Question about 2006 Mazda 3
I've had the catalytic converter checked and it's fine, a full diagnostic run on the computer at the dealer and it showed nothing was wrong, and just had a full transmission flush done. My car is STILL acting like it's slipping out of gear when I go up long, sloping hills at high altitudes (I live in Northern California). the RPMs rev up to 5,000 all of a sudden and the car slows down, then I sort of let up on the gas and increase speed slowly and it usually re-engages but stays slow until I get over the top of the hill and start going down. If I get up enough speed before I start going UP the hill, sometimes it makes it without doing this. It seems slightly improved after the transmission flush, but it's still doing it. Thanks for any feedback.
If it stays in top gear and the engine revs out , it points to a faulty converter or wrong transmission fluid.
Posted on Jan 04, 2016
There may be a mechanical problem in the trans mission with that mileage it may be that it needs overhauled try a transmission specialist not the dealer
Posted on Jan 24, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The PCM controls idle speed to ensure good driveability. The PCM will only attempt to maintain the desired idle speed when it “knows” the throttle is closed. A throttle switch or the TPS input is used to determine when the throttle is in the idle position. Motors and solenoids are used by most PCM’s to control idle speed. Many PCM’s are programmed to attempt to control the idle speed by adjusting spark timing and then by controlling the idle speed actuator. Some computers of the early 80's did not control idle speed.
Posted on Oct 19, 2008
SOURCE: Mazda Sentia 929 auto failure
Rebuilt gearbox probably... unfortunately!
If the HOLD light in the in strument cluster is flashing at you, it is giving you a transmission diagnostic code (like a kind of Morse Code). A transmission specialist or a Mazda Dealer will be able to read this code and plug their computer into the cars computer, and tell you what is wrong.
Posted on May 11, 2009
you will need the transmission repaired, this is a common problem, sorry that it happened to you after your warranty. they may still fix it under warrenty as this is a major problem, with this trans.
if you are not to far over warranty they may play with numbers to get you covered.
other wise it is about $2300+ repair.
Posted on May 14, 2009
Idle control valve...
HIGH DOLLAR PART, 400 to 500 smackers....
You can try cleaning it, I beleive that is the same 2.0 liter motor they put in the ford Probe? I could be wrong, I know they 2.0 has issues with the idle control valve..
Anyway, if you want to try cleaning it, try this link... its to a Probe, but should be the same as yours...
If its not the same as that, you can probably search the net and find a site specific to your car... but it really should be the same motor, even the haynes manual for the Probe has sections for both the Probe and 626 in it...
Posted on Jul 12, 2009
I have the same problem with my car I think its the torque converter clutch but you should visit a diagonestic machine just to find out
Posted on Nov 12, 2009
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