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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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Do these coil on plug waveforms suggest I have a bad engine controller?

I have a missfire on cylinder 3. I have swapped the coil from cylinder 6 and 3, but the missfire remains on cylinder 3. I have also done the following: - replaced all spark plugs. - checked the ...
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Mazda 2 engine fan starts after turning engine off

Apologies for some unclear terms, I have no idea how some of the components are correctly called in english. I have a 2003 Mazda 2 DY gasoline with about 77k KM driven. Since a couple of months, the ...
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1996 Mazda Soho 1.3 - Idle throttle control valve acting up

I bought a Mazda Soho 121 roughly a year ago, that had an idling problem. After tracing the issue down to the idle control valve (idle would jump from 500rpm to 3500 rpm every second or two), I ...
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Brake pedal traveling further than before

After replacing front brake pads on my 2010 Mazda 3, the brake pedal travels further than before, that is they are not as touchy. What could cause this?
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2008 Mazda Tribute brake pedal very soft

2008 Mazda Tribute brake pedal goes to floor. I have bled the brakes, installed a new master cylinder and power booster and new front pads. I had a scan done and was told it is the power booster ...
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Tachometer reading fluctuates at constant engine load/speed

The car in question is a 93 Miata, the tachometer needle fluctuates very randomly at random times (did it while idling and while I was driving). But the engine load does not change, it is the gauge it ...
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Check engine light with code P0455 comes on when fuel tank is below 3/4 full

In my 2001 Mazda Miata, the check engine light comes on when the fuel tank is at the 3/4 full mark. The code is DTC P0455 - Evap System Large Leak Detected I have replaced the fuel cap already. What ...
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Check Engine Light

2013 Mazda CX5 roughly 64,700 miles on it. Check engine light came on today, took to Auto-Zone to get error code, as well as local dealership and they said that there was no error code? The light ...
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Mazda 323 1985, carb model wont start when hot

Starts easy enough when cold, runs rougher as it warms then requires full choke. Wont start when hot but ok again when cooled. Has new battery. Plugs, rotor,dist, startmodule, leads and coil seem ok. ...
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Strange noise from timing belt area

I just changed the timing belt and water pump on my 98 Mazda 626. After I got everything reassembled I started up the engine. I had been running the engine for a few minutes, revved it up to around ...
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How do I remove these electrical connectors on the inside of my drivers side door?

I have a 2004 Mazda B2300. I am pretty green at anything electrical or automotive for that matter and was trying to replace my door handle that broke off. I have almost removed the whole inner panel, ...
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Unknown adaptor for 2009 Mazda 2 headlight

I have a 2009 Mazda 2 Sport. Recently passengers side headlight bulb has blown. I went to Halfords and bought the correct bulb, a "477SB H7" 12V, 55W Super Brilliance. Image of base: I then went to ...
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Hit a curb; chewed up rim and took a chunk out of tire. Will they need replacement?

Forced into a curb this morning while going about 35 mph...Just wondering what I'll be in for when I take it in later this afternoon. No air coming out as far as I can tell... Maybe 1/4-1/2 inch deep, ...
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How does a cobra alarm system disable starting

I have a 1998 Mazda 626 with a cobra Auto security system. I suspect some problems I have been having are related to this system and was wondering exactly how it disables starting. Specifically one ...
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2012 Mazda3 shifts gears but won't move

My car was shifting fine. All of a sudden I attempted to slow down for traffic, depressed the clutch to downshift and nothing happened. Coasted to side road. Attempted to depress the clutch and I put ...
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Cleaning a Car Headliner

In my Mazda CX5 the headliner feels similar to corrugated cardboard. It has become dirty due to children, so I was wondering what the best way to attempt to clean the headliner w/o damaging it and/or ...
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Mazda mx5 mk1 1990 Cam oil seal leak B6 engine with 167.000km

Some history first, I had oil leaks in almost every top part of the engine. I changed, the cam cover gasket, cam oil seals and I put instant gasket on the cover edges for better sealing. That was ...
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Timing chain jumped. Probably bent a piston. Is my engine worth fixing?

I have a 2007 Mazda 3 2.3L with about 155k km on it. I was attempting to replace the AC pulley bearing, and had to manually turn the crank pulley to get the belt back on the AC pulley. After making ...
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Why is there white smoke coming from the exhaust where the tailpipe and muffler meet and it looses power it is a 2000 Mazda626 234000+ miles [closed]

White smoke from exhaust where tailpipe and muffler meet and it looses power it is a 2000 Mazda 626 with 234000+ miles
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Mazda Demio Rattling/Knocking sound

I recently bought a Japan imported Mazda Demio (has around 30,000km in mileage and is in a pretty good condition). From the very start, I noticed a small rattling / knocking sound coming from the ...
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The car engages gears but does not move and when i depress the clutch it also sounds like grinding metal

Mazda rx8 , 2004 13b Manual Transmission 6 speed
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10mm allen wrench is too small 11mm is too big

A part on my recently purchased suspension called for a 10mm allen wrench in the instructions. Despite the allen key seeming to be too small, I tried it anyways and of course sheared the inside of the ...
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Mazda Bongo Friendee 2002 charging system or alternator not working after incorrectly jump-starting it

I incorrectly jump-started a 2002 Mazda Bongo Friendee by interchanging the negative and positive terminals and I blew the main fuse, replaced it but now the alternator or the charging system is not ...
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Mazda 3/Axela RVM light when OBD2 adapter connected

I have connected a OBD2 adapter (Bluetooth ELM327) to my 2010 Mazda Axela (1990cc) and I've noticed that when my phone is connected to the adapter, the Mazda RVM alert lights on the side mirrors come ...
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Fuel Type (octane) for Mazda Axela 2010

I bought an imported (from Japan) Mazda Axela 2010 (i-stop, 1990cc, sedan) and the dealer asked me to use 95 octane petrol. There are a lot of misconceptions about octane and I heard many dealers ...
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Car Would Not Start

My car just died. It was parked and when I went to start it nothing happened. No clicking sound, no nothing. The electric wndows still worked. I did not check lights. Had to have it towed to repair ...
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What do I need to install the front number plate on my car?

