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#77 of 126 Where to find workshop manual
Jun 27, 2009 (9:44 am)
I purchased a 2008 CX9. I like to tinker with the repairs myself. I wanted to purchase the workshop manual.
But I had been trying to buy the workshop manual for 6 months now. It is driving me crazy.
I called three local dealerships. Six months ago, they said to came over to their parts department. When I went, they said they don't have it and will try to get it for me. They never did.
Now, they say I can get it from mazdausa.com. But I can't find it in mazdausa.com.
From the following link:
"How do get an owner's manual, wiring diagram and/or workshop manual?
Please contact your nearest authorized Mazda dealership and speak with the Parts Department. They will be more than willing to assist you."
This is the manual mechanics in Mazda dealership use. Clearly it exists and is for sale. But somehow, I am not able to find it.
Anybody know how to get it?
ps. If anybody know of repair manuals made by third party companies, let me know also.
#78 of 126 Re: Where to find workshop manual [lockloop]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 27, 2009 (11:14 am)
Well, there's the Online Repair Manuals guide, but it's hit and miss on makes and models.
It's odd the parts departments are clueless (maybe it's intentional?) - there's even a part number for the factory service manual in the owner's manual: 9999-95-003B-08.
Mazda Tech Info is another resource but it's not cheap for more than occasional use.
Try Rosenthal Arlington Mazda. It looks like they have one for $135, and they say they can order them if they don't have the one you need in stock.
#79 of 126 Re: Where to find workshop manual [lockloop]
Jun 27, 2009 (8:38 pm)
You best bet is the eBay for price concern also.
I got mine there. However, it comes and goes.
I heard that waynemazda.com sell them online. Try them.
I have WorkShop manual. If you are a DIY guy, you should get the Wiring Manual as well.
#81 of 126 Re: Where to find workshop manual [lockloop]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 28, 2009 (7:52 am)
Hmm, I searched Rosenthal by SKU and thought I hit it. Sorry. The CX-7 has different SKUs for '07 and '08, but who knows if any major changes were done to the manual for it for '08, or for the CX-9 for '08.
This is practically turning into a Right To Repair issue.
My online resource through my public library (Auto Repair Reference Center) just has TSB and Recall blurbs.
#82 of 126 WorkShop/Wiring manuals
Jun 28, 2009 (10:44 pm)
I heard that they can order them for you.
No dealer is gonna stock those manuals for sales.
Few people buy them.
I bought mine (new WorkShop manual) from eBay (forgot how much).
They come and go.
If you don't want to order by paying high prices, wait for eBay patiently.
#83 of 126 Re: repairs and maintenance [carteach]
Aug 10, 2009 (11:36 pm)
Not trouble free at all. For the first 11 months not one issue. Now I seem to be part of the electrical problem mystery group...
#84 of 126 Manually invoke AWD in CX9
Sep 19, 2009 (10:56 pm)
Does anyone know how to manually turn on AWD in a CX9 (with AWD of course!). I have an issue with the CX9 rolling backwards on a steep uphill gradient when I take my foot off the brake (in San Francisco), and was thinking that this may solve the problem.
#85 of 126 Re: Manually invoke AWD in CX9 [rpoddar]
Sep 20, 2009 (8:11 pm)
I know SF.
You need better tires, not AWD.
The OE tires are lousy.
#86 of 126 Re: Manually invoke AWD in CX9 [rpoddar]
Sep 20, 2009 (9:33 pm)
I don't think the problem is either AWD or your tires, it's compression. In automatic mode, the compression on the engine is pretty soft - and you can roll backwards quite a ways. I complained about this to my dealer's service people, and they couldn't offer any alternative other than to switch into the 'manual' mode, where the compression on the engine is quite a bit better.