Mazda RX-7 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mazda RX-7

Mazda RX-7 Problems

ABS Light Illuminated Intermittently

If the ABS light is on intermittently, it may be due to a loose ABS ring on the rear axle. If a loose ABS ring is found during inspection, replacement of the ABS ring and affected drive axle may be necessary.

Oil leak may develop at rear stationary gear seal and O-ring

An oil leak can develop at the rear stationary gear seal and O-ring, at the rear of the engine. Our technicians report that transmission removal is required to gain access to the components.

Intermittent No Start, Cranks OK, Turbo model

If the engine intermittently does not start and is cranking OK, it may be the main relay is defective. The main relay can corrode and fail, requiring replacement.

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Mazda RX-7 Questions

clutch pedal wont come back up (2 answers)

does a mazda rx 7 1988 have a mass airflow sensor, car starts but only runs a fe (1 answer)

few seconds and shuts off.previous said thats what it was but my mechnic says that model year didn`t have one any ideas. mh

why running fast seems not to have the power it should have (1 answer)

seems not to have the power it did
seems to want to run faster
eng. light comes on and off but all gauges are fine isnt not running hot at all smells like it is hot to me at times but it is the hot weather at this time of the year also has a about 2222 klt itsine ibe said that the stearing is...

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Mazda RX-7 Recalls

Recall 00E069000
EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: MAZDA SPEED RESINOUS HOODS, DESIGNED AND SOLD AS ACCESSORY PARTS FOR MODEL YEAR 1992-1995 RX7 VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JUNE 1, 1997, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 19, 2000.
Recall 96V173000
THE RAIL OF THE AUTOMATIC SHOULDER BELT CAN WEAR SUFFICIENTLY SUCH THAT THE CABLE WHICH RETRACTS THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY WILL BECOME JAMMED IN THE RAIL RENDERING THE SHOULDER BELT INOPERATIVE.
Recall 96V149000
OIL MIST CONTAINED IN THE ENGINE INTAKE AIR CAN COLLECT OVER TIME IN THE BRAKE VACUUM CHECK VALVE PREVENTING THE CHECK VALVE FROM OPENING AT THE SPECIFIED PRESSURE REDUCING POWER ASSIST TO THE BRAKES.

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Mazda RX-7 Reviews

This is a very unique vehicle. The rotory engine operates better at higher rpm than a conventional piston engine. Another highlight is the rear wheel drive that it has as rear wheel drive is getting harder and harder to find. Comfort was second to speed and looks in design. Also not the best car to transporting ppl or groceries. If you want a sports car, this is the car for you.
The Mazda Rx-7 is a great car. This car is not for beginners but more for intermediate drivers. The 1.3L rotary engine is a one of a kind engine that requires well checked maintenance. Since it is oil injected, checking on oil is a necessity. The great things about this car is the chassis and steering(if equipped with turbo it has very minimal turbo lag), the lows are the fuel consumption and m...

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