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Mazda RX 8 running rich smells of burning gas check engine light on and radio does not work

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I have a 2004 that had the same problem. It sounds like the engine might be flooded. The best thing to do is to remove the fuse to the fuel pump. It will be listed under the fuse cover under the hood. Mine was a 20 amp but check to be sure. With the fuse removed, crank the engine for a minute to remove any fuel flooding the engine. Replace the fuse and crank the engine in 10 second intervals without touching the gas or you will reflood the engine. This process can sometimes take awhile and will drain your battery, so have it connected to an additional power source ( i.e. another car battery or jump box). When the car finally cranks over there will be a huge cloud of smoke so don't be alarmed when it happens. Lastly some words to the wise. This process CAN ruin your starter, but is essentially the same process that the dealership will you except that they will remove the spark plugs to drain the fuel and then charge you for new ones. If this process doesn't work then you probably need new spark plugs which is going to cost quite a bit. I was quoted upwards of $525 to fix this problem until I talked to a Mazda mechanic and found out how to do this myself. Just make sure that the engine is up to running temperature before turning the car off and you shouldn't encounter this problem again. I hope this helps you, and remember that if all else fails the dealer can fix it. It won't be cheap, but they will get it done.

I almost forgot, you HAVE to get the oil changed as soon as possible because there is probably gas in the oil now.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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Changed the battery yesturday in my Mazda rx-8. Now my radio/CD and my A/C won't work! It's all black! Wot to do???

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SOURCE: Tail light fuse keeps blowing on mazda rx 8

check for water in your tail lights this could you will see steamed effect on a warm day or after driving

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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SOURCE: RX-8 EVAP P0455

This code is very vague as many things can cause this code. The most likely culprits would be: a loose or improperly affixed gas cap; a non-conforming gas cap (i.e. not factory/original brand); other leak or damaged piece in EVAP system

Some possible fixes would be; remove and reinstall the gas cap, clear the codes, and drive for a day and see if the codes come back; replace the gas cap, and/or; inspect the EVAP system for cuts/holes in tubes/hoses (you may hear a vacuum noise or smell fuel), repair if necessary

Posted on Aug 26, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 Mazda RX-8 PO455

It will not go off by itself,you will need to reset it by connecting to a diagnostic tool.Once cleared if there is any other problem then it will trigger the check engine light again.Hope this helps..

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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I have a 2004 mazda rx 8 we may disconnect the battery to clear the "check engine light" -- if we do, will we need a "code" for the radio, or anything else?


You WILL probably need a code. Your car might not remember it as it needs the battery to keep memory. The best way to clear the check engine light is to buy a code reader. Costco has a cheepie one that works great. $35.00 . The code reader will also give you "code" that your car is throwing. Disconnecting the battery to clear the code is only a band-aid fix. If there is a problem with your car the "check engine light" will turn right back on. Just clearing the code obviously doesn't fix your problem.

Sep 26, 2011 | 2004 Mazda RX-8

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I just got my engine replaced in my 2004 mazda rx-8 automatic. I went to get an oil change and they found that my oil smelled like gas. I need some advice on what to do. thank you


This is often caused by blow by where the cylinder walls are worn down and the rings are no longer providing a tight enough seal. If you suspect that could be the problem do a leak down test or take it to a mechanic to do a leak down. Once that's ruled out there are a lot of other possibilities, but most are less serious and might be running rich like you mentioned, carb/float issues, and a number of other possibilitiles.

My experience with both cars and motorcycles is that if you have a really strong gas smell in the oil shortly after doing changes, it's usually blow by

May 20, 2011 | 2004 Mazda RX-8

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I am smelling fuel and it burns alot of gas.


Check for leaks, service engine lights since CTS (Coolant temp sensor) can cause the vehicle to run rich. Keep in mind that there is a lot of Ethenol in our gas that is lowing the gas mileage on our vehicles.The canister purge tank can cause gas smell if it isn't working right, but the computer should give you a service engine light on any of these.

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Check engine light flashing, engine bogging down and cutting out on acceleration. Car running great no sign of problems until the sudden lose of power when accelerating. Felt like it was going to cut off...


it could be a lot of things.. but if you smelled something burning then you may have already done damage to your car. id have it towed to a dealer.

Mar 07, 2011 | 2005 Mazda RX-8

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My 2004 mazada rx8 won't start, smells like its flooding out! turns over good. Pulled in one night -no problem. Went to get in and go next day and wouldn't start!


HI check your air filter make sure is clean, replace spark plugs if fault whit fuel ,if thats the case also replace your oil and filter

Sep 23, 2009 | 2004 Mazda RX-8

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2004 Mazda RX-8 PO455


It will not go off by itself,you will need to reset it by connecting to a diagnostic tool.Once cleared if there is any other problem then it will trigger the check engine light again.Hope this helps..

Sep 03, 2009 | 2004 Mazda RX-8

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I have a 2004 mazda rx8 04 this morning on my way to work the yellow check engine light came on. the weather here is cold its about 22-27 degrees out. could this be the problem?


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From my expirience, this happens when any of the ignition coils is faulty (they do burn).
Find the faulty one and replace it, that will be the prob.
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Jan 06, 2009 | 2004 Mazda RX-8

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2004 mazda rx-8-smell of gas on my oil dipstick


bad apex seals in the engine introduction blow by or extremely overrich condition.

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