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Smel,l loss of power under load, wont shift, stalls,

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burnt smel,l loss of power under load, wont shift, stalls
JA: Is the check engine light on? Does the car stall at idle or when driving?
Customer: yes,right before idle, chugs when driving
JA: What is the model/year of your Mazda?
Customer: 04 rx8
JA: Are you fixing your RX-8 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: dont know if i will , changed plugs 4 months ago
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  internal88 replied 7 months ago.

Hello, I'm Brandon - Mazda tech.

It looks to me the engine is misfiring. Is the check engine ON at this time?

These coils are commonly gets overheated and failed.