1996 Mazda MX-6 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Mazda MX-6

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1996 Mazda MX-6 Problems

Misfires Under Load

Misfires under load (acceleration) can be caused by leaky spark plug boots. When a spark plug boot leaks, it allows the spark to arc, or jump, to the cylinder head. New spark plug wires will be needed.

Engine Misfire Under Load

Vehicles with a V6 engine may develop an engine misfire under load (acceleration). This can be caused by a valve cover gasket leaking oil into a spark plug well, shorting the spark plug to the cylinder head. To repair this concern, the valve cover needs to be resealed and the spark plugs and wires should be replaced.

Crank but No Start Condition and No Spark

If the engine cranks but will not start, it may be due a failed distributor. In the diagnosis, it may be discovered that the Electronic Engine Control (EEC) Unit is the cause if ignition spark is restored after disconnecting the Spark Output (SPOUT) Connector.

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1996 Mazda MX-6 Questions

car takes long to accelarate (2 answers)

My car rpm goes to about 5 before my car accelerates to 35 or 40 mph? Makes a noise and feels like the car is not moving.

Car crank but will not start? Their is gas? (1 answer)

There is gas, I also change the fuel pump.

Why is my car tryin to run hot? (1 answer)

ok. i checked the coolant level i the radiator that was a little low so i put more in. It didnt help. When im on the highway the temp does fine as soon as i slow down or stop the temp goes up fast. The fan is coming on but i guess either its not working properly or something is making the engine ...

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1996 Mazda MX-6 Recalls

Ignition Electrical Switch Overheats

The electrical portion of the ignition switch may lack proper grease at the contact points, leading to the points becoming conductive and overheating. Dealers will replace the ignition switch free of charge to resolve the concern.

Recall 05E065000
CERTAIN SPX FILTRAN FUEL FILTERS WITH A 45-DEGREE ANGLE INLET TUBE, MODEL 800F350-S1, SOLD AS REPLACEMENT FILTERS FOR 1993-1997 FORD PROBE,1993-2001 MAZDA 626 AND MX-6, AND 1983-1994 LOYAL, 3-DOOR COUPE, HATCHBACK, SEDAN, WAGON, BRAT, DL, GL, GL-10, RX, XT, AND XT6 PASSENGER VEHICLES WITH EFI OR ...
Recall 98V249000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE SAS SENSOR UNIT. THESE VEHICLES CAN EXPERIENCE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENTS IN MINOR UNDERCARRIAGE IMPACTS.

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