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Hello and thank you for the question. I have a couple of questions for you first. Does the check engine light come on when driving? How many miles are on the vehicle? Do you know if the vehicle has the 2.3 or 2.5 engine?
Engine light goes on for a while, then off for a while. Has been doing that for years. About 165,000 mi. on vehicle. A 2.3 or 2.5 engine? I don't know.
Awaiting answer in response to my answer to his questions.
Thank you for the response and sorry for the delay. I do really need to know what engine size you have if you can get it. If not let me know and I will let you know what can go wrong with both engines that can cause this.
I'll have to ask the local owner of Moodus Auto Center which it is. He won't be open until Monday, 7/1.
Moodus Auto Center isn't open until Monday, 7/1. Will ask. Customer/p>
Please let me know when you can as I would prefer to be more accurate. It sounds like a problem with the vehicles crank position sensor though. It is common for this sensor to fail intermittently and cause the vehicle to run like this.
Reporting back to the Mazda doctor: Moodus Auto Center says I have a 2.5 (6 cylinder) engine.
He also said perhaps it doesn't fit a code? Any other ideas? Best. Bob
Still awaiting a final reply. I was in touch with the local Moodus Auto Shop and passed on his comments.
Now that you know it's a 2.5 (6 cylinder) engine, I've not had a reply--so I feel it's incomplete.
Sorry for the delay. I was unavailable. Thank you for getting me that information. It sounds like a bad crank sensor or a problem with the throttle body. I would have the throttle body cleaned and the bore checked for any grooves. If there is a groove then the throttle plate can get stuck in it. If that is fine then the crank sensor is the most common.
Next I'll contact Car Talk after their vacation, which shouldn't cost me $$.