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Forum: Mazda CX-9
05-05-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,905
Posted By Sparky202

One kids bike? The entire Tour De France slammed...

One kids bike? The entire Tour De France slammed into it. Some of it looks like hand prints. Haunted by the spirit of a deceased assembly line worker? We used to have a touch up crew that would...
Forum: Mazda CX-9
05-04-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,905
Posted By Sparky202

Playing devils advocate, that seems like...

Playing devils advocate, that seems like something you would have seen at time of delivery. It's not a small faint mark. Mazda is going to say the same thing. When did it show up is the unanswered...
Forum: Mazda Protege
05-04-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By Sparky202

Water is a by-product of a properly functioning...

Water is a by-product of a properly functioning Catalytic Convertor. Most mufflers have a "weep hole" in them to allow the water to escape, otherwise it would sit in the bottom of the muffler and...
Forum: Mazda3
05-04-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,416
Posted By Sparky202

The dealer is your only outlet right now. Not a...

The dealer is your only outlet right now. Not a common thing at all and without data, there is no usable help you can expect to receive on a forum. I am very interested in what the final outcome is...
Forum: Mazda CX-9
05-04-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 18,056
Posted By Sparky202

I misquoted about designed for, I just get wound...

I misquoted about designed for, I just get wound up when service dept personal pull that garbage. Turbo's need their cool down before turning the engine off. The people who maximize horse power out...
05-01-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By Sparky202

Run thru the basics first. Rack mounting bolts...

Run thru the basics first. Rack mounting bolts and the steering shaft to the rack. If the pop wasn't there before you worked on it........
05-01-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By Sparky202

Do a compression test and see what you come up...

Do a compression test and see what you come up with
Forum: Mazda CX-9
05-01-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 18,056
Posted By Sparky202

Absolutely makes my skin crawl when I hear these...

Absolutely makes my skin crawl when I hear these stories. A 2017 CX-9 was SPECIFICALLY designed to run a full synthetic oil. If you are doing so, the maintenance minder can be set on a variable oil...
Forum: Mazda Tribute
04-26-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By Sparky202

I'd try a replacement pump also at this point.

I'd try a replacement pump also at this point.
Forum: Mazda6
04-24-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By Sparky202

Trans diagnosis is kind of difficult thru the...

Trans diagnosis is kind of difficult thru the www. Transmission fluid breaks down like any other fluid and needs to be changed on a regular interval. I'll take a wild guess that every now and then...
Forum: Mazda Tribute
04-24-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,264
Posted By Sparky202

Your in the right spot. The Idle Air Control...

Your in the right spot. The Idle Air Control valve is prone to a sludge/carbon build up that will make it operate on the sluggish side. You can remove it and clean it with carb spray or just replace...
Forum: Mazda3
04-24-2017, 01:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 719
Posted By Sparky202

Sounds like an awesome place to start. There...

Sounds like an awesome place to start. There might be some other things in need of attention but the shocks and struts have considerable weight when talking stability and handling. If you wish to...
Forum: Mazda CX-9
04-24-2017, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,950
Posted By Sparky202

Antilock brakes and the switch from 2WD to AWD...

Antilock brakes and the switch from 2WD to AWD run off wheel speed sensors. If you have a wheel bearing starting to fail, yes, it could turn on the FWD light. Get it checked
Forum: Mazda5
04-24-2017, 01:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 98,427
Posted By Sparky202

Though of something that I know is happening in...

Though of something that I know is happening in this region with frequency, so I would be shocked if it wasn't happening anywhere else. Drivers are leaving their headlight switched to ON all the time...
Forum: Mazda MPV
04-24-2017, 12:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,313
Posted By Sparky202

Not surprised. Usually they run and offer to pay...

Not surprised. Usually they run and offer to pay for the tow.
Forum: Mazda RX-8
04-24-2017, 12:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,065
Posted By Sparky202

Unfortunately, There is not a grey area on a...

Unfortunately, There is not a grey area on a rotary engine. Compression readings they gave you would mean end of life for that one. Standard is 8.5kgf/cm2. Min. acceptable reading is 6.9kgf/cm2. ...
Forum: Mazda3
04-24-2017, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By Sparky202

If the bulb is out, pick one up from the...

If the bulb is out, pick one up from the dealership. The bulb wattage is specific to the circuit. The air bag control module reads resistance across that circuit, amongst the other readings it takes...
Forum: General Tech
04-24-2017, 12:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,642
Posted By Sparky202

Pull the battery and batter tray out. Should be...

Pull the battery and batter tray out. Should be able to locate it there. Why the repair?
04-23-2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 434
Posted By Sparky202

Not sure how that is worded in the manual,...

Not sure how that is worded in the manual, possible making reference to a device that was paired to the car, and now your pairing a new device and need to delete the old one? I have paired my phone...
Forum: Mazda Tribute
04-23-2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By Sparky202

Probably not, may still have air trapped in the...

Probably not, may still have air trapped in the pump. Turn the steering wheel from stop to stop a few times. You don't need to crank on it once it hits it's max turn, just as long as you turn the...
Forum: Mazda3
04-14-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 577
Posted By Sparky202

Yes. The engine cooling fan only runs for 2...

Yes. The engine cooling fan only runs for 2 reasons, and this is on any car. The obvious one is the engine is hot and needs to cool down. The other is the A/C. Part of your A/C system, the Condenser,...
Forum: Mazda MPV
04-14-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,313
Posted By Sparky202

He is correct. Once the immobilizer is married to...

He is correct. Once the immobilizer is married to the PCM, they mate for life and I don't believe there are any virgin immobilizers still available. I haven't used one personally as of yet, but if...
Forum: Mazda5
04-14-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,470
Posted By Sparky202

Solid motor/trans. Wheels/Rims are not forgiving...

Solid motor/trans. Wheels/Rims are not forgiving to potholes. Check rims for damage, usually occurs on the inside of the rim so it is not easily seen from the street side. #3 motor mount may need to...
04-14-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 565
Posted By Sparky202

Stepped down from the bays just a few months ago...

Stepped down from the bays just a few months ago so I can't double check myself. Real time done thru your phone/Bluetooth set up if I recall. Very possible I'm thinking of something totally different...
Forum: Mazda6
04-14-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,512
Posted By Sparky202

Ratchet and socket, always rotate clockwise

Ratchet and socket, always rotate clockwise
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