This is what I did. Mazda Australia said that my car was out of warranty and that was it. Replaced the fuse and tried starting it without touching the gas. There are a few options for you at this point. I printed the procedures listed here and went out to give it a try.
That said there was a visible drip from the ground when I left from work yesterday. I should probably look in to this hough since I own one and all. Having read a few links on various sites it would appear that this i not as it should be, although the dealer told me this was standard for the rotary engine. Fantastic looking cars, but prone to problems due to people neglecting the rotary engine. I got there about 10:30, at about 11:50, I was informed that the problem was my catalytic converter. Now, I know about our seals and I'm praying that my baby isn't leaking into the engine. The failure mileage was 70,000.
Drove to the garage and left it for initial check and battery replacement. After filling I could not get it started again. Very hard to find replacement parts. B Removed the air control valve under the plenum. It is absolutely unconscionable that the gunther Mazda located at 1800 south state road 7 441 , fort lauderdale, florida 33317 would let me drive away from their dealership knowing that the fuel pump seal was faulty. This is due to a messy, imprecise, fluctuating combination of inevitable mechanical imperfection in mass-produced engine components, variations in fuel quality, environmental factors, , and the overall condition of the car. And as it's being wasted, it's polluting more -- double blow.
Off to buy a micra. And coupled with overheated cat emissions its a fire waiting to happen. Live in fear of being caught out in traffic and car stalls. You can determine if it is indeed the air pump causing the noise by disconnecting the electrical connector. On cold start do you hear a hair dryer type noise from under the hood? Check Engine Light comes on Another symptom that may be indicative of a bad air pump is an illuminated Check Engine Light. Unfortunately, they do not make it that size.
After about an hour, I hooked up a power pack to the battery and tried it three more times and on the third attempt, it sputtered to life with a huge ploom of smoke from the exhaust. When I picked the car up the guy said its having a hard time starting it wasnt before it broke down. I did an experiment where I parked on a slope after a run of 6miles , the temp read normal. They took the entire system apart and said there were no leaks to be found in the pump, any hosing or the radiator. Nice car but had enough 15miles to gallan round town. I have been told that removal of the air pump will result in the early demise of your catalytic converter.
The failure and current mileages were 51,000. It eventually caused startup problem in very hot weather. After several attempts similar to above, the battery was beginning to be affected. I drive a 2005 Rx8 and I have a coolant leak to the level of having to add coolant to the car before I drive it every day. May not pass visual smog inspection, but what single turbo does.
I followd the startup proceedure but nothing. There are also other things that he did which I did, i. This would be explained if it was leaking from the tank through the overflow hose and hitting the radiator fan which was in turn throwing it all over. The manufacturer was contacted and they stated that the vehicle was not under recall and that they would contact the dealer. I signed paperwork, but didn't receive a copy. Thoughts are that it is not the plugs or coils it may be compression and that the engine needs more spin. So, the law says you need a secondary air injection system.
It really worked for me. This has been an ongoing problem for roughly one year. Also to verify that the thermostat could even help I was told it could cause it to come out the overflow tube on the top of the coolant tank. It only pumps into the exhaust stream, or vents to the atmosphere, or is clutched out. Any way warranty wanted the engine stripped at £550 cost to me , but if wear was the cause no go!!! The fuel gauge says tank is nearly full.