX-9 failed inspection for a dead high-mount LED 3rd brake light. I bought a new light from the dealer - it doesn't work either. Checked voltage coming from the connector into the light - ...
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Mazda question re timing chain

How often does a timing chain on a Mazda 3 2013 model need to be changed. At what kms? Thank you in advance 🙏🏻
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Fairly new, newly-charged compressor keeps cycling on and off

2005 Mazda 3, A/c compressor and condensor replaced less than two years ago. Last summer I noticed the A/C keeps cycling on and off repeatedly. I have had the unit charged, emptied, charged again, ...
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rough idling and smoke

I have a mazda Etude BP 1.8L DOHC 1996 bought her from my brother four years ago, I live in White river Mpumalanga. I have recently had my engine rebuilt, yet two problems remain. Firstly she shudders ...
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Mazda CX-5 not starting

The vehicle I have is a 2015 Mazda CX-5 with about 100k miles on it. It was running fine until the other before the following: I used the CX-5 to jump my Dodge ram truck which had a dead battery. I ...
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Why does my NB Miata struggle to start when shut off for a short time?

Why does my 2000 Miata 1.8L (104000 miles) struggle to start when shut off for a short time? This doesn't seem to happen as frequently when starting up after being off over a weekend or just overnight....
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2003 Mazda Tribute (Ford Escape) Front Clunk: Not the tie rods or ball joint

I've been frustrated by the clunk in the front of my car for the seven years since I bought it. Just recently it became incredibly loud when. Some details: Exclusively occurs when the Front Left tire ...
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**Shudder on 2.3l 2010 Mazda Cx7 AWD SUV**

I have three issues with my new 2010 Mazda Cx7 AWD/SUV. 1. Check Tire Pressure Light On when I took possession! 2. Check Engine Light On when I took possession! 3. Shuddered briefly over 100k in ...
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Help with Mazda 323F [closed]

I'm looking forward into buying one. Found that year of make was 1997 meaning it has an ODB II connector which is not the standard type. I show in another post a connection scheme of a standard OBD ...
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MAZDA 3 2006 (UK) - poor acceleration then takes off at 3250 revs

I have a 2006 Petrol Mazda 3 1.6, with 74k on the clock. I have a problem where the car is really jumpy with poor acceleration when it is accelerating from 0 up to 3250 revs, it feels like it is ...
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2007 Mazda 3 2.3: Loss in Acceleration and Hard Shifting

I own a 2007 Mazda 3 2.3 L. I've been feeling a loss of acceleration and hiccups when driving in lower gears. My car also will hiccup in first gear and sometimes stall out. I have checked the oil and ...
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What is this ball-joint brackets purpose

I have a Mazda CX-9/280k which needed passenger lower control arm ball joint replaced. The job went fine, however after completion, I was packing up the tools and had the dreaded moment when you find ...
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no passenger side lights

I have an 05 mazda tribute and I have no brake lights at all and my turn signals only work in the front left side. the side marker lights stay on the right side so does the turn signal bulb. what ...
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2003 Mazda 3 AC Relay Won't Close

I have a 2003 Mazda 3 with a strange issue. The AC wasn't working, and I found that the relay wasn't closing when the button in the cabin was pressed. The actual relay is fine. I opened up the relay ...
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How do I know if my car battery needs replaced or just fully charged?

I've had my Mazda 3 2013 since 2016. This winter in Massachusetts it's died on an almost daily basis in the morning, and sometimes at night if it's particularly cold out. I mostly drive to school, ...
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Mazda DP alternator problem Replaced regulator now car swings but doesnt start Seems like no spark

ECU controlled alternator Could it damage ECU if the pin was left in the brushes after assembly? After new DP regulator was fitted car has no spark.
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Mazda 6 (2004) won't start- cold temp, low oil, was unused for a week

I was out of town for a little over a week, while the weather has been below freezing. No access to indoor parking. Now that I've come back, the car won't start (no sound of the engine turning or ...
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No Cooling and Very Rapid Ticking Noice from AC Compressor

