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mcdevito75 here, That is a heavy duty job even for a good, good weekend mechanic, The truth is, as you know, you can run into a dozen problems that can and will leave you haveing to tow your vehicle to the shop. First you would need the TOOLs in American and Metric sizes as both American and Metric Nuts and Bolts are included on your Mazda, Then a Hydraulic jack that can hold at least 1 corner of the Mazda off the ground and--be able to with-stand the rocking motion as you did the job, Then you"d have to be concerned with parts, suppose you get the wrong parts, suppose you find a frozen or broken part, such as a brake hose, now you would have to bleed the brake system too. It"s very smart you are willing to do your own brakes BUT EVEN WISER TO KNOW, TO MANY PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE JOB. BEST BET, look for a sale on Brakes with-in you area, The tools, time and effort even if the job went smoothly, would cost about the same as the shop. Look for a sale, and have the shop do your brakes.

2006 Mazda... | Answered on Jul 22, 2010


all you need to do is carry up the rpm of the vehicle and this would level it out. Please not this burns a little more fuel when ideling.

2006 Mazda... | Answered on Mar 02, 2010


There are three converters on your car and yes they have been problematic. No recall as yet however.

please mark my answer as very helpful . thanks

2006 Mazda... | Answered on Mar 01, 2010


13-14mm or 17mmsome calipers have 2 bolts to remove

2006 Mazda... | Answered on Feb 06, 2010


Try this: Go to your local parts store and purchase a can of (throttle body cleaner) you will take your air filter out and remove the big tubing that is connected to your throttle body and filter housing. Spray the cleaner inside the throttle body, open the (butterfly) and spray around the pivot the butterfly opens and close on. What happens is you get carbon build up in these areas and it causes the gas pedal to feel like it's stuck and have to apply more pressure to the pedal. You will see alot of black carbon run out of the throttle body. Take a clean rag and wipe down the area of the throotle body. Repeat the cleaning 1-2 times. put your air inlet tubing back on and re-install your filter. It may seem hard to start at first but it's drying out the cleaner that was sprayed inside the body. Try this and see if this works. I've done this on many vehicles that shops want to charge $300 to do and all you need is $5 cleaner. It's very easy to do and takes 20 min.

2006 Mazda... | Answered on Jan 24, 2010


It used to be every 3 months or 3,000 miles but some manufacturers are suggesting that 5,000 miles is ok. My view is that it does not hurt the motor having more oil changes. I continue to have them done every 3,000 miles myself even if my oil life indicator has not come on. Clean oil is very important to have a engine last for many miles. There are some full synthetic oils that can go for 5,000 or 7,000 miles beteween oil changes but cost alot more than the standard oil.

2006 Mazda... | Answered on Dec 30, 2009


Throttle cable could be binding inside the housing that attached to the throttle body. Also the throttle positioning sensor could be faulty as well.

2006 Mazda... | Answered on Dec 14, 2009


if you buy your belt from Autozone the belt routing is on the back of package

2006 Mazda... | Answered on Dec 11, 2009


You can find the maintenance schedule in the owners manual. If you do not have an owners manual you can pick one up at your dealers parts department.

2006 Mazda... | Answered on Nov 16, 2009


if its got b-nuts. use back-up wrench..if if got a plastic fitting you squeeze and pull off at the same time.

2006 Mazda... | Answered on Sep 30, 2009


open gas cap turn key to on position and listen for whirling sound, for few seconds  if so pump is working, check fuel pressure at motor, there is a tire valve looking fitting cover with rag and depress, fuel should come out, wait till it is evaporated before attempting to start, the relay should click when key is turn on

2006 Mazda... | Answered on Sep 13, 2009


buy manual, clean or replace speed sensor at wheels

2006 Mazda... | Answered on Sep 13, 2009


Go to autozone.com and register for free. You will then have full free online repair manual with much more. It will have your diagram.

2006 Mazda... | Answered on Sep 04, 2009


a battery waring ligth is not telling you that the battery is defective, it is telling u that the battery is not being charged by the alternator, have the battery and alternator tested to determine th4e cause, a failing battery many times can damage the alternator as it causes it to overheat, so if the alternator is in need of replacing then it is very important that the battery be fully charged and tedsted prior to installing a new alternator if indeed that is the final diagnosis.

2006 Mazda... | Answered on Aug 23, 2009

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