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Mazda 6 Atenza. Brakes have been soft for quite awhile. ABS warning popping on and off. Now the rotors are damaged and the engine just blew up causing the injectors and bake system to be burnt out. Would the soft brakes make sense now if the engine was failing as the brake system is connected int the diesel model?

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you tried "bleeding the brakes" to get any air out of the line?

The car was in for 3 days as they couldn't get the brakes tight. They have been soft ever since. Is this connected to the engine being faulty as the diesel brake system is connected more to what the engine is doing

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Mazda2?

2013

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Mazda2 yourself? What have you tried so far?

No its been serviced regularly

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No Just that the brakes have remained soft, ABS has been flashing on and off and yet serviced regularly. Then the rotors were damaged and now the engine has blown up. My main question is would the soft brakes have made sense if the engine was playing up as the brake system in the diesel is more connected?

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AU Auto Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 7 months ago
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HI,

I am sorry that you have not been helped yet. I just came online and saw your question

If the abs light was not flashing on and off, I would say a good possibility. But since the ABS system is not connected in any way to the engine, I dont believe the two are related. The soft brakes are likely due to a fault in the abs hydraulic unit, either internal bypass or dump valve issue

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