Hey all, maybe you can help me out. My check engine light came on last week, the computer diagnosis said it was the crank shaft position sensor. I had that fixed, and the light was still on. Next the mechanic said it was the CAM sensor (I think). Had that replaced with tune up and oil change. Still on.
The symptoms are as follows:
1. Check engine light is on.
2. TCS lights are on (both the car on slippery surface logo and the one that says TCS OFF flashes)
3. Car rattles when I accelerate and the RPMs stall frequently when I stop accelerating. The needle just drops to zero and hops back up.
Has anyone had similar issues? The mechanic was clueless about these problems (which makes me wonder why I gave him the money to diagnose the problem in the first place....)
The things that may be causing the problems that i have pulled from later model Mazda 6i issues were:
bad tensioner pulley
exhaust leak on the manifold
the hydraulic valve lash adjustor?
or out of date software on the powertrain control module.
Any help at all would go a long way to fixing my headache. Advil only goes so far....