Mazda MX-6 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mazda MX-6
Mazda MX-6 Problems
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.
Our technicians report the original paint tends to fade and the clear coat peels off, though many cars have now been repainted.
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.
Mazda MX-6 Questions
When I start the engine it starts nicely but wont rev up totaly
Original engine (300K). 2 yr old transmission (ck'd out ok). New ECC. New distributor. "Strange": If I turned on lights (which showed a power-down on idle), I could then drive car and not have problem with transmission and tac (shifting down).
Runs good most time. But when pulling is enforced, it always kicks outta 5th even as I hold the gear shift in. I just had clutch replaced around 2 years ago so I know that's not the prob.
Mazda MX-6 Recalls
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.
Mazda MX-6 Reviews
My mazda mx6 was running well until last week when i went to change gear into drive it turned off. it turns on ok and when i change gear it turns off took it to the shop and they dont know whats wrong with it ! somebody know what can be wrong ?
I had my Mazda MX6 for a long time and generally loved it. The interior body styling was very modern and ergonomic, especially when comparing it to other cars of the same age. The leather seat were really comfortable. The V6 motor was plenty powerful and generally reliable. My MX-6 needed the auto repair shop more often than a Honda or Toyota, but it was still pretty reliable, and I didn't ...
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