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Kevin, Auto Mechanic
Category: Mazda
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Experience:  Diagnostic technician
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It kind of breaks and looses power when fuel indicator is

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it kind of breaks and looses power when fuel indicator is below 1/4
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: it makes a little unusual noise when i start the engine
JA: What is the model/year of your Mazda?
Customer: demio 1.3 1999
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i havent tried anything as of yet that started hapening last night on the motorway
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no i think that is it
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 month ago.

Hi im kevin the fact this only occurs when fuel is low would indicate some form of contaminent in the fuel tank thats floating on fuel .this wouldnt be a problem untill fuel is low enough to pull it through .the best course of action would be to have tank drained to remove all contaminated fuel