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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Mazda RX-7
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Mazda RX-7 Problems
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.
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.
If the engine surges and hesitates, our technicians recommend checking the condition of the ground on top of the engine block, under the intake. Restore the grounding point if it is found to be corroded or compromised.
Mazda RX-7 Recalls (Recent)
Summary: THREADED INFLATOR COMPONENTS MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING ASSEMBLY WHICH MAY ALLOW COMPONENTS TO SEPARATE WHEN INFLATOR RECEIVES A SIGNAL TO DEPLOY THE AIR BAG.Learn more »
Summary: 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.Learn more »
Summary: 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.Learn more »
Summary: THE RADIATOR CAP PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE RELEASE PRESSURE IS SET TOO HIGH. THIS CAN CAUSE THE COOLANT TO REACH TEMPERATURES THAT EXCEED THE THERMAL DESIGN LIMITS OF SOME COMPONENTS OF THE COOLANT SYSTEM. SHOULD THIS OCCUR, ENGINE COOLANT CAN LEAK COLLECT ON TOP OF THE ENGINE.Learn more »
Mazda RX-7 Questions and Answers
The rear window wiper stopped working, checked the fuse, would it be the switch or wiper motor?
what do you do about to much fuel in the cat converter?
How much to convert my A/C from R-12 to R-134 at an auto repair shop
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 mediocre interior. Overall this car is great for the enthusiast, and its decent as a DD if non turbo.