2006 Mazda 6 CV Axle shaft replacement

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Jan 172020

2006 Mazda 6

Performing the following procedures without first removing the ABS wheel-speed sensor may possibly cause an open circuit in the wiring harness if pulled by mistake. Before performing the following procedures, disconnect the ABS wheel speed sensor connector (axle side) and fix the wiring harness to an appropriate place where it will not be pulled by mistake while servicing vehicle.

Purchase CV Axle shaft – 2006 Mazda 6, 3.0L

CV Axle Shaft Replacement

  1. Raise and support vehicle and support it with safety stands in proper locations.
  2. Remove wheel nuts and front wheels.
  3. On models equipped with manual transaxle, drain transaxle oil in suitable container.
  4. On all models, remove wheel hub locknut. Install spare nut onto driveshaft so that nut is flush with end of driveshaft.
  5. Tap nut with copper hammer to loosen driveshaft from front wheel hub.
  6. Separate driveshaft from wheel hub. The sharp edges of the joint shaft can slice or puncture oil seal. Use care when removing joint shaft from transaxle.
  7. Remove nut from tie-rod end.
  8. Then Remove bolt, washer and nut from dampner fork.
  9. Remove nut from lower control arm ball joint.
  10. Disconnect ABS wheel speed sensor.
  11. Remove tie-rod and ball joint.
  12. Remove bolt, washer, and nut from lower ball joint arm.
  13. Then Remove stabilizer control link nut.
  14. Remove joint shaft bracket bolt.
  15. Remove joint shaft.
  16. Disconnect joint shaft bracket from cylinder block and remove joint shaft. The sharp edges of the joint shaft can slice or puncture oil seal. Use care when removing joint shaft from transaxle.
  17. Install a new driveshaft clip using suitable tool into driveshaft clip groove. Clip opening must be facing up and clip width must be 31.2 mm (11.23. inch).
  18. Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:

a. Torque lower control arm dampner nuts to 47 ft. lbs.

b. Torque tie-rod end ball joint nut to 33 ft. lbs.

c. Torque front lower ball joint nut to 38 ft. lbs.

d. Torque joint axle shaft bracket bolts to 39 ft. lbs.

e. Torque wheel lug nuts to 80 ft. lbs.

f. Torque stabilizer control link nut to 37 ft. lbs.

g. Torque wheel hub nut to 195 ft. lbs.

CV Shaft Replacement Video

Unable to put in gear Mazda 2009 6 speed v-6

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Jun 152019

2007 Mazda 6

So i start my car with clutch but it wont go into gwae.i ruen my car offand i And it goes i to gear

Difficult to make out what you are asking but I will do my best.

Unable to put in gear

The car is able to be put into gear when the engine is turned off, but not when the engine is running. This happens when the clutch pressure plate is un able to release pressure on the clutch. When this occurs in can be caused from warn clutch assembly parts and or the clutch slave/master cylinder.

4×4 light blinks 6 times every two minutes Mazda B4000

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Jan 312019

Mazda B4000

I just bought a mazda b4000 and the guy told me that I had to put in neutral to put on 4×4 and then put it in reverse when the light comes on but I’ve put it on drive to turn the 4×4 button (yeah I’m dumb?) now the light blinks 6 times and then stops for 2-3 minutes even if the button is on 2 high and I cannot hear the transfer case motor… I have need help… it’s tough in Canadian winters on 2wd

4×4 light blinks 6 times every two minutes

4×4 Blinking Lights Possible Cause
  • Wiring
  • 4×4 shift motor
  • 4×4 fuse – Be sure to check FUSE#13 in the battery junction box under the hood.
  • GEM – Generic Electronic Module

Perform On Board Diagnostics with scan tool to retrieve DTCs (Diagnostic Trouble Codes)

  • Connect Scan Tool
  • Select Diagnostic Data Link
  • Next Select GEM – Generic Electronic Module
  • Finally Select RETRIEVE DTCs


Flashing lights usually means its stuck between 2 wheel high and 4 wheel high.

You can pull the shift motor and turn the **** with pliers.  Otherwise cleaning it or replacing it are your options.

Servicing a transfer case shift motor

sometimes you can tap on the motor and it may go in 4 wheel drive

Source: TheRangerStation.com

Radio won’t work Mazda CX-7 2007

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Apr 022018

2007 Mazda CX-7

Radio won’t work

Check fuses first. Then trace wiring. If everything checks out, replace the radio. Use the wiring diagram provided below to assist in your troubleshooting. If the radio comes on but just no sound, your radio thinks its being stolen. You will need the radio code. If it is not in your owners manual call the dealer.

2007 Mazda CX-7 Radio wiring diagram


2003 Mazda 323 Engine crank’s good but won’t start.

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Jun 062017

2003 Mazda 323

Engine crank’s good but won’t start

Car stops while driving. Has a very good cranking but won’t start.
No “Fuel Prime” when turn key to “ON”.
Fuel pump running well when thought Fuel Relay manually.
Fuel tank is 3/4 full.

