Questions tagged [mazda-6]

The Mazda6 or Mazda 6 (known as the Mazda Atenza in China and Japan) is a large family car produced by the Japanese car manufacturer Mazda since 2002.

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How to correctly jack up the front of a 2005 Mazda 6

I did a fair amount of research before trying to jack up the front of this car. I watched some videos of people jacking up similar (but not identical cars), and I pulled this image from the web: ...
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Mazda 6 TS 2006 petrol rev problem

First ever post on here and I’m not very car savvy at all so please forgive the lack of proper terminology, a bit of background first; I bought this car in October of last year and it was going okay I ...
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Mazda 6 Car audio system

Recently I have purchased a used Mazda 6 (2010). But It has some problem with the sound system. I have noticed that only the rear door speakers are working (front door speakers and the speakers behind ...
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Mazda 6 2004 Clutch Pedal Will Not Return

Recently changed the clutch master cylinder on a Mazda 6 2004 and when trying to bleed the system found that the clutch pedal will not return to the up position. Thought maybe a problem then with the ...
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How to tighten battery clamp?

The ground (black) terminal clamp on the battery in my 2007 Mazda-6 has become loose to the point that sometimes the start motor will drain the whole electrical system before it engages. At that ...
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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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Cracking sound from engine at high rpm diesel

Car: Mazda 6 2009 2.0 DE diesel. My car started make a reverse like sound (Which turns into a more high pitched sound at higher rpms, the noise is on all the time, even in neutral standing still ...
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Expedient way to stop rust on body panel

My 2007 Mazda 6 appears to be rusting at two points, one in each rear wheel well: (Rust in exactly these spots seems to be a common problem with this generation of Mazda, but dealers say it isn't ...
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What is this small plastic air tube called?

On my 2007 Mazda6 3.0L: I cracked the brittle plastic tube that taps into the main intake plenum, circled in red here below. What is it called, and/or what is the replacement part number?
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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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Mazda6 radiator fan runs after car turned off

I have a 2007 Mazda6 with the 3.0L V6 that I have owned since new. This (extraordinarily hot) summer I noticed for the first time that the radiator fan runs for 5-10 seconds after I turn the car off, ...
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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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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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Wiper inserts for Mazda wagon rear blade

The rear wiper blade on a Mazda 6 wagon is a custom 12" arm, so it can't be replaced using just any 12" wiper replacement. I remember in the old days we would buy just the rubber insert and not ...
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2011 Mazda 6, alarm sounding from little black box that sits under the dashboard

I own a 2011 Mazda 6, today an alarm sound started going off under the dashboard, so I got down and checked and it seems to be coming from the little black box that sits right above the brake and gas ...
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How do I remove the cup holders of my 2016 Mazda 6?

I need to remove the cup holders in my 2016 Mazda 6 for cleaning. I tried fumbling with it gently to see if it lifts out, but I had no luck. I'm afraid of breaking it. Can anyone tell me how to remove ...
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Cranks, but slow to catch. Dies after starting

Recently my 2007 Mazda6 (2.3L I4) has been taking longer and longer to start in temperatures colder than about 5 F (-15 C). The car usually sits overnight for about 12 hours after I get home from work;...
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How much current should 2007 Mazda6 draw when off?

I've been finding my 2007 Mazda6 battery low in the mornings. This morning, with moderate temperatures, I had to jump it to start the engine. I put a clamp ammeter on the battery cable and pulled ...
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Best way to remove carbon and gunk build up

recently a friends Mazda 6 ts 2.0 diesel 2005 has started reporting a low boost condition fault. I have identified the issue as being the egr stuck open during boost as the issue. I removed some of ...
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09 Mazda 6: Metallic rattling sound when accelerating at low speeds

I have a 09 Mazda 6 that I purchased used about 3 years ago. For the past couple of months or so it has been making a soft, metallic rattling whenever I accelerated at low speeds (usually when I ...
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Oil In Spark Wells (NOT Valve Gasket or Seals)

I recently purchased a 2007 Mazda6. 2.3L I4. 81k miles, and it is in great condition. The car runs fine, no symptoms of anything amiss, accelerates and idles perfectly, gas mileage is exactly as ...
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Oil pan worn/ mazda6

Hey guys I went to the dealership and they told me that my oil pan threads are worn. My question: Is this major thing? And is it safe to drive? Because I told them I'm gonna travel to Florida by my ...
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What is this extra light on my headlights?

I own a 2006 Mazda 6 Luxury Sport in Australia, and the front headlights have 4 lights on them: It also has a fog light, which is not featured in this photo (but will be visible in later photos). I ...
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How to get the most money out of potentially totalled car?

I crashed my car :( Accidentally rearended a pickup :( It's not drivable because the radiator fell out, but I was told by the guy who towed it that the frame wasn't damaged. I don't know what to do ...
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Drivetrain sounds like rustling leaves above 4k RPMs

2011 Mazda6 FWD 2.5L I4 6-speed manual 85,000 miles 5-6k miles ago (2-3 months) I started to notice a "rustling" sound coming from the front of my drivetrain, but only when in gear above 4,000 RPMs. ...
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2008 Mazda 6i - Do I Need to Flash the BCM?

Do I need to flash the BCM if I replace it? I have a 2008 Mazda 6i and the horn, brake lights and cruise control do not work. The repair shop says the BCM shows signs of water damage and needs to be ...
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Hesitation in RPM drop when shifting manual transmission, 2007 Mazda6

I recently said goodbye to a 2002 Mazda Protege that made it to just over 300,000 miles. So naturally I purchased another Mazda - 2007 Mazda6, 5-speed manual, 91k miles. Besides the difference in ...
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Rack and pinion replacement alternatives

I noticed a (pretty slow for now) power steering fluid leak on my Mazda 6. During regular maintenance at my dealership I asked them to take a look and they told me that that entire rack and pinion ...
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Could too much transmission fluid cause problems?

Is my reasoning here a plausible explanation for the issues described below? Background The CEL on my friend's 2003 Mazda6 lit up yesterday, along with a flashing HOLD light. We hooked it up to a ...
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How easy is it to overfill transmission fluid?

I was helping out a friend yesterday who was facing some issues with a transmission-related CEL on his automatic 2003 Mazda6. When we checked the ATF dipstick the transmission fluid was a clear light-...
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Boot Liner Mat not drying after battery leak

I kept my old replaced battery in my boot to carry it to recycle store. The battery water/fluid leaked all over the boot liner mat. There is no damage to the mat whatsoever but it is not drying. It's ...
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2003 mazda 6 won't move or go into gear [closed]

I was driving this vehicle on the highway going home. All of a sudden I noticed the oil light coming on, battery light came on too and I could not go past 60mph. So I suddenly pulled over and as soon ...