Question about 2006 Mazda 6
Pulled into a gas station after a 5 mile drive, shut it off, and manually locked the car doors. Came back out within 3 minutes tried to start my car, and nothing. I heard clicks coming from behind the dash and all the gauges started to sweep up and down. I popped the hood and noticed the loads of corrosion on the battery post. Being a chick that is about as involved as I get under the hood. Still nothing after I cleaned it off. Took the battery out and brought it to AutoZone, the battery was dead. I bought new one and put it in. The car will still not start, everything now works except for the dang thing starting. I had to push my car all the way back to my house employing to kids I saw walking down the street. I also bought some fuses thinking they may be blown. Any suggestions?
I have an '06 Mazda 6 and have the same problem as everyone else here. Your (our) problem is the factory cable are corroding on the positive cables. I have had to cut the cable back until there was no corrosion (about 6 inches worth) and spliced in new cable to the battery. that lasted about 6 mths and now the corrosion is back. going to go to Mazda and see if this is a recall issue.
Posted on Dec 29, 2009
Make sure connection for thick red wire going to starter is good if you had that much corrosion.
Posted on Jul 25, 2009
I have an 06 Mazda 6 that has had starter problems since new. On servicing I have told them of the problem but it never happens when they have it, this has been ongoing for 3 years since new. They told me the battery was weak but I insisted that it's happened since new so why would that be the problem unless I've had a weak battery for 3 years. Then on my last service they couldnt' start it so replaced the starter motor under warranty. The car started fine for a few weeks but now is not starting again. I have also found that this generally only occurs in hot weather or when I have re-started the car numerous times in a short period of time.
Not really a solution but FYI for other Mazda 6 owners.
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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