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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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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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Black smoke from exhaust

I have a Mazda 5 that has black smoke coming from the Exhaust and when I press the gas it backfires and looses power what can cause the
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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 ...
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How tight to tighten my drain bolts?

I have a 2005 Diesel Mazda Bounty UTE, which is also called a B2500. I want to drain my gearbox oil. How tight should I tighten the fill and drain bolt? Same question for my engine oil, how tight ...
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Am driving Mazda Bongo Brawny, automatic. won't shift gears and when on drive shifts itself to neutral. What can be the cause?

My Madza Bongo Brawny is shifting itself from Drive to Neutral and sometimes does not change gears.What could be the major cause?
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2006 Mazda MX-5 P0126 + B1318

2006 MX-5 57k Miles USDM 2.0L 6-Speed P0126 and B1318 Set but no light on/Sporadic illumination. Coolant reservoir is full. https://www.obd-codes.com/p0126 That site references that there's a TSB ...
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How to I increase the time that the infotainment remains on before shutting off in Accessories mode on a 2016 Mazda cx5?

I have a 2016 Mazda CX-5 GT. In the CX-5, you press the start button once without the foot on the brake in order to start accessories. But after 15 or 20 minutes, the infotainment shuts off. I wasn'...
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Difficulty finding oil filter for 2012 Mazda 3

My GF's Mazda 3 S 2012 came with a filter that was Hastings LF113. The almighty interwebs couldn't tell me how that converts to other brands so I went into the book at AutoZone to find it by the make ...
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2010 mazda trouble starting old or new battery has always had occasional problems now always needs jumped

I wonder what the problem is ... I have issues with other vehicles and mechanics always say intermittent issues are the hardest doesn't seem to be intermittent any more. Any suggestions? Alternator, ...
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I have flickering dash and battery lights

I have a 2003 Mazda Tribute v6. The dash lights when on flicker and I have been told so do the headlights,since I got this in Nov. had a trip to FL and back and no problems except the flickering. I ...
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How to fix “hairline” crack in vinyl dashboard

I have a 2009 Mazda 6, and within the past few months it has developed a "hairline" crack in the soft, vinyl side of the dashboard; I'm not 100% sure it's vinyl, but it's some soft plastic material ...
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Is it possible to splice in a 2nd temperature gauge?

This is a 2006 Mazda6 6 cylinder. I want to install my Autometer temp gauge. Can I tie it into an existing wire or do I need to put in a second sensor? How do I tie it in?
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Why don’t my non-driver door locks unlock?

I have a 2005 Mazda 3 (SP 2.3) with roughly 133,000 miles on it. For a couple of years now, my non-driver door locks have not unlocked properly. The problem is when I use my keyless entry to unlock ...
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Leaking water hose 99 mazda 626

What hose is this? Leaking water 99 Mazda 626
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'94 Protege 1.8L SOHC when at norm temp, will not restart if shut off

Have spark, have fuel. Tested ect(elec. coolant Temp) sensor; cold engine it measures 4.833Kohm's & at temp, i tmeasures 460ohm's. is this sensor sending ECM into "lockout" condition??
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Does the coolant shorten the life of radiator? [duplicate]

My car is running on pure distilled water in its radiator. No winter here, so freezing the coolant wouldn't be a problem. It is running on pure water because I'm the 2nd owner and by the time I bought ...
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06 Mazda 3i 4 cyl

Was put into neutral and when put into drive heard a bang and the driver side wheel sounds like it’s getting stuck or hitting something 🤔
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clutch installation

I am installing a new clutch in a 1999 Miata. When putting the tranny back in, I can get it in very easily, but it won't go all the way, it only lacks about half an inch. I can get bolts started but I"...
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Truck will not go when first starting

I have a 1994 Mazda B4000. In the past week the truck has gotten where it will not go from a stop, it simply revs the engine for around 30 seconds. The truck will then jerk and go. It will do this one ...
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Mazda Demio fuel gauge not working

Everytime I fill up it runs out quite quickly and I’ve just recently tried to fill up again and the reading hasn’t moved at all... help me? it’s a Mazda demio 2010 I haven’t had it for very long but ...
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Noisy Power Steering Pump on a Cold Start

I've occasionally noticed that on a cold start the power steering pump will be a bit noisy. I've only noticed it a few times over the past few years, but yesterday I was under the hood right after ...
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Electrical issues with Mazda3 '07

Recently I started experiencing some weird electrical issues with my car: FM stations settings get lost My remote key gets unpaired The engine often shuts down at intersections (when stopping) as if ...
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Is my charging system faulty?

I've a Mazda 323 2005 model. Today while at going to work in the morning the car had starting difficulty. Back getting home in the evening the car struggled to start, upon opening the hood I noticed ...
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Madza3 2008 can't remove headlight wiring harness

I have a 2008 Madza3 and I'm trying to replace a low-beam bulb (passenger side). However, I can't get the wiring clip off of the bulb prongs. I've tried pulling hard and wiggling it all directions ...
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2007 MX-5 - Motor will not turn fully after timing change replacement

I recently replaced my timing chain, tensioners, guides, waterpump, etc. I felt like I followed the instructions properly. When I attempted to start the car once complete the engine would not turn ...
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Engine knock when engine is hot

I have an 05 Mazda MPV V6 engine. When it starts up there is no noise and everything is fine. After engine is hot I get a knocking sound and the oil pressure light comes on. By looking at earlier post ...
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mazda 323 2004 automatic 1.3

i bought this 2nd hand. car engine first wasnt accelarating smoothly... it used to pic up ..on N gear.. after a few seconds... so i got the carborator cleaned nd changed plugs and coils.. it helped a ...