European 98 Mazda 626 2L GF The AC stopped working recently ( no cooling at all, measured at central vent ). When I turn on the AC the clutch engages and seems to stay engaged. The clutch does NOT ...
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Coolant temp. is normal, no leak, but heater core unit gets very hot

Vehicle: 2005 Mazad3 Hatchback (1.5 L) 4AT Issue: The heater core unit beneath the dash unit gets very hot after around 15 mins drive (AC is turned off) While the coolant temp. gauge shows not ...
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New air-cond for Mazda MX5 Mark 1

I have a 1991 MAzda Miata/MX 5. The air-cond packed in a decide or more ago. Even if I could have it repaired, the CFC or whatever is almost certainly illegal nowadays (bought in Florida, currently in ...
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Misfire and loss of power at between 2800 and 4000 RPM

First I need to start off by saying that NO Check Engine codes are thrown by this issue. Car is a 2007 Mazda CX-7 turbo, non-awd. What's happening: This can be broken down into 2 section really, a ...
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LTFT zero on mazda cx7 2008 + high fuel consumption

I have this Mazda CX7 2008 2.3L turbo, and am experiencing the following: LTFT is zero, no matter what conditions I drive the car on. Gas consumption is high: ~22L/100km (10.6 MPG) DTC P2006: Intake ...
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mazda dealer thinks i have changed the CVN code in my car

My mazda dealer thinks I've chiptuned my car even though I didn't. Help what to do. Here's their message: I could again find no DTC and as there was also no manual data started with checking the ...
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Does MAF has something to do with rough idle?

I am trying to solve my cars long issue in idles again. Cleaning the ICV did the trick before but it keeps coming back and I don't know what else to check. Here's the link in my previous question. ...
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Mazda 3 fan motor

fixing a wrecked Mazda 3 I checked the fan motor by straight wiring and fan runs backward. Is this normal when straight wiring it or is the fan bad ?
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What is the best cleaner for ICV?

I got a mazda 323,DOHC engine - B6DP, (non carburetor type). Every PM (usually yearly), I have the mechanic clean the ICV. They are using the carburetor cleaner to clean it and remove the accumulated ...
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Mazda 323 F looses power then comes back randomly?

My Mazda 323 F is driving me mad and I might have to scrap it. I have taken the car to the mechanics and they have changed spark plugs, leads and coil packs. All on separate occasions and all costing ...
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Does outside temperature sensor affect the HVAC system?

Car: 2010 Mazda 3 2.5L Manual My car's outside temperature display is way off. It is showing warmer than the actual temperature. For example: Today the real temperature was -9C and it showed +18C. ...
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Quick fix of air in clutch line

I drive a 1990 Mazda B2600 2W drive and within the last couple weeks I've noticed that I have been having some problems with my clutch. The clutch goes down to floor and stays there, it feels very ...
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My 2008 Mazda 3 TS D passed it's MOT, but with seemingly low service/parking brake efficiency. Should I be worried?

I have a 2008 Mazda 3 TS D. It's my first car, so I'm still unsure as to what is normal and what is not. I'm in the UK (Northern Ireland). It recently (Saturday) passed it's MOT, but the parking/...
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What is causing Mazda 3 overheating and cold heater?

I have a 2006 Mazda 3 s with 167,000 miles. The engine is overheating and the heater stops blowing warm air soon after starting the car. I replaced the thermostat to no avail. I took it to a radiator ...
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Check engine light & traction control light on 2011 Mazda Cx7,when it rains

Took it to shop & they could not find the problem. Car will only do 10 mph when lights are on. Had it taken to Mazda dealer, next day they called & said nothing was wrong. next time it rained ...
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How to check the entire history of a car with VIN?

