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

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How to block and jack up an engine

I have failed engine mounts for my 2010 Mazda 3. I am reviewing the replacement process in the corresponding Haynes' manual which has a step-by-step process for the replacement on 2A-14. In the manual,...
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Rich fuel mixture after spark plug change

I recently changed spark plugs on a 2010 Mazda 3 2L NA engine. I went to a major automotive parts website and ordered the relevant plugs that "fit" this model and year - I chose NGK Iridium ...
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Help Needed: Mazda 6 (2008) Gear Issue in Hot Weather and Traffic - Any Advice?

I’m seeking advice on a frustrating issue I’m experiencing with my 2008 Mazda 6, which has about 115,000 miles on it. The car generally drives perfectly, but I'm encountering a persistent problem with ...
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2002 Mazda Tribute - where do I attach the speed detection circuit wire?

Pioneer dmh w2770nex radio install into 2002 Tribute. I'm using a metra wiring harness, I have two wires left...speed detection circuit and the parking brake on/off (light green wire). Where do I ...
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What is this metal thing under my passenger seat?

In my Mazda 3 BL (manufactered 2010, version for EU) there is this (see picture) metal thing under my passenger seat, what is it? Same thing is also under the drivers seat.
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Can fuel dilution significantly lower oil pressure?

Low oil pressure light flashes at idle when the engine is warm. It doesn't do that when the engine is cold and it flashes more frequently the warmer the engine gets. The light doesn't flash or isn't ...
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2015 Mazda CX-5 High Beams

The high beams on my 2015 Mazda CX-5 stopped working for no apparent reason. I've already changed the bulbs, the fuse, the relay, and the switch on the column, to no avail? I'm now at a loss, other ...
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Make blind spot monitor radars work at all speeds

I have a 2013 Mazda CX-9. The blind spot monitor works after 32 km/h (20 mph): Is there a way to hack it so it works for all speeds?
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Blurry image due to sun-damaged backup camera

I have a 2013 Mazda CX-9. I have blurry image on the NAV display. The backup camera's outer lens seems to be sun damaged. Its surface is not smooth and it is not shiny. Is there an easy fix for this ...
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Madza scrum but has k6 engine suzuki 3piston

Top cam shaft and cam cups shaking and seem need new ones but is there any chance to repair existing ones?
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Clunk over speed bumps when cold

I have posted about this before but have recently just replaced some parts so thought I’d ask again. Hit a bump too fast last December and since then when hitting speed bumps I get a clunk at the rear....
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No START No PRNDL LIGHT after forcing shifter cable into drive

2017 mazda 6 gt The car was fine when parked for lunch when leaving car started but shifter was stift. Forced car. Into drive PRNDL LIGHTS disappeared shifter then seemed loose. I put it back into &...
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Transmission - Poor Shifting - Next Steps

My transmission shifts poorly most of the time. The poor shifting feels like when you manually shift to a lower gear when at speed. The shifting is far from violent and has no audible noise. The ...
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Will a 16mm bushing fit on a 17mm rear sway bar?

Looking to replace my rear sway bar bushings. The only size I can find for my generation of Mazda is 16mm. My bar is 17mm. Will this be OK ?
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I drove my 2003 Mazda 6 with the handbrake on for about 2.5 km [duplicate]

I noticed smoke from the rear tyres with a burning smell. I also put the car in drive with the handbrake engaged to test if they were still working and it moved forward, although, this was on a slight ...
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2019 Mazda CX3 with start/stop engine, is a special "start stop" battery needed?

I have a generic 60Ah battery in my car. It seems to work fine. Was installed by a kind of semi-shady shop, but has worked fine for over a year. A more "reputable" shop looked at it and said ...
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How to locate and disable the Telematics Control Unit?

I recently purchased a new vehicle. For reference it is a 2023 Mazda CX-5. This vehicle comes equipped with a Telematics Control Unit. More details on how to confirm the TCU are at this page. There is ...
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Does a 97 Mazda Demio Have a Cabin Filter, if so Where is it?

I have a 97 Mazda Demio 121. Imported from Japan. Do these use a cabin filter, and if so where is it located? I have looked behind the glove box, and around the driver's side, but can't see anything ...
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Stalling Mazda CX-5 Skyactiv-D

I recently imported a used 2016 Mazda CX-5 AWD Skyactiv-D which seems to have had a problem before it was sold. The car does not have any DTCs stored in the ECU nor does it have any pending codes. I ...
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Mazda 626 (1986) not starting

Hey so I got this old mazda 626, the 1986 2.0 SL hatchback, and it refuses to start, it works on jump start but as soon as you stop and idle it switches off. I suspect the battery to be dead, as it ...
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2000 Mazda protege the efi fuse blows out

Fuse blows out as soon as the key is in the on position. I have unplugged all the fuel injectors and the fuel pump at the tank and still blows the fuse. I'm not sure if I have the correct relays for ...
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Squeaking sound from the wheels after taking out of storage

I have a 1991 Mazda Miata that I have had stored in a Garage for the past 6 months or so. After taking it out of hibernation a few weeks ago, there has been a rather loud squeaking noise coming from ...
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Impact of synthetic oil on 1988 Mazda RX7 with 80k miles

We have a 1988 Mazda RX7 with an odometer showing 81k+ miles. We don't know whether it rolled over, but it has at least this many miles. Based on the condition of the car, I'm inclined to think it has ...
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Engine swapping / ECU swapping

I’m looking to change my 2.0L mazda3 engine to a newer 2.5L turbo Mazda engine and I was wondering if I would need to completely swap the ecu or if my stock ecu could run this engine.
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My oilpan fell off my 2007 mazda 6

I just got this car and i noticed a ticking noise I checked the oil it was low so i put 3 quarts in still the noise persisted its only been less then a month that i got it but yesterday i was going ...
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Plug connector for Knock sensor Mazda 626 2.0L 1998

anybody know where is the connector location for knock sensor? For some reason looking for leaks i see this sensor without his connector but i dont know where is the other side for apply a repair. ...
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Why is my vehicle making a whooshing noise after about 15 minutes of driving and then not accelerating?