New Camshaft Position, Crankshaft Position and Throttle Position Sensors have been installed.
Engine oil and oil filter has been changed.

Upper Intake Manifold 2001 Mazda Tribute 3.0

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Mar 222017

Mazda TributeI am trying to change Ignition Coil #2 under Upper Intake Manifold. I have disconnected all hoses, all items and removed bolts. The manifold refuses to “break loose” in order to lift it up. It appears there’s oil, gook, and it is like “sealed” at the gap where it should break apart from the lower intake manifold. Help! What can i use to help loosen it? Thank you!



Intake Manifold Refuses to Break Loose

Make certain all bolts are removed. Next double check to make sure all bolts are removed. When you are done with that, move on to checking to make sure all the bolts are removed. Since you are sure all the bolts are removed you may slide a thin metal scraper in and wiggle a little to try an loosen it up. You can try being gentle with a big screwdriver but it shouldn’t take much pressure. The gaskets are just rubber o-rings that may need to be replaced.

Upper Intake Manifold Replacement

Upper Intake Manifold

To Remove:
  1. Loosen the air cleaner outlet tube clamps and remove the air cleaner outlet tube.
  2. Remove the three nuts retaining the engine appearance cover and remove the cover.
  3. Disconnect the throttle cable (#1), the speed control cable (#2, if equipped) and the throttle cable bracket bolts (#3).
  4. Disconnect the Throttle Position (TP) sensor and the Idle Air Control (IAC) electrical connectors
  5. Disconnect the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) valve vacuum hose and EGR tube nut.
  6. Disconnect the EGR vacuum regulator solenoid electrical connector and vacuum hose.
  7. Locate the three vacuum hoses on the back of the intake manifold. Identify and tag for reassembly. As shown, #1 is the chassis vacuum hose, #2 is the engine vacuum hose and #3 is the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) hose.
  8. Disconnect the larger Vapor Management Valve (VMV) hose.
  9. Locate and detach the two electrical connectors attached to the left side of the upper intake manifold.
  10. Disconnect the Power Steering Pressure (PSP) sensor electrical connector.
  11. Remove the bolt holding the transmission vent hose and bracket and move aside. Also remove the nut from the wire harness.
  12. Remove the eight bolts and remove the upper intake manifold. Discard the gaskets.
To Install:
  1. Installation is a reverse of the removal procedure. Clean all parts well. Installation is essentially a reverse of the removal process. Use care when handling light alloy parts.
  2. Install new gaskets in the upper intake manifold and carefully set into position. Tighten the bolts in sequence.

Carefully torque the upper intake manifold in this sequence. Do not over-tighten or the light alloy pieces could be damaged.
upper intake manifold

3.Make sure all vacuum lines are returned to their proper locations (follow the marks made at disassembly). Also check that all electrical connections are secure.


2007 Mazda 5 Air Conditioning Compressor

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Mar 042017

2007 Mazda 5I know home A/C system cold air when i turn it off, i can not turn back on right away, needs to wait 5 minutes before the compressor kicks in again, this feature is to protect the compressor. But what about car? my job requires me to drive less than a minutes and stop(engine off), and back driving after 2-3 minutes, and drive another minutes and stop, on and off for 50 times, would this kill the compressor faster in summer since car doesn’t have a thermostat to oversight compressor like home.


Air Conditioning Compressor Thermostat

This would not kill the compressor faster in the summer. The air conditioning compressor doesn’t need a thermostat to oversight. The Fan Speed is automatically increased to insure the compressor doesn’t get hot anytime it is turned on.

HID Headlamp 2011 Mazda Speed 3

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Jan 022017

2011 Mazda Speed 3HID headlamp does not work. went back on for a brief day or two.


In most cases replacing the bulb will correct this issue. In other cases correcting a connection error may need to be made.

HID Headlamp Replacement

Discharge Type


•Incorrect servicing of the discharge headlights could result in electrical shock. Before servicing the discharge headlights, always refer to the discharge headlight service warnings.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the front bumper.
  3. Remove the front combination light.
  4. Rotate the cover in the direction of the arrow shown in the figure to remove it.

2011 Mazda Speed 3 HID headlamp replacement

  1. Rotate the connector in the direction of the arrow shown in the figure to remove it.

Headlight repalcement 2011 Mazda Speed 3

  1. Press sections A to release the bulb retaining wire and remove the discharge headlight.

HID Headlamp Diagram

  1. Remove the discharge headlight.

HID Headlight Removal 2011 Mazda Speed 3


  • The bulb generates extremely high heat when it is illuminated. If the surface of the bulb is soiled, excessive heat will build up and the life of the bulb will be shortened. When replacing the bulb, hold the metal flange, not the glass.

DVD Navigation 2006 Mazda 3

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Nov 192016

dvd navigationMy 2006 Mazda 3 S Grand Touring has DVD navigation system. Was wondering if I could use navigation screen for video playback with a separate head unit.


I would think if you could figure out the wiring that it would work. Might turn out to be ore work than its worth but if it is what you want to do, go for it. There are many aftermarket options available along with factory OEM options. Check out Amazon for some awesome deals.