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 ProblemsCrank 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.
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.
If the engine cranks but does not start, it may be caused by a tripped inertia switch. Switch the key to "ON" and the fuel pump should be heard running for a second or two. Listen at the gas filler if necessary. If you do not hear the pump the inertia switch should be reset, it will "click" when it is reset.
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.