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#73 of 101 2006 Mazda3 Check Engine Light
May 13, 2011 (2:22 pm)
Just looking for some info, today at random the check engine light came one. Other than being a few KMs over the recommended oil change time I can't seem to find a single problem.
I'm pretty handy with cars and have given it a good once over. Everything sounds fine, drives fine and seems to be in sound order.
I was thinking maybe an O2 sensor replacement but other than actually changing it I am not sure how to rule it out along with MAFs and so on.
I'm guessing my best bet will be to bring it and have it scanned but I would like to try and rule out everything I can before resorting to that.
Any ideas would be much appreciated.
#74 of 101 Re: 2006 Mazda3 Check Engine Light [06mazda3]
May 14, 2011 (7:27 pm)
All you are doing is wasting your time. There is only one way to find out what the problem is, and that is to have the fault codes read- anything else is merely a SWAG. Go to Autozone and they will read the codes for free.
#75 of 101 Re: 2006 Mazda3 Check Engine Light [roadburner]
May 14, 2011 (9:06 pm)
As it turns out the car doesn't like being overdue for an oil change. Once that was done it went off but I will keep your suggestion in mind the next time the check engine light comes on.
#76 of 101 Re: 2006 Mazda3 Check Engine Light [06mazda3]
May 16, 2011 (4:17 am)
I'm thinking I'm going to have to start believing in the Easter Bunny well before I'm going to believe an overdue oil change caused a check engine light. Something just doesn't add up here.
#77 of 101 Re: 2006 Mazda3 Check Engine Light [shipo]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 16, 2011 (7:00 am)
Probably a classic case of mixing up correlation with causation; obviously, during the service, something got changed (tightened gas cap? reconnected vacuum line?). Hard to say.
#78 of 101 Re: 2006 Mazda3 Check Engine Light [Mr_Shiftright]
May 16, 2011 (7:33 am)
#82 of 101 Start-up issues
Feb 02, 2012 (10:43 pm)
Just wondering what would be the typical causes of your engine not turning over quickly. Mine takes about 5+ seconds while my neighbour who has the same model and year takes less than 2 seconds after the you turn the key.