Questions tagged [mazda]

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

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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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Revs go up when I depress clutch pedal

As I was driving my 2001 Mazda Tribute today I was pulling up to a red light and I depressed the clutch pedal as I came to a stop. Once the clutch pedal was depressed the revs suddenly shot up to ...
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Intermittent loud engine at 3k RMP under load

Car: 1991 NA Miata / MX5 1.6L I have a very strange problem where the engine volume triples between 2800-3100 RMP underload. However, this problem is intermittent. I can tell when the car starts if it'...
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Evap purge valve, wrong installation? Code P0455 - Mazda Protege5 2003

I have quite a few questions (in bold text) in order to narrow down where in the Evap system is causing the P0455 code. Please feel free to respond if you can answer only one of my questions. Any ...
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How to diagnose if battery is faulty or alternator is faulty

Little Background: I own 2016 Mazda CX-5, battery that came with car was not holding the charge for long, so after some research on which battery to replace it with, I decided to replace it with ...
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Will a Mazda 6 GH 2009 2.5 L5 engine also fit a Mazda 6 2005?

I’m Wanting to know if an engine taken out of a Mazda 6 GH 2009 can be fitted/is compatible with a 2005 Mazda 6.? Are there any other makes/models of engine that would work for me or anything else I ...
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Burning smell comes from the engine oil sump area

My motorbike has been suffering from an issue which goes like this . Whenever I drive for a few kilometres a smell comes from the engine oil sump area even if the engine oil is brand new . One year ...
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Engine performance

On a straight four diesel engine Can you replace some pistons bearings and leave other unchanged , Will that have any negative effects on the performance of the engine
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HVAC Flow Control - A/C Won't Blow Through Dash Only

In my 2010 Mazda 3, the switch that adjusts the flow control works generally, but when I adjust it to blow only through the dash vents, it still blows primarily at the feet (the adjacent setting) and ...
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Rotor replacement/machining necessary after car has been sitting for a couple of months!

My 2013 Mazda CX-5 has been sitting out for a couple of months and we had a pretty wet spring here. When I took it in for service, the dealership told me that they want to replace the rear rotors and ...
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Mazda 3 hatchback 2003 fuel loss of acceleration power

I was driving to work this morning,making about 100kmp and all of sudden the acceleration drop and could not go more than 80 km/p , no matter how I press the gas pedal,makes only noise but not ...
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2007 mazda 3 i 2.0 spinning and not starting, timing chain broken?

my wife was driving it last summer down the highway and she said it lost power then died on the offramp and could not get it to start again. when I got there and turned the key it sounds like its ...
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How to unlock seatbelt during replacement

I’m trying to replace the seatbelt in a 1997 Mazda Demio that had a frayed belt. I removed the belt from a donor car, which was working fine when I removed it, but now that I go to install it the ...
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What causes a vehicle to idle so low that it stalls?

My 2003 Mazda tribute is idling extremely low and shuts it self off when stopped for longer than a 30-45 seconds. There is no check engine or anything but I ran a I/M test and it showed these problems:...
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Both brake lights cause radio interfere. Can both bulbs be defective?

I had recently posted a question about this (Active brake lights interfere with radio station on ‘16 Mazda CX-5?) and I ended up removing all the lightbulbs in the car. After removing all bulbs in ...
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Mazda 6 MZR-CD diesel fuel issue

I have a mazda 6 mzr-cd turbo diesel wagon 2009 model. I just purchased the car and after trying to jump the car i thought the engine had no compression. However after trying again with a stronger ...
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Headlights won't turn on on Mazda Pickup

The headlights on my Mazda B2900 diesel pickup won't turn on. The failure happened yesterday and suddenly, with no previous problems like flickering or signs of false contact in the switch. They ...
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Mazda 323 / Protege 2001 power problem

Here is my name, Fabien My friend bought a 323F 2001 with 58 000 km, it's the 1.6 DOHC engine with 98 HP ( 72 KW ). We live in France We got a problem to make the car running great. For now, the ...
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2014 CX-5 hot air - possible overheating?

