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Steering/Suspension/Brakes / Re: Hand brake
« Last Post by djh78 on December 09, 2017, 10:18:53 am »
Not sure if you have looked into this yet but the same was happening on my 2013. It turns out my rear Calipers were banjaxed and had to be replaced after lengthy expensive attempts to refurbish then. Just dropped €1450 euro to get all four corners replaced with new pads and Discs. When I was in the uk Mazda were quitting over a £1000 just for the rears. Go to a reputable independent and when you have it sorted keep the Calipers as clean as possible. It’s a flaw in Mazda’s. Calipers are not available anywhere but from Mazda which is a f**king joke.
Troubleshooting / Re: Hesitation on 2010 2.2D
« Last Post by apav on December 07, 2017, 09:57:21 am »
Well done! There were some older posts about that SCV but all of them were about the first generation cars. Check your mpg for any improvements. What is the current mileage? Does the SCV need checking sporadically for any faults?
Vehicle Entertainment / Navigation Systems / Gracenote update compatibility
« Last Post by Certacito on December 07, 2017, 09:36:19 am »
Hi all,

Does anybody know if the latest version of Gracenote from the mazda infotainment site is compatible with the NB1 in my 2014 SE-Nav Saloonor is it just for the new fangled MZD thingy?
Troubleshooting / Re: Hesitation on 2010 2.2D
« Last Post by pshuttle on December 06, 2017, 09:34:58 pm »
Soooooooo we have identified the problem and RESOLVED it completely. Turns out it was the Diesel Fuel Pressure Regulator/SCV (Suction Control Valve). I was charged just under £200 for diagnostics troubleshooting, the part and fitting which I was actually delighted to pay seeing as I was worrying nobody would be able to find the source of the problem without me spending a small fortune on a relatively old and high mileage car.

Because there were no error codes the mechanic spoke to a diesel electronics specialist who diagnosed the problem.

After it was fitted today, I took the vehicle out and for the first time in over a year the drive was as smooth as silk without even a hint of hesitation. There were no problems with kangarooing. Overall a fantastic success.

I would say that this is an easily replaceable part and is available online for around £80-100. Well worth a try!
Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: Problems selecting gears
« Last Post by PanPilot on December 04, 2017, 08:16:07 pm »
My '14 Mazda 6 D has the best gearchange of any car I've ever had. Provided it has the right oil!
I know this because when I had some major work done and the transmission was removed and refitted, the wrong oil was used in error. The result - crunch, crunch, takes three attempts to coax it in. I returned it to the dealer and moaned, they drained and replaced the oil with the correct stuff, and, hey presto, the gearchange is like flicking a switch again. Anecdotally, MX-5's are also very susceptible to this. I don't know the specific grades of oil, but I daresay I can find out if anyone is interested...
I've just got/sold my Mazda 6 / MOVED: Power issue
« Last Post by Willpower on December 04, 2017, 07:04:59 pm »
Troubleshooting / Re: Power issue
« Last Post by Cee-Jay-Cee on December 04, 2017, 06:48:20 pm »
I doubt very much a 2006 car has a DPF so that's not your problem. As the diagnostics indicates the EGR then first thing would be to take it off and clean it properly and see how it goes.
Troubleshooting / Re: Power issue
« Last Post by apav on December 04, 2017, 11:46:54 am »
You could start by removing and clearning the EGR and check how it progresses.

If it is an old car through an auction or auction dealer, you may have bought something with an existing fault.

The older the diesel cars get, the more likely is to buy one who has been butchered to remove DPF, EGR, original ECU setting, etc. That will cause all sorts of problems. Usually it turns out more relaxing and peace of mind to get the car you like and repair it instead of moving on to the next one because all will have some kind of problem.
Troubleshooting / Power issue
« Last Post by gwrighty75 on December 04, 2017, 09:18:40 am »
Hi. I have just purchased a used mazda6 td 143bhp. On initial start up the car runs fine although a bit powerless when below turbo range. However after driving for a while the car will not rev over 2500rpm.  There is no dpf light on the dashboard at all which is leading me to think it Has been bypassed.  When plugged into diagnostic it comes up with EGR fault.  Can anyone help me with suggestions please as I sold my last car (a vauxhall) due to unreliability and am hoping the 6 will be better.  Thanks all
Vehicle Electrics / Re: Driver's side electric wing mirror
« Last Post by steveo on November 30, 2017, 09:36:23 pm »
Hey Thanks for the reply.

The problem was the motor stayed on whilst the engine was running, and then for a few minutes after the engine was turned off. the mirror didn't move at all. Probably a short somewhere, but no indication this was going to happen at all.
No water ingress to the door panel or any impacts.

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