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Mazda6 Maintenance and Repair

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  • My 2009 Mazda6 has the same noise. It sounds like the vent didn't open or close all the way.
  • Hi,

    Anyone know how to open the hatchback from the inside? it is jammed .

    Thanks

    ron
  • lg2207lg2207 Posts: 28
    Not sure if Mazda corrected or improved this design on the '09- but I had a similar problem on an '07 (you can check my previous posts)- but it was a purge valve mount issue on mine- I had to take it back two or three times before they finally heard it and acknowledged the issue: 01-012-07-ticking-noise-purge-valve
    I can send you the TSB if needed.

    Hope you get to the bottom of it-please advise
    sincerely,
  • jkobty2jkobty2 Posts: 210
    Actually I was looking on youtube and I found a link to someone who did a walkaround the mazda6, now this is the same car I have, even the color is the same. Listen to the last part of the clip as he opens the hood and gets close to the engine, Raise the volume as much as you can and listen to the distinct knock
    This is the same exact noise of my engine, So it is not just me, maybe this is how these engines sound. But if this is the case, they really sound crappy. I expect a diesel engine to knock like that, not a petrol engine. Petrol engines are supposed to be smoother. Listen to it and tell me if you hear the knock, and if you think it is normal. The sound is only at last few seconds of the video.
    Thanks for the help
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm4WmtTcqQM&feature=fvw
  • jkobty2jkobty2 Posts: 210
    edited February 2010
    Actually I was looking on youtube and I found a link to someone who did a walkaround the mazda6, now this is the same car I have, even the color is the same. Listen to the last part of the clip as he opens the hood and gets close to the engine, Raise the volume as much as you can and listen to the distinct knock
    It is not the noise of the clicking of the fuel injectors that I am talking about, but a faint background knock sound similar to 2 marbles rolling around in a tin can,
    You might need to listen to it a few times to train your ear to the sound.
    This is the same exact noise of my engine, So it is not just me, maybe this is how these engines sound. But if this is the case, they really sound crappy. I expect a diesel engine to knock like that, not a petrol engine. Petrol engines are supposed to be smoother. Listen to it and tell me if you hear the knock, and if you think it is normal. The sound is only at last few seconds of the video.
    Thanks for the help
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm4WmtTcqQM&feature=fvw
  • What I hear is lifter noise.
  • jkobty2jkobty2 Posts: 210
    How serious is that, and is it worth complaining about it to try to get it fixed. If it is something that will not affect the long life of the engine, I had rather the dealer does not mess with it.
    Thanks
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,632
    edited February 2010
    Well it depends on how hard it's hammering. Your engine has, I believe, a shim-type valve adjustment, which is a fairly tedious process. I don't think modern engines should be clicking away like that but, since they are adjustable type lifters, a bit of noise is quite normal. How many miles on this engine?
  • jkobty2jkobty2 Posts: 210
    This issue started since the engine was new after a few thousand kilometeres. Became noticable after the first oil change at the dealer, and was the same from that point on. It is not getting worse. But I do notice the intensity of the noise varies depending on humidity (less when it is more humid), and on fuel grade (less with better fuel). That is why I originally thought it is related to combustion.
    My engine currently has 35,000 KM on it. The dealer I bought the car from dismissed it as normal 4 Cylinder engine noise. I did make the complaint early on when the car had only 12,000 KM (second oil change).
  • Well why not pair it up head to head with another identical car in the dealer's lot, and see which is noisier, if either?

    If they both make the same noise, he wins. If his is quiet and noise is conspicuously more noisy, then he should do something about your car. Seems like a fair bet.
  • I have a 03 mazda 6 with @84000 miles on it> Check engine light came on with a misfire in cylinder 6. I just replaced all 6 coil packs and spark plugs because that is what i was told it was. It is still misfiring puttering hesitating and the check engine light came back on. Could anybody help me with what is wrong with this car. This was my dream car I bought it in sept and it has sat since oct got it out yesterday to work on it now is sitting again. Please any suggestions would help.
  • Well, I think it is a sensor. First the O2 sensor (oxygen sensor) , then MAP sensor (mass air flow), next PCV (positive crankase vent), last check your fuel pressure, and flow rate. Hope you used an O2 sensor "safe" antisieze on the plugs. If not the O2 is now bad. Good luck...
  • What's the best kind of oil for a 2009 Mazda 6 with a 2.5 LT engine? I read in the manual about the standard oil that it is recommended, but is Catrol GTX better? Would it increase the egnine life and perform better?
  • I recently had a similar problem with my 05 Mazda 6 GT 6 cylinder. Check engine light came on and the computer couldnt detect a fault (no codes showed). Not the gas cap either. But when I filled up it was difficult to start the engine. The mechanic at Metro Town Mazda in Burnaby BC Canada (Frank) thought it may be the Purge Solenoid that became stuck on open. They replaced the Solenoid and I have had no problems since.
  • ronsteffronsteff Posts: 6
    i brought a new 2110 mazda 6 i touring 4 cyl inotice a hole under the oil filter should there be a round cover there and can i use synthetic oil
  • ronsteffronsteff Posts: 6
    i have a new 2010 i touring 6 does anyone know if the front windows go down with the key fab i was told by the dealer not on the model i have but in the owners manual it doesnt say what model
  • I have 2009 Mazda6, bought in early Nov 2008, now 20k miles. My dealer (Oaktree, San Jose) always asked me go back every 3750 miles, that's about every 3 months. I commute 25 mi/each way to work, of which, 24 mi is highway. Average 30-45 min some stop-and-go traffic. Since they offer "complete care", I don't mind going back that frequent to have them inspect my car. I paid about $30-$60 after discount. (Download coupon from mazdausa.com.)
  • al33al33 Posts: 2
    Hi, I tried starting my car this morning and nothing happened except the odometer needle went crazy and the security light (shapped like a car with a key inside) was flashing fast. After boosting it, it finally started but although I let it run for a few minutes, when I tried to restart again, it wouldn't start. In the owner's manual they say to take the car to the dealer and that it could be a key programming problem. Could it be a computer problem that could be solved by some sort of reset?
  • mz6greyghostmz6greyghost Posts: 1,230
    Sounds like the battery needs to be replaced. This can cause the gauge needles to jump when trying to start the car. And although the lights and other accessories may be functioning okay, there may not be enough to start the engine.
  • al33al33 Posts: 2
    Thanks. I changed the battery and now the engine starts. But how can I be sure it wasn't the generator (alternator)?
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