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So my 2005 mazda rx8 is in the shop, my cadalic converter went out got it replaced and now their saying it won't start first they said they THINK its the coal then spark plugs then starter now their trying to tell me they THINK the engine could be blown. i got it at 99,000 miles with no problem what so ever i haven't even put 1,000 miles since I've had it i also got them to computer scan it nothing but the cadalic converter was wrong with it. I'm not able to get to my owners manual but my mom said a light came on that looked sort of like a river. what symbol does that represent in the indicator lights? Also another mechanic gave us hia opinion said it could very well happen being the converter caused back pressure to the engine causing it to blow then told him what kind of car and it had a rotary engine and he said we should be weary because they could be trying to keep our engine then we remembered the mechanic working on my car saying his employee has a mazda truck and he's been trying to get a rotary engine for his. opinions and answers on thw indicator light would be greaaattt.
I would not let them sell you an engine. The river design could just be traction control problems. Looks nice on photo. If money was not an issue, I would say load it onto a car carrier or wrecker and take it somewhere else.
You need a second opinion. Also, depending on State Law, some car lots must give a 3000 mile, 30 day warranty unless you bought it from a private owner. Check your laws.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
just be careful i almost set my rx on fire i was told to get a tow to start it all that happened was the unused fuel was pumped it the cat and the whole lot was glowing orange when i stoped the car. the fault was a coil pack it cost me loads to get repaired
Posted on Dec 19, 2009
Can be many things, need to hook it up to scanner.. if u live close to AutoZone or Advance Auto they will check for code free.
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
possibly the pcv but check if your cars exhaust smoke is blueish or white in color if it does and your car doesnt have an oil leak then sure its burning engine oil along with fuel, the piston rings is defective, since you replaced engine oil the additive that the owner has put with the oil to prevent blowby is gone thats why it starts burning oil.....
Posted on Apr 14, 2010
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