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According to this that extra space is for the integrated fog light, which is probably where the fog light would be if you didn't have the separate fog light.


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Although I've never done this, a trick I've come across involves feeding motorcycle clutch cable with copious amounts of brake cleaner into the blockage, attaching the end of the cable to a cordless drill and effectively drill out the carbon.


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If the clamp is no longer getting tight enough, that could mean the metal is stretched and possibly weak. A dealership would want to replace the whole ground cable with a new, molded on clamp. If there is any slack in the cable, you can buy a replacement clamp and put that on the wire. One way or another, new clamp is the "proper" fix. In the mean time, ...


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Replace it, with something like this:


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Most cars do not have drain plugs for the transmission in my experience. In fact, I have only seen it on one, which had a plug because the car had a permanent transmission filter. That said, it is very easy to overfill transmission fluid.The link you posted is an example of a cavalier. GM took out the dipstick to prevent inept owners from overfilling the ...


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OK, I figured it out. I did some more thorough searching, this time more sharply motivated to find the correct information given my previous mistake, and found an upload of the 2004 Mazda 6 Workshop Manual. The 2005 model is, I understand, very similar to the 2004 model, so the information inside should be just as applicable. Here's the relevant page from ...


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In order to clean it, just remove it This is a messy job. You don't want any of that carbonized waste going into the motor or all over yourself. If you get an automotive parts dip, you can remove the EGR and place it in a basket and let it soak. I use this for carburetors to EGR's. It will eat aluminum if you leave it in too long so check it ...


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That's a breather hose from the valve cover to the intake, 8561-01198867 might be the right part number for you. https://www.partsgeek.com/gbproducts/WC/8561-01198867.html?utm_content=YN&utm_term=2003-2007+Mazda+6+Breather+Hose+Genuine+W0133-1853154+Front+03-07+Mazda+Breather+Hose+2006+2004&fp=pp&gbm=a&utm_source=google&utm_medium=ff&...


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Assuming that there was enough coolant in both the engine block and the radiator to start with (on average cars can store near 5L in each), if you're losing that much coolant at that rate, you are either: leaking it. Inspect the engine drain plug, the radiator drain plug, any bleeder values, the condition of the radiator and the condition of the hoses. If ...


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I am assuming no check engine light? Strange to have this mix of issues and not throwing diag codes - you'd get a misfire code for instance if you had a weak coil pack. Based on this intermittent issue I'm thinking it's possible you have bad gas ... I'd try topping up with premium. Fuel filter is in the gas tank and really more of a grit filter; I'd highly ...


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There are a number of ways to clean it but I've had personal success with oven cleaner and a tooth brush. Obviously wear protective gloves and do it somewhere well ventilated. Also, throw the tooth brush away when finished. Good luck.


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It is highly likely that the "battery water" is a strong lead-containing acid that you do not want to be handling without appropriate personal protective equipment. This will also explain why it is not evaporating easily. The advisable thing to do is have it professionally disposed of, because lead and lead ions are toxic. In the absence of such a service, ...


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Could very well just be a heavier flywheel on the newer car (which leads to more rotational inertia causing the engine to take longer to rev down with no power applied). Sounds normal to me.


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I do not believe that all automatic transmissions have drain/fill plugs. I had a 1993 Ford Explorer where this was the case - I had to drop the pan to drain it (and replace the filter) then had to refill it through the dipstick tube with a funnel. This being the case, I do not think it is outside the realm of possibility that the previous owner did not know ...


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Unfortunately I can not pinpoint your issue, but will give you the information I have. Since the noise is not speed dependent, yet does not exhibit itself when the transmission is not engaged (either through disengaged clutch or left in neutral), it is my approximation the noise emanates from the transmission. The noise sounds only when the transmission is ...


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That looks to be where the transmission bellhousing meets the engine block. If that's the spot, the leak is most likely the rear main seal. This is where the engine crankshaft comes out of the engine and the place where the flexplate (assuming an automatic transmission) connects to it. There is a seal which circles the crankshaft. A leak where you're showing ...


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The BCM should not need to be reprogrammed after installation. If it does not work on power up then have it checked. It is connected to and operates many features of the car including the CAN network. Check the old one for water damage. If it has been damaged; look at the hood release cable, these have known to bring water in to the area above the BCM and ...


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This is Rev hang. It releases less emissions than a standard manual gearshift. Modern car manufacturers have strict emissions guidelines to meet and in a manual transmission the ECU has less control of the engine and thus less control of emissions released. Keeping the throttle open after a gear change allows airflow to the engine to combust all remaining ...


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The electrolyte in a common lead-acid car battery is dilute sulfuric acid H2SO4 which does not contain lead. Spilled electrolyte is corrosive and hazardous. You do not want to inhale the fumes and I recommend swabbing the spilled area with household ammonia or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), either of which will neutralize the acid. For your next battery,...


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Rack and pinions are not rebuilt by the mechanic that is preforming the repair. Normally the replacement rack is rebuilt somewhere else (usually china) and sold to the repair shop. Once the repair shop has replaced the rack the old broken one is sent back to the part store who then sends it back to who ever rebuilt the first one to now rebuild yours, this is ...


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Update It turns out that the transmission was indeed overfilled. The owner said that a lot of transmission fluid had to be drained to restore parity. Although it is still early to confirm that the issue is no longer present, there are some immediate benefits. The gear shifts feel a lot quicker than before and the brakes feel better than before. I will ...


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If the threads in the drain are worn (i.e. the threads where you screw in the drain plug) then the risk is that you will be leaking oil. If you are only leaking a small amount of oil then this is not a serious problem as long as you don't let the oil level get too low. If there is a serious leak then you should get it fixed before taking a long trip.


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These are symptoms of a failing fuel pump. After Neil's answer, I filled with premium and the problem seemed to go away for a few days. Soon after it was back with a vengeance and about a week after asking this question, the vehicle wouldn't start at all. It would crank but no amount of fiddling would get it to start. The telltale sign for me was that I ...


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It sounds to me like you have a sticky injector or four. Once it warms a bit (which happens very quickly on the injectors) it will respond properly and start spraying when asked. Difficult to test at home. Try running some SeaFoam through the tank. And if you are really super cool run it through the intke manifold as well.


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The whole vehicle as measured with an ammeter at the battery should be less than 50mA


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It should come with its own sensor - the sensor needs to be matched to the gauge... If you connect the gauge to the existing sensor it may disrupt the signal to the ecu and cause all sorts of problems with the engine management.


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My favorite is adding a "custom" shim...i.e. pounding a nail in there so it'll tighten up:


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The only thing you can really look at is the transmission fluid, unless you want to look at the transmission itself. Transmission fluid is part lubricant, part hydraulic fluid, the engine spinning pumps the fluid around the transmission making the whole thing work. More engine power pumps more fluid, ordinarily idle RPM is enough for smooth operation but if ...


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Rust is coming through from the inside; panel is penetrated. Likely mud is collected on the inside. The plastic inner fenders should have stopped the mud, are the inner fenders intact ? An excellent repair is to replace the fender or cut out several inches and weld in a new section ( + prime, sand, paint ,top coat ,etc.) . At the other end of the spectrum is ...


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This behaviour is by design. The coolant fan will run when the coolant exceeds a certain temperature irrespective of if the engine is running or not. Some vehicles even have supplementary electric water pumps set to run after engine shut down to keep coolant circulating. The reason for this behaviour is to prevent hot-stops forming in the engine and to ...


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