Question about 2004 Mazda 6
I just bought a 2004 used Mazda 6. It is the 3.0 L, manual transmission V6. I drove it without flaw for a day and on the second day I brought it in to a certified proffesional stereo installer and he ran a power wire from the battery to the trunk and added on an amp and sub. He patched into the existing sub that was already there so he basically didn't even have to tamper with the 6 disc cd changer that was in it or remove anything that may cause any major electrical problems. I'm assumming there may be more he had to do but I am not an installer so I am just giving you the info that I can remember him stating. At the end of the install the car would not start. He checked all fuses and relays and it didn't seem to be anything electrical...So we decided to try to jump start the car. We did so and it started without problem. All electrical functions are working properly, all lights, all dash functions, heater, A/C etc. Would this be a good sign that possibly it was just the luck of the draw and the started had died? The car will jumpstart without a problem and the battery was also tested and passed with flying colors...So what else could it be? We are thinking the starter...Can you please help?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
When that light comes on, it is indicating charging system problem which could mean alternator not charging for one reason or another like loose belt, faulty alternator, or yes, bad battery or connection at battery, for example. First & easiest thing to do is check all your connections to battery, which you've probably done, and make sure they're tight & clean. Make sure belt driving alternator is good & tight, and in good shape. Now boost the vehicle to get it going & test voltage at battery, after you take cables off. My guess is in your case, the voltage will begin to go down, indicating a bad alternator, that will need to be replaced.
Posted on Jan 17, 2009
if i remember right if the battery light and check engine light is on, your alternators may be bad. your battery may just have enough to keep it running for a minute or so. you can take it out and get it tested at a auto parts store. or try charging your battery for awhile and see if it stays on longer. if this is completely wrong let me know
Posted on Apr 08, 2009
yes it could be the starter next time it won't start give the starter motor a tap with a hammer or wheel brace also check where the small blade connector is there should be a fuse in line could be the problem hope this helps regards Jim
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
I was browsing unsolved problems. If you still have the problem, I'll try to help you. But it's going to be awhile trying to communicate back and forth. First...Check the engine for spark. Take off a plug wire and stick a screw driver in the wire end and place the metal part of the screw driver next to something on the van that's metal. Have someone crank it over for just a second or two and see if a small spark jumps from the screw driver to the metal part. I'll check back for your answer.
Posted on Mar 15, 2010
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