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2001 Mazda Melinia 2.5 starts and idles OK push on gas a

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2001 Mazda Melinia 2.5 starts and idles OK push on gas a dit
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: it baugs outthen runs OK on high RPM but put in gear under aload and it will barely run
JA: Are you fixing your Mazda2 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: this all started with a broke timing belt I replaced put back together was running and preforming great was driving and got hit with wall of water from broken water main had tivethrough
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: high water drove home about 7 miles was fine shut it off for a few minutes when iwent to start it agin that is when the problem started whether at that time was sub zero
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  peterpete190 replied 7 months ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

Have you checked the engine air filter for any water in it?

Let me know so we can continue,thanks Pete.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Filter is clean and dry
Expert:  peterpete190 replied 7 months ago.

Have you had the fault codes checked at all?