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#2474 of 2861 2006 V6 6-Speed ATX Shifting Issues
Jul 12, 2008 (8:58 am)
I have a 2006 Mazda6 3.0 V6 with the 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission that is having major shifting issues at high speeds. When the car is traveling at more than 45 miles an hour in 4th to 6th gear and I want to accelerate, the transmission violently downshifts to 2nd or 3rd and bucks the car around until the transmission shifts into neutral (safe mode.) The dealer has called Mazda HQ and has been told to do a line pressure test on the transmission. A software update was done a few weeks ago which improved low-speed shifting but made the high-speed shifting issue a constant occurrence. The high-speed shifting problem seems to happen more often when the car is accelerating uphill.
Has anyone experienced a similar problem? Hopefully they can fix it, everything else about the car has been great.
#2475 of 2861 Broken "Shift Control Cable" on Mazda6s 3.0l Automatic
Jul 15, 2008 (2:45 pm)
Anybody know of a repair solution for the plastic piece/connector that's on the tranny end of the "shift control cable" (it goes from the shift lever to the transmission). I read somewhere recently that it's not uncommon for these to break..
Just wondered if anyone has successfully repaired one of these, and how ya did it. . Salvage yards usually don't mess with these, but Mazzzzzzzzz wants $86 for the whole cable assembly.
"Quality cable/rod, but CHEAP PLASTIC CONNECTOR!! Thanks alot, Mazda engineers..........
#2476 of 2861 2003 mazda-6 wont start and dash lights fliker gages go crazy ?? help
Jul 30, 2008 (10:28 pm)
hi i have a 2003 mazda -6 4cyl . i wont start whin you put the key in and try turn it on it wont start. and the dashlights fliker and the gages go crazy going up and down.
1: i got a new batter
2: changed the batter wire end's
nether of thes thing worked can any one plzz help me with this .???
i dont know how to work this website very well so my
email adress is bartondustin99yahoo.com and my myspace link is
well hope someone can help me
#2477 of 2861 Re: 2003 mazda-6 wont start and dash lights fliker gages go crazy ?? help [bartondustin99]
Jul 31, 2008 (5:18 am)
I also have an '03. Bought it new, and still love the car in spite of its little issues.
Several others on this board with '03s have had this problem, and it is usually related to the mechanism that prevents the car from starting when the clutch is not engaged (automatic transmission - not in park).
I have a clutch - so whenever the car does not start, I just turn off the key, take my foot off of the clutch, and push it in again (sometimes I have to do this a couple of times), and the car will start.
Those with an automatic - they merely turned off the key, moved it from park to drive and back to park again, and then the car would start.
Sadly, I spent a ton of money trying to figure out what the issue was at the Mazda dealership - including the new battery and diagnostics - only to find out that I did not need that stuff.
I will send this to your e-mail as well in case you are not able to get back on the board.
#2479 of 2861 04 6 not starting properly
Aug 21, 2008 (10:28 am)
Recently I have been having issues with my '04 Mazda6 not starting......I put the key in and the car turns over, but then completely cuts out. The lights and radio still work fine, but the car won't start....so I try again and again, and finally get it to start. I am going to go get my battery checked to see if maybe that is the issue. Has anyone else experienced this? It does not make the clicking noises like some of the other posts and the needles do not go haywire either.....
#2480 of 2861 Re: 04 6 not starting properly [jacato13]
Aug 21, 2008 (11:10 am)
It does not make the clicking noises like some of the other posts and the needles do not go haywire either.....
That's because it's probably not the battery. The fact that it turns over indicates you have juice. Does the engine actually start and die or does the starter just abruptly stop turning without the engine ever starting?
Aug 26, 2008 (11:59 am)
I bought a 2006 Mazda 6 last year in October sometime and it's starting to have problems.
First my key fobs only briefly worked...then they just went kaput. I've tried manually reprogramming them with no success so far.
Then about a month or so ago my check engine light came on. Went and had it checked at AutoZone and it was a gas cap issue. Tightened it and all was well. Except when I went to fill up. Every time I fill up I have to rev the engine as I'm cranking or else it won't start...and even then it idles really rough until I'm able to get on the road and back up to speed. After that all is well until I have to fill up again.
Then yesterday my check engine light came on again. I take it back to AutoZone after checking the gas cap and I get the same code again...I buy a replacement cap to see if that helps and I'll know in a few days.
However my issues were EXACTLY what another poster described back in October:
I mean...to a T...exactly what he said. Is this a common issue and what's the deal?
#2482 of 2861 Re: [kilowattson]
Aug 26, 2008 (12:08 pm)
is it the V6 or the 4 cylinder?
#2483 of 2861 Re: 04 6 not starting properly [m6user]
Aug 26, 2008 (1:03 pm)
I had the battery and the starter checked and the mechanic said both seem to be fine.........it acts exactly as though the car is going to start---makes the initial start-up noises, etc, but then completely cuts out. I have spoken to a few mechanics and no one can give me an answer until it either happens there or if the car breaks down completely If anyone has any info that might help, please let me know!