I've had a recent issue with my 1990 B2600 RWD manual transmission Mazda pickup truck. I will start it cold and drive at highway speeds for about 10 - 15 minutes when all of a sudden a whooshing ...
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Annoying knock/clunk noise

Got an annoying knocking noise over speed bumps. No rattles on bumpy roads or uneven road, just over speed bumps. Its a one off knock/clunk and sounds like something in the trunk/boot moving around ...
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TPMS Light Coming On Incorrectly

Since owning my 2017 Mazda 3 -- I've had the TPMS light come on a total of four times in four months, three of which were false alarms, one of which was genuine. I regularly check my tyre pressures at ...
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MAF error after replacing short ram intake and MAF

I bought my 2004 Mazda3 used and it had a Short ram intake. I replaced the filter with a K&N filter that was slightly longer than the one that came with the car. It was jammed in there bending ...
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How do I detach the connector from this headlight assembly to replace the bulb?

I want to replace a broken headlight bulb in a European 1999 Mazda MX-5 NB 1.6L (also known as a Miata mark II). How do I detach the power connector so that I can get to the light fixture? The ...
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Why does my Taillights fuse keeps blowing

'2007 mazda 6 2.3 manual shift Keeps blowing the fuse for the taights
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What is this orange button below the steering on a Mazda?

I checked the manual but did not see it. It seems to be an addition made by the previous buyer. I also asked my mechanic but he does not know what it is.
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Clutch Pedal Feels A Bit Grindy

Mazda 3 Sport 2017 with 22,000 Miles on the clock ( car had 20,000 miles when I purchased it ) Recently sometimes the pedal feels a bit grindy when bringing the pedal back upwards. The higher the revs ...
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Remove broken coolant hose connection

I have a super rusty Mazda CX-9 and a connection for the coolant line snapped. I have removed the spring clip, but I am unable to remove the broken rusty part stuck in the pipe. I have tried pulling, ...
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Mazda 3 2015 ac not working

My Mazda 3 2015 ac is blowing hot air and my radiator fans aren’t turning on. What could be the issue?
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Mazda rd 8 2005

Ok I need help I’m trying to connect my AC fan and my coolant fan back to original connection I had disconnected and had rigged to where when I started the vehicle it would start the fans now I fixed ...
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Flat tow 1988 Mazda RX7? Is it safe to do without disconnecting driveshaft or making other changes?

Is it safe to flat tow 1988 RX7 manual transmission?
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When to change oil for new generation Mazda?

I have a 2021 Mazda3 and MyMazda app is showing that I need to change my oil soon. I had an oil change at 4600 miles and it's telling me to change oil at 7600 miles, and it's currently at 7500 miles. ...
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What's this button for in Mazda cx 5?

Just received my used cx 5 from capart and this button is missing. What's the purpose of it and how hard is it to repair?
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Is this EVAP valve solenoid or EGR valve solenoid?

This is listed under Evap purge valve solenoid, but I believe it is actually an EGR valve solenoid. Can somebody please confirm? Below is 2 pictures of what I believe EGR valve solenoid. Notice the ...
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Car rattling suddenly resolved itself

2015 Mazda 3 hatchback with 105k km. It's in perfect shape. Last night drove on a bumpy road. Parked for a few hours. Coming back there was a little rattle from the rear on every single bump large and ...
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My 2004 Mazda 3 passenger window receives a signal to go down but not up. Could I get a little help?

So my 2004 Mazda 3 has an issue with the passenger side window not rolling up. I’ve narrowed it down to an electrical issue on the passenger side motor plug with a current tester. Every other ...
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'16 Mazda CX-5 failing HC-PPM emissions test?

I have a 2016 mazda cx-5 with 25K miles that has to go through a yearly inspection. The vehicle's in good shape, plus I take it the mazda dealer for maintenance. I took it to the the inspection center ...
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why is my 2006 Mazda MPV loosing coolant? but no leaks underneath

This minivan is constantly loosing coolant, but I don't see it going anywhere. Meaning I don't see any evidence of dripping or pooling underneath. Does it just evaporate? The rate of loss is, I may ...
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Trouble getting in first gear when car is hot

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 getting into 1st gear and reverse when my car has been running for a while. ...
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Air compressor squealing, is it the pulley or air compressor locked up?

Mazda Protege5 2003 a/c works well but is squealing. The noise changes when turning a/c on and off. The belt is new. So I'm checking the a/c pulley's bearing. When a/c clutch is not engaged (a/c off), ...
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Boiling coolant in reservoir car not overheating

I own a 2003 Mazda money-pit (protege) we have done ALOT to it. Radiator blew so we replaced radiator, hoses and reservoir.car kept overheating, so we Changed head gasket and thermostat. New plugs and ...
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Cannot pair/connect to the Bluetooth in my Mazda 3

I have a 2010-2012-ish era Mazda 3 that has the Bluetooth option in its menu. When I attempt to pair a phone it fails, despite me going through the steps correctly? How can I pair my phone? Do I have ...
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Can exterior parts from a mazda premacy diesel be installed on a feul one?

I have had an accident with my mazda premacy 2004 CP 2.0 131 PS and damaged the front. I need new Lights and the front bumper. Have found someone selling parts from his 2.0 diesel and was not sure if ...
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