1997 Mazda MX-6 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Mazda MX-6
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1997 Mazda MX-6 ProblemsEngine 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.
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.
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.
1997 Mazda MX-6 QuestionsHi I have a mazda mx6 the car starts and idle but doesnt rev up it fails total (1 answer)
When I start the engine it starts nicely but wont rev up totaly
The gas pressure has been tested and is ok. The electrical side or circuitry is the one that is not working
1997 Mazda MX-6 RecallsIgnition 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.