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it started when I was driving my whole dashboard went completely blank and was hard to accelerate when I got it home I turn engine off then the oil pressure warning light came on and car will not start, I believe the powertrain cut my engine off to protect it but now I don't know how to get it to start

Car idles smooth (~700rpm) all around until brake is applied and not moving. When you let the brake off idle goes back to normal. I've confirmed this by letting it idle in gear with parking brake on. I initially cleaned the throttle body and MAF sensor with no change. All my internet research is pointing towards a vacuum leak in the brake booster. I've had a helper apply the break while listening and I can't really hear a leak anywhere. Can I get some guidance on how to proceed to find this leak and fix it? Thanks.

My car seems to idle lower than normal and it was randomly cutting off when I stopped. Today it has cut off twice while it was in motion. Could this be a coil wire or spark plug issue?

changed crank camshaft sensor, fuel pressure rail, auto electrician no engine management light no faults recorded

I have a 2006 Mazda 5. Over the last year I've noticed some rattle sounds coming from under the car. The mechanic looked at it and said that there were a lot of rocks he took out of the undercarriage (a few times a year we drive down logging roads to visit family). Anyway, that clearly was not the problem.

It started as an occassional rattle when going over bumps but it has progressed to the point that simply driving anywhere causes it to rattle (rear driver side). The funny thing is....I've noticed that if I'm applying the brake, the rattling stops.

Is this a brake issue (or related brake parts) or does it sound like a sway bar/bushings or a loose stabilizer bar link (sway bar end link) that other owners have commented on?

The mechanic my husband goes to doesn't seem to know what's going on. I would like to get some insight from someone so I can at least point them in the right direction. It's completely annoying to drive around in a car that looks great, but sounds like it's going to fall apart at any moment.

If this situation is brake related and potentially harmful to me or my family, I would like to get it fixed ASAP.

Thank you for reading!

diaoo1 noise end link worn how may i the estimated cost

Went in for an oil change and dealership is saying the sway bar bushings are worn and the #3 engine mount is 'leaking'. Are these reasonable problems for a 2006 Mazda 5 with just under 80,000 miles?

I have been told by my mechanic an oil leak is due to the oil cooler. He told me the whole part needs to be replaced. Why not just seal it with silicone?

How do I remove the housing that hold the lowbeam headlight?

Dealer says they need replacement. Mechanic says they should not. How do I know whch is right?

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