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My mazda 6 is idling and shuts off, and there is a hissing sound coming from the engine you can hear it just can't find where. This all started when the hissing began. I found 3 hoses cracked and I replaced them....still hissing

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You still got a vacume leak, best chk. all your vacume hoses paying close attention to the one that goes to your break booster, it also could be an intake gasget, You can chk. that by spraying a little WD-40 around the intake and vacume lines while its running if it reves up than thats where your leak is, not a whole lot you don't want to start a fire.

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