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#2096 of 2858 2006 Mazda 6i noise problem
Apr 19, 2006 (2:39 pm)
I bought a Mazda6 in Jan. Now it is only 3K mile. I got the noise problem about 10 days after buying.
When I turn right on a slope, the back of the car squeaks. The noise is from the left side of the car. However, when I turn left, there is no problem at all.
I sent it in the Mazda delear last week. I called today, they still do not fix it. I was told that the suspension is OK. They will try sth else tomorrow. The dealer said they never had the same problem before. Anyone here has the same experience?
#2097 of 2858 Re: 2006 Mazda 6s paint job [scottnj]
Apr 20, 2006 (10:58 am)
The dealer should do something to help you out if they caused the damage. The trouble will be getting them to admit it! It would take you a long time to go over the entire car with a clay bar, but it might work. If the overspray is too fine for the clay bar to remove, you may have to use something more aggressive like a polishing compound. If you do this yourself be careful, you could cause more damage to the finish.
Last summer I drifted over a newly painted white line on the main road outside my neighborhood while going 45mph, and the damage ranged from a thick layer of the stuff covering a large area behind each of my passenger side wheel wells, to small flecks spattered on that entire side of the car and the whole liftgate. The road crew responsible never put cones or signs out and I could not see them painting just a few hundred yards ahead of me around a bend. I was furious!!! Fortunately I had time to pull into a bay at a local car wash and spray most of the thick stuff off before it dried, but the small spatters and flecks were much more difficult to remove. I used a clay bar which did the trick, but it took me 3 hours to remove all traces of the paint. I called to complain, but it probably would have taken me 3 months to get the highway department to pay for a detailer to do the job!
#2098 of 2858 Re: Mazda 6 Clutch Problems [isseyvoo]
Apr 21, 2006 (8:05 am)
Is this TSB for clutch chatter just for the 6 cyl. or for the 4 cyl. as well? Do they use the same mechanism? I just bought a 4 cyl. 5 sp. (it has less than 500 miles on it) and have on several occasions noticed a chatter when engaging 2nd gear. I dismissed it as a fluke, but from what I'm reading, it sounds like it's perhaps more than that. Should I bring it to dealer's attention?
I'm not sure, but I suspect the 4 and 6 cylinder engines use different clutches due to the additional torque and horsepower of the V6 (I know on older model Saab 900s the turbo models have a beefier clutch than the non-turbo engines for this very reason). Maybe someone else here knows if the TSB applies to clutches on both the 4 and 6 cylinder engines, or just the V6. A more detailed search here on Edmunds or on the Internet should give you some answers. Good luck!
#2099 of 2858 Re: Mazda 6 Clutch Problems [lefthandman]
Apr 21, 2006 (8:28 am)
Just googled it -- the tech service bulletin is reprinted at http://www.finishlineperformance.com/mazda6/docs/0001.pdf and I guess the problem is common to both the 4 and the 6 cyl., but the replacement part is different. I read somewhere else though that perhaps one should live with it, as it is a common issue with "strong" clutches, and that fixing the shudder may in effect weaken the clutch. Does this sound right???
#2100 of 2858 Re: Transmission Question?? [baysyd1]
Apr 22, 2006 (5:21 am)
We're hopeful we have the problem taken care of. Dealer was able to briefly replicate the problem and replaced the "transmission control module". Dealer was working with a Mazda engineer as well. My daughter says it hasn't happened since; we think this may have done it. We waited a month to post a response to make sure it is working. She loves the car. If it is still happening to your transmission, tell them to try replacing this part. Good luck, it is very difficult to get it to replicate.
#2101 of 2858 found a site with tons of mazda 6 technical info
Apr 22, 2006 (5:40 pm)
i found this site extremely helpful in learning about TSB's, recalls, and general issues about our car.
there's also a lot of info on how to do stuff yourself...but be warned, reading all this stuff may lead to your being a bit paranoid and thinking every little thing may make you think you have something wrong with your car.
#2102 of 2858 Anti-freeze smell around engine compartment
Apr 23, 2006 (12:44 pm)
I have an '04 Mazda 6S.............when standing anywhere near/around the engine compartment I can always smell antifreeze. However, there is no evidence of leakage under the car, the level of antifreeze doesn't drop, and the car does not overheat.
I've had it in to 2 Mazda dealers on 4-5 different occasions and they have yet to identify and resolve the problem.
#2103 of 2858 Re: Anti-freeze smell around engine compartment [kaos14]
Apr 23, 2006 (8:49 pm)
don't know if this fully addresses what you're dealing with, but if you're getting coolant smell in the cabin, here's a fix. i would imagine if you're smelling it around the engine bay, this may be a way to redirect the coolant venting.
#2104 of 2858 Re: Anti-freeze smell around engine compartment [zzzoom6]
Apr 24, 2006 (4:42 pm)
zzzoom6.........thx for the fix, I'll give it a try and see what happens!!
#2105 of 2858 squeaks and rattles
May 10, 2006 (7:14 pm)
I am sick of this! The rattles on my 2004 6 from somewhere around the moon roof and back door panels are driving me nuts! Any comments on this would be appreciated Thanks!