Mazda Repair Questions? Ask Mechanics for Answers ASAP
Reg YT57XJE - MAZDA 6-2.0 TS 147 5DR HATCHBACK. MILEDGE 40000. The car was erratic when I bought it at 38000. Has been put on basic diagnostic equipment and fault finding .
it was fully serviced when I bought it in October last year. When I took it to the mazda gagage they replaced the lambder sensor and plugs cleaned the e.g.r valve. As far as I know a full service was done in October when I bought it, approx. 38000 miles.
The mechanic who I have my cars serviced by found me the mazda6 last October. He sorted it all out and serviced it ready for me to drive. After a short while I noticed it was not running smoothly so I tried to get in touch with him but he had become ill so I took the car to the mazda dealer in Cheltenham where they checked it over and fitted the lambda sensor and new plugs.when I had the car back it still was not performing right.I took it back but they could not get to thebottom of what was wrong. I then took it back to my usual mechanic who is trying to get it right.He thinks it may be weak on fuel but as no management lights have come on he is unsure.He has been told by another engineer he might try and put a resister on the fuel line to get a slightly richer output.While at mazda they did look into a few other things but obviously nothing has worked.Sorry for the short story but that is all I know. Pete
Hi Mike, Pete, Mazda 6 problems. My mechanic is going to have a look at the recommendations you thought might help. Can you tell me where the filter is situated and if there is more than one. Also what does the second sensor on the Cat do, and does it have anything to do with the problem. Thank you for your input so far. Pete
I have been asked by mechanic , can you get a replacement filter for inside the petrol tank. Pete.
Hi again Pete -
. - There is a filter in the tank Pete - but this is just the pick up filter on the end of the suction pipe - they dont generally ever get replaced or need doing.
The main fuel filter is an inline one... depending on exact version you have Pete - its either under the car..or, in the back left corner - hidden under stuff..up by the bulkhead.. ( back left as sat in drivers seat )
Tell the mech to simply follow the fuel line from the tank -easy way to find it. Its a silver cylinder so he cant miss it.
The post cat sensor monitors output from the cat telling the condition of the output gases etc - it doesn't tell you if the cat is blocked or not. If there is a fault with the sensor or its circuit a fault code will usually be set for that.
I hope that helps you further - All the best Pete - MIKE.
Hi Mike, Pete, Mazda6 problems. Have checked cat. seems okay. Have checked fuel filter and pump. There is only one filter inside the tank. At the moment the fuel pressure is being looked at. If there is anything else at all you can think of it will be very much appreciated. Thanks again for your help. Pete.