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#2270 of 2861 Re: Excessive tire wear [grey6]
Jan 21, 2007 (10:46 am)
I had a similiar problem with my Mazda6 Diesel Sport 2006.
It kept pulling to the nearside on a flat road, the dealer ship told me everything was OK. I would not accept this being an ex Police vehicle examiner. I took my car for a full computer geomtry examination.The settings were at the extreme but within Mazda's tolerances.I requested my car be set up as close as posible to the centre of the tolerance.
Afterwards my car drove completely different, I have not had a problem since. Regarding the bill of £80 I sent this Mazda direct and they paid it.One other point get rid of those Bridgestone tyres, they wear out quickly and give out extreme tyre noise, try Michelin or Goodyear.
#2271 of 2861 Re: Milk... [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 22, 2007 (11:55 am)
WOW. I had no idea so many others had this exact same spill.
Thanks, everybody. In case it wasn't clear from my earlier posts, the guy I took it to is indeed a carpet guy, who removed the entire carpet, and all the padding. He said the milk had congealed *underneath* the padding as well, and that he'd poured warm water into the flooring to break it up, sucking everything out with a shop-vac.
The slight smell that lingered would, he thought, go away as the car aired out. I bought a Yankee Candle vanilla air freshener, and some Febreeze auto spray, which I sprayed on the seats.
Then I waited.
I've since had four people ride in the car with me. All of them have noted the air-freshener smell. None of them has indicated that there's any objectionable odor in the car.
I'm breathing a huge sigh of relief. I've been running the heat in the car, and the smell hasn't re-materialized. It's gotten cold again, and I suppose the summer heat could bring the smell back, but frankly, I doubt it.
One last thing: I now transport our two weekly gallons of raw milk in a box, so the jars no longer tip.
#2272 of 2861 Re: Screeching start up [lx100]
Jan 22, 2007 (4:23 pm)
hey i have a mazda6s 2003 and i have the exact same problem. does anyone know what i need to do to get that to stop. i have a stick shift.
#2273 of 2861 Does anyone else have this problem?
Jan 29, 2007 (6:39 pm)
I have a 2003 Mazda 6i with automatic. As I drive down the road, i can put my right hand down on the transmission tunnel directly at the behind the base of the center console and feel and hear a 'percolating' tap, like a cable is loose and flopping around the trans tunnel. I notice this most at highway speeds. I have started noticing it for a few years now, but is not really in your face noticeable unless you are looking for it. If you have the radio on, you don't hear it much and you forget it. It is kind of quiet, and I thought it was just part of the road noise. The further back you place your hand from the base of the console the less percolation feeling. Is this a problem? All the Mazda full circle inspections i've had since the car was new have not pointed anything wrong with the transmission, except of course once they reprogrammed something that was on the recall list. Performance wise, the car is running well.
#2274 of 2861 scraping and screeching noise
Feb 01, 2007 (7:47 pm)
My car starts making scaping noise after driving a while. This is especially annoying when stopping for light . But if you shift gear to parking, the noise disappears.
Anyone has similar experiences?
#2275 of 2861 Check Engine light on 2003 Mazda 6
Mar 14, 2007 (12:32 pm)
Our 2003 Mazda 6 check engine light came on a couple of weeks ago and has stayed on with no obvious running problem. The car has about 70k and is out of warranty. I need to get it fixed prior to the end of the month so i can then get the car inspected.
Typically after warranty we have taken our cars to an independent repair shop that we trust, mostly as a matter of of convenience, since we work near the shop and the Mazda dealer is about 20 miles away. My question is this the type of issue better handled by the dealer or should an independent shop be able to handle it?
One related comment a couple of years ago under warranty the check engine light came on and the dealer re flashed the program in the module (I think it was a recall) so I assume that is not the problem.
#2276 of 2861 Re: Check Engine light on 2003 Mazda 6 [markk1]
Mar 14, 2007 (6:49 pm)
Advance Auto Parts will loan you a scanner that you can use to diagnose the code that is causing the check engine light. (Other stores may do it too--I only know about Advance from personal experience.) I had to leave my driver's license with them for the 10 minutes it took for me to walk out to the parking lot, plug in the scanner, and get the code. That will let you know if the problem is something minor, like an O2 sensor, or something more major.
Another idea is to call the shop and find out. Given the amount of electronics in today's cars, I expect they'll be able to handle it.
#2277 of 2861 Re: Screeching start up [jtorres19830]
Mar 15, 2007 (3:33 pm)
The starter motors on the manual versions get an accumulation of clutch dust and the starter gear does not retract immediately. after starting. Your Mazda dealer will replace your starter under warranty.
#2278 of 2861 Re: Check Engine light on 2003 Mazda 6 [evaddave]
Mar 26, 2007 (12:19 pm)
Update on this problem. I took the car to my mechanic who reported back that the problem was a loose gas cap at some point. I mentioned to them that the light was on for about three weeks through at least 2 gas refills. My mechanic told me that on some cars the light resets and on some it does not (evidently the Mazda 6 being one it does not). At any rate they reset the check engine light and I have not seen the problem again.
For the next time my wife leaves the gas cap loose is there anyway for me to reset the light?
#2279 of 2861 Re: Check Engine light on 2003 Mazda 6 [markk1]
Mar 26, 2007 (7:51 pm)
My mechanic told me that on some cars the light resets and on some it does not (evidently the Mazda 6 being one it does not).
My own experience is different. I accidentally left my gas cap loose and got the check engine light. I tightened it, and several trips later the light went off. But then it came on again once the tank got low. I filled up, and the light went out, only to come on again when the tank got low. Another fill-up turned the light off again, but then it came back on while the tank was still full. When I took it to the dealer, they told me that I needed to have an Actuator Valve replaced (under warranty). The light hasn't come back on since then.
I have a Speed 6, so things might be different, but I can't imagine that your light wouldn't automatically reset itself. Eventually.