Hopefully someone can shed some light into what's going on. For the last couple of days we have been in a cold snap around -30C. I was driving the car and noticed that the ambient (outdoor) ...
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How can I Bluetooth-pair with a Pioneer C9P5 head unit?

This is a '09 Mazda Axela. The language is in Japanese, need English. I don't know how to pair Bluetooth with my phone because I don't understand any Japanese. Can someone help please?
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What is tuner amperer and will it fix issue with radio?

I'm not sure if that's how you spell it, but the Mazda technician said "tuner amperer". In any case, I recently went to a Mazda dealer because there was radio static every time I hit the brake. This ...
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Error code P0421 - warm up Catalytic converter efficiency below treshold (bank1) - problem with Catalyst Monitor Bank 1? (Mazda 5, 2014)

I have Mazda 5, 2014, about 40K miles There is error code: p0421 - warm up Catalytic converter efficiency below treshold (bank1) Engine is not vibrating, so I assume this is not a problem with spark ...
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Change antenna on '16 Mazda CX-5?

I just bought a universal antenna at pepboys, and I would like to remove the antenna and install this new one. I have a 2016 Mazda CX-5 Sport. I searched the internet, but didn't find anything ...
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Differences between OEM antenna and aftermarket antenna?

I have a '16 Mazda CX-5 and the dealer told me that the antenna needed to be replaced. A genuine Mazda antenna is almost $110 (with shipping) while my local pepboys has a universal antenna for less ...
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Odd noise from top of engine

I'm helping a friend with their car. Its a 2014 Mazda 2, 1.5L engine, approx 105K miles. The car has been well maintained with regular oil changes. There is an odd noise coming from the top of the ...
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Is it possible to “hack” the behavior of the cruise control of Mazda 3

I would like it to do +10 instead of +1 per button press (the same for minus)?
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What would cause the two middle cylinders on my v6 to have no compression and the other four cylinders do?

Mazda 6 3.0 V6. Cylinders 2 and 4 have no compression and the other four do. What would cause this?
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TPMS sensor problem

I have a MAZDA 6 (2010). In general, I do not have any issues with my car. However, sometimes, I get annoying TPMS warning light. This warning light turns ON very rarely and randomly. Usually, it ...
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Active brake lights interfere with radio station on ‘16 Mazda CX-5?

This is how I reproduce the issue: With the '16 Mazda CX-5 turned On, the shifter in Park, and the radio On, I begin to press the brake slowly. While the brake is slightly pressed but the brake ...
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My tires are louder than normal

That is the simplest way I can describe the problem. I changed into my summer tires and after that after I get past 40 kph the car starts to get very loud. Between 60 and 100 is a little quieter but ...
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Rough Idle - Car feels like it will stall

2008 Mazda 2 1.3 25000 miles. The car drives fine with no issues, but when it is warm/hot, it feels like it is going to stall at idle. The needle drops to 0 revs but it 'catches' itself and doesn't ...
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Is it time to replace the compressor clutch on my 2008 Mazda3?

The AC on my 2008 Mazda3 fails to cool the car after I've been driving it for more than 10 minutes or so. It's able to produce cold air while I'm idling from a cold start, but it seems like the ...
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Is this MX-5 running too cold, and could that explain poor emissions?

Last year my MX-5 NC struggled to pass its emissions test. 5 years ago I replaced the front cat exhaust manifold with a 4-1 non-cat manifold, moving the oxygen sensors around the remaining mid pipe ...
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2003 Mazda Tribute lost power

I have a 2003 Mazda Tribute with the V6. The battery light will occasionally come on, sometimes it just flashes, other it stays on. I had the battery and alternator checked at two different auto parts ...
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Mazda tech says crank sensor in distributor

Apparently my crank sensor is in the distributor on my Mazda Demio. The engine type is Mazda B3E, and the distributor is B5B4 T2T60572 ... I can’t find it anywhere else but how is this possible ? ...
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2011 Mazda 6 3.7L V6 - Intermittent no-crank after Injen SRI install

My 2011 Mazda 6 3.7L V6 does not always crank the first time, especially after sitting overnight or a few hours. The car seems to operate perfectly other than that. It's a push-to-start. Once I press ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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