I need to attach the number plate on the front of my Mazda but I can't just put screws through as the holes are rectangle (see picture). I think it will need something in between but don't know the ...
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Engine stuttering when idle or low rev (no check engine light)

It's a 1999 Mazda Familia. When I start driving and the engine's cold the car often stutters and fluctuates between 500 and 750 revs. Then when I accelerate the revs go up but the car goes very ...
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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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How to determine exactly what's wrong with my alternator?

My 98 Mazda 626 GF 2L uses an 80 amp fp34 A2TB0191 alternator with an internal voltage regulator. I did a little test where it I turned on the bright lights, AC, radio, rear defogger and opened the ...
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Tools for removing / installing valve shims without removing the camshaft

Two of the cars I own have DOHC engines ( Nissan GA16DE and Mazda 2L FS ) which use shims for adjusting cam to lifter clearances. You can see an example here on the Nissan how the lifters are ...
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2002 Mazda B2300 compressor trouble

For a while when I would first turn on the car and the AC, the wheel on the compressor did not start spinning immediately. The air is blowing in the car, but it is hotter than the ambient temperature. ...
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1988 RX7 not turning over

While trying to start my RX7 all I hear is a click coming from the dash when I turn the key. When I stop turning the key to start it I hear another click coming from a relay above the visor located ...
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1988 RX7 not starting, buzzing

I recently obtained an RX7 and was told it worked fine but would not start due to the clutch going out while it was sitting some wires near the alternator were chewed by rats too, so after the wires ...
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How often should I change oil in the CVT transmission

What is the recommended interval for the oil change in the CVT transmission for Mazda 2 2007, Chassis DE3FS EDIT The reason why I'm asking this questions is I don't have the user manual and local ...
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Why does my manual gear sometimes slip into neutral?

I have a Mazda 323 Astina (called something else outside of Australia), 1997 model. When the weather is cold the car sometimes slips out of 5th gear into neutral. It only ever does it once a day, ...
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Cranks, but No Spark and Can't Connect to the ECU

It just never ends. 98 Mazda 626 GF 2L. It cranks great, but there's no spark at any of the plugs and I can't connect to the ECU. Coil pack is new, I've driven it maybe five times since I replaced ...
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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 to look out for when buying a car that hit a deer?

I'm looking at buying a car that is only 2 years old, has good miles, a price about a third lower than I would expect...but it had an accident listed on the CarFax. The previous owner hit a deer and ...
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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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2006 Mazda 5 2.3L cranks but no start

I have a vexing problem and so far two mechanics and the dealer haven't been able to solve it. The car will crank and crank and crank but will not start. On the initial crank the fuel pump will come ...
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I think my clutch is failing, how can I tell what needs to be replaced?

I have a 2000 Mazda Protege with a 5-speed manual transmission. In recent months, I have noticed something that I believe is the clutch slipping. Sometimes when I am accelerating to highway speeds, ...
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What is the funny looking thing attached to my new mazda3 key fob?

I got my new 2016 mazda3 today from the dealer and tossed the second key fob right in my backpack without taking a look. Then I found there was this weird looking thing attached to it. It has "...
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How do you get more horsepower out of a 1979 Mazda RX7?

Moar Horsepower? The 1979 Mazda RX7 - Desireable Track Car It seems this platform is very popular in club racing today. You see them as prized possessions at SCCA gatherings to simple track days. ...
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Mazda CX7 metallic pulsating sound when driving below 20 MPH

I have this issue with my CX7, when I drive at a regular speed, the car performs very well. Now when I release the gas pedal and brake the car makes no sound until it goes below 20 MPH, then I can ...
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Does putting an automatic car into neutral at stop lights significantly harm the transmission?

I drive a 2013 Mazda 3, in case that makes any difference to the answer. There seems to be a few discussions on the web which indicate that putting an automatic car into neutral does not ...
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Car stalls on intersection or when coming to a stop

I have a 2000 Mazda 323F (some say it is Protégé but not sure) AT 1.6L (at 128K km). It runs smooth, accelerates great and shifts nice on most occasions. But there are times after running for a ...
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Mazda Familia - Hesitation with full fuel tank, gets better as fuel level drops

I have recently had a fuel/air control part replaced in my 1998 Mazda Familia. That was done after replacing plugs, etc. The problem it had was it was sacking really hard but going nowhere, once I got ...
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Lower control arm mounting bolt replacement size. 2004 Mazda B3000

Need to know what size bolt for Mazda B3000 lower control arm mount
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Headlights not working in 2006 Mazda6

I have a 2006 Mazda6, and the headlights in it have not been working since I replaced the alternator. But the high beams work just fine. What could be causing this?

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