Mazda Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mazda

Mazda Problems

Damaged PCM Wires May Cause Engine Misfires

If the engine is misfiring, it may be caused by a damaged wire(s) which connect the fuel injectors to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). The damaged wire(s) can be repaired or the emission wire harness replaced. A misfire can result in a loss of engine performance and illumination of the Check Engine Light.

Cranks but Won't Start, Was Running OK

If the engine cranks but won't start, the fault may be internal to the distributor. Diagnosis will show no spark and trouble codes for the crankshaft position sensor (CKP) or the camshaft position sensor (CMP). Our technicians recommend replacement of the complete distributor assembly if these conditions occur.

Failed Cooling Fan Module May Cause Fan to Run Constantly or Not At All

The cooling fan module can fail causing the fan to either run constantly, or not operate at all. If the fan runs continuously, the engine may not warm up properly, and if the fan does not run, the engine may overheat. Mazda has a voluntary recall on model years 2002-2003 to address this concern. Please click here to find a Mazda dealer near you.

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Mazda Questions

My car ran perfect. I replaced the timing belt tensioner, reassembled the motor, but now it runs on 2or3 cylinders. Timing, compression, spark, fuel all correct. Everything is correct. (2 answers)

I've tried different crank position sensors but cannot locate the cam position sensor which sounds like the proble. Im lost

Car was working good idling bad on its own an jus stop works engine crank not starting (1 answer)

Car was working good idling bad on its own an jus stop works engine crank not starting crank an cam sensor was change checks for broken wires were made wat could be the problem

wont stay idled. will start and run but will not stay idled. any ideas. (1 answer)

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Mazda Recalls

Steering Knuckle Separates Causing Loss Of Steering

The lower mounting nuts and bolts that attach the front strut assembly to the steering knuckle may loosen, resulting in the steering knuckle separating from the strut. Dealers will inspect the nuts and bolts to ensure they are properly tightened, replacing loose bolts and tightening them to the proper specification free of charge to resolve the concern.

Fuel Filler Pipe Ruptures In A Crash

The fuel filler pipe may rupture and cause a leak and fire hazard in an accident. Dealers will alter the attachment between the fuel filler pipe and the left rear side of the bracket of the fuel filler pipe free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

The driver's frontal air bag inflator may rupture and spray metal fragments upon deployment. This is due to excessive internal pressure in the inflator. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Mazda Reviews

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