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Mazda RX-8, Coupe
#756 of 1414 Re: Looking at a used '04 RX8 [beachglassgirl]
Apr 08, 2005 (6:53 pm)
I located the following information at www.alldata.com. When I was shopping for new RX-8's, several cars had service stickers affixed to the hood of the car(s) in the engine compartment to indicate which recalls had been preformed. Used RX-8's might have the same stickers affixed to their hoods as well.
Bulletins for 2004 Mazda RX8 2RTR-1.3L
TSB # Issue Date TSB Title
0700204 MAY 04 A/C - Lack of Cooling or Temperature Fluctuation
0101104 APR 04 Engine - Cranks/No Start
0901104 APR 04 Windows - Rear Quarter Window Glass Lock Loose
0900704 MAR 04 Antitheft System - Dome Lamp Flashes/Clicking Noises
0900404 MAR 04 Interior - Tire House Trim Lifting
0100104 FEB 04 Engine - Engine Cover Grommets Loose/Fall Off
0200104 FEB 04 Suspension - Shock Absorber/Strut Replacement
#757 of 1414 Re: More questions [dmats]
Apr 09, 2005 (7:26 am)
I've had the same problem, but think it is related to the transmission. It happened the first time when I was fully accelerating to get onto the highway. It happened around 2nd gear. Took it to the shop, they reset the computer. They car doesn't properly shift from 2 -3 -4 (auto tran) but only when fully accelerating. Had a MAZDA rep drive the car. He told me it was normal - the car has a "sport mode." He said if I didn't fully accelerate, then there wouldn't be the concern I've expressed (honestly, that is what he said to me)! So basically, as I said to him, I have a high performance sports car that I can't fully accelerate. I'm getting ready to file a lemon law claim. Car has been in the shop 3 times, and with no progress in solving the problem. It's 2005 with 5000 miles.
#758 of 1414 Re: jwt8 [jwt8]
Apr 12, 2005 (9:17 pm)
Hi - I've had my '04 8 for three months now - just noticed the air conditioner problem (air BARELY cool and, strangely, cooler on passenger side than driver's) last weekend when the weather hear in OH finally warmed up. What's the deal with fixing it and is it ever REALLY going to get fixed - also, has anyone tried pulling out the dipstick just until it un-seals from the sleeve in order to release the condensation that is making the oil/yogurt? Since this is where the condensation is occuring does it make sense to try to fix the problem there, too?
Apr 12, 2005 (11:26 pm)
I was thinking the AC in my new 8 was weak as well, but I finally discovered the problem, the mode setting. In my previous cars, having the mode set to come out at face and feet didn't make much difference to the AC volume or coldness, but it definitely does in the 8! Once I set it to come out of the top vents only I noticed a huge improvement in the air coldness and volume.
#760 of 1414 Re: Mazda RX-8 Owners: Problems & Solutions [awyrwas]
Apr 13, 2005 (5:21 am)
strongly agree. I've a 04 RX8 and had the same problem during the past winter. I even had an accident because of this when it snowed all of sudden in the middle of March. Can anyone offer some help?
#761 of 1414 Re: AC [kestrel02]
Apr 13, 2005 (5:43 am)
I tried the different mode settings (actually tried all of them) and a combination of different modes with both re circulated and fresh air. It was actually blowing warm air for a while - this could be a problem with the refrigerant. It is due for an oil change this week, so I will be asking the dealer about a few things (oil/yogurt, clutch noise when in idle, the stupidity of designing a rear defroster that is also an antenna so that the radio reception suffers when the window is icy...) I'll let everybody know what happens - either way.
#762 of 1414 Noise & Rattles
Apr 13, 2005 (8:01 pm)
I have just hit 18000 miles and I am starting to hear more noise or rattle sounds from the passenger door or window area. Has anyone else had this occur? It seems to stop if I push on the door panel but that is only temporary. I also get a rattling sound from the rear view mirror. But that stops when I hold it for a second or two. Any suggestions on how to fix or what exactly is making the noise? thanks
#763 of 1414 Re: Catalytic converter [jgor]
Apr 14, 2005 (7:28 am)
the shutting car off before it is not warmed up is very true. if the car does not warm up fully then trying to start it again could cause a flooded engine i work on these cars and i have seen alot come in for flooding issues. you may want to ask your service personel to reflash your pcm for the concern of hard start lack of power i have also seen some converters fail because of flooding issues it is important to warm the car up fully even if you only drive it a short distance
#764 of 1414 Re: Gear noise and ABS [slayer]
Apr 14, 2005 (7:30 am)
the whirring sound you hear in nuetral is normal and will be there that is just how the gears inside mesh together nothing you can do to fix
#765 of 1414 Urgent Help Needed
Apr 15, 2005 (12:31 am)
I got a big problem with my RX8.
When i try to get my car started last sunday during a heavy rain,
the car starts but all the dash board light up and there was no
power steering and the gear can't change when moving.
The workshop guyz still can't figure out what wrong with the car!!
Any advice would be greatly appricated.
pls e-mail me