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Looking at a 2004 mazda6 and seems great except for noise

This does have 109,000 miles (but I thought (hoped) mazdas had the kind of engines where this would not be a concern :))
The car had not been started for a few days and when they started it for me, there was a valve clatter/ticking noise. It went away and when started the next day wasn't even present. Is this something I should run from and not buy the car?

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  • mjmacky Dec 31, 2008

    Looking to buy the same vehicle but with 120k miles. Did you end up buying yours? Wondering how it was driving. Want to know if it is a safe buy or not...



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I just brought mine in under warranty for the same problem. it is most likely the purge valve like mine. mazda replaced it and it does the same thing. it is nothing to be worried about it is just the sound of the valve opening and closing. these are great cars.

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