I know that this is not really a car repair question, but I wasn't sure where to go to find this out and it is driving me crazy. So I went into a dealership the other day and the salesman was trying ...
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RPM Lagging On Mazda 3 - 2008

i have mazda 3 2008 with auto transmission. after drive for 10-15 mintues the rpm get lagging. (when the lag start i lost a little performance on car :: pushing the pedal the rpm goes to 4000 but ...
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Am I losing coolant during driving?

I have a 2007 Mazda6 with 3.0L V6. I had coolant changed while in for routine maintenance two months ago. Since then I have noticed the radiator fans running under conditions that they never did ...
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Low End AC is 150+ PSI

I drive a 2012 MazdaSpeed 3. A couple weeks ago I noticed that my AC was blowing hot air. I went to recharge the AC as I figured I may have had a leak and lost coolant but turned out that my low end ...
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What Is The Metal “Wing” Connected To My Lower Strut Mount Mazda Protege 2002?

Connected to the lower strut mount of my Mazda Protege 2002 is a "wing" which leads away with a size 14mm bolt in it. I have been trying to loosen the rusted bolt, but I can't get it loose. I am ...
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Description of car

Could someone please tell me what BI and BL mean for Mazda. I have to purchase two front wheel wheel bearings and it’s a 2013 model Mazda 3. But I’m not sure weather that BL and BI is anything ...
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Battery light on

The battery indicator on the dashboard of my Mazda Tribute (2005) suddenly came on while I was driving, and it has remained on throughout four hours of steady driving. What does this mean? I'm a bit ...
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2004 Mazda 3 stalls and bogs down on cold starts

So my 2004 Mazda 3 (JDM 1.5L model) stalls and hesitates during acceleration after a cold start. However, It runs perfectly after 7-10 minutes of idling. The only error code I have is for an upstream ...
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2006 Mazda Tribute 6 cyl. P1450 P0442

I have been indicating a number of CEL codes, among them 0442, 0452 and 1450. I've replaced the gas cap (twice), charcoal filter, fuel tank pressure sensor, canister purge valve and all the vacuum ...
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Brake grinding noise audible at low speeds after strut replacement

My brakes are fairly new, about 1 year old and about 80% left I had my struts replaced for my Mazda 3. When I drove after that it made a lot of grinding noise which was audible at low speeds. I went ...
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05 Mazda 6i battery drain headlights and turn signals not working

Started with trans problems 2 alternators later fixed. Starter went bad replaced it window fuse kept blowing fixed it now head lights and turn signals not working all fuses in box and panel are good. ...
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What is the purpose of this hose?

Context: For the last month I noticed that my car (2003 Mazda 2 [DY], petrol) had some issues accelerating, especially between 2000 and 3000 rpm in lower gears. I had this before and it got fixed by ...
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2002 mazda tribute rebuilt engine and new oil cooler doesn't fit right

I recently bought a totally remanufactured engine, and to stay within warranty, they make you buy a new oil cooler. I bought an after market one, and it doesn't fit right. The rubber rings have been ...
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How can I disable tire pressure monitoring in my 2009 Mazda 3?

How can I disable the tire pressure monitoring system on my 2009 Mazda 3 so that it doesn't warn me upon starting the car and doesn't maintain a yellow warning light on the dash if it can't detect the ...
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How can I disable iStop in a 2009 Mazda 3?

I purchased my 2009 Mazda 3 new with a 2L petrol engine, manual transmission, and iStop. I would like to disable this iStop feature completely. Is there any DIY way to do this, or must I take it ...
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98 Mazda 626 GF 2L ATX zero ignition timing at idle?

My 1998 Mazda 626 GF 2L ATX has zero ignition timing at idle when fully warmed up causing a rough idle condition. I've replaced the faulty O2 sensor with no effect on the retarded timing and replaced ...
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How tight to tighten my lug nuts?

I have a 2005 Diesel Mazda Bounty UTE, which is also called a B2500. Similar to a ford courier / ranger. I inspected my disc brakes, then put my tyre back on. I have since realised I need to torque ...