Question about Mazda Cars & Trucks
The computers in these cars very rarely go bad. The gear selector is interlocked electrically to the brake pedal. Apply light brake pedal after the car is running and you should be able to shift into reverse. Check for blown fuses or brake pedal switches. Always start with cheapest fix first, that computer is very expensive. Last resort would be to remove locking mechanism (solenoid) from shift lever located inside of the shifter console
Posted on May 15, 2017
Check that steering wheel isn't jammed. If it is try forcing wheel away fro the lock position as you switch out of park.
Posted on May 15, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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The drain hose empties on the passenger side, front, behind the front wheel and in a bit towards the center of the car. You need to run a long wire up it to clear it.
Posted on Aug 04, 2009
The most likely cause is a bad neutral safety switch. It should be on top of the transmission. Follow the shifter cable through the firewall and the switch will be near the end of the cable
Posted on May 09, 2010
Probable culprit would be the electric solenoid that releases the gear shift linkage when you apply the brake pedal. Since it's electric, a dead battery will cause the same result. Check to see if your brake lights are working. If not try replacing your brake light switch as this also gets power to the above mentioned solenoid.
This is a safety feature to prevent children from accidentally putting a car in gear.
Posted on Jan 09, 2011
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