Question about 2004 Mazda RX-8

1 Answer

Tried starting but did not start. Changed the battery and after several tries finally started. Now it is running rough backfire or sputtering

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

The computer should reset itself after 100miles so that all of the systems recalibrate themselves to work properly after the battery is disconnected. If the engine was flooded it will start rough and may day when close to idle until it has completely burned off all of the flooded fuel. If there was any other fluid that reached into the engine ie.. water starter fluid which you SHOULD NOT use on a rotary engine and if you feel you must pease only use a very small amount one or two sprays, the car will run rough until whatever it is burns out. By 200miles you should be running smooth again.Iif there are any warning lights remaining on you will need to troubleshoot those and go from there.

Posted on Oct 04, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Sputtering/ chugging while driving


Disconnecting the battery could reset codes and/or sensor readings in the engine computer.
Is the check engine light on, and have you checked the computer for trouble codes ? Is fuel pressure normal ?

Aug 27, 2015 | 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

1 Answer

Hello, I have a 99 silverado z71, I was driving along and all of the sudden it lost power and started to spit and sputter and ended up on the side of the road,sitting there it continued to idle roughly,...


Have the shop check fuel pressure at the fuel rail. Maybe the pump impeller has failed. If fuel pressure is good, your timing chain/belt may have slipped.

Nov 07, 2010 | Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1990 oldsmobile CC SL running very rough, smoking, backfiring


Well Mike" a few things to check could be Breather on fuel tank /fuel return to tank pipe/ as pump can pump high pressure and excess has to return to tank and it sounds like yours is overfueling./take air cleaner off and all pipes and check for any thing partly blocking air flow/also check any black hoses coming from the engine breathers/going to air in take/make sure all cylinders got good compression

Oct 02, 2009 | 1990 Buick Century

1 Answer

Having rough idle and backfiring!


Still have a wire crossed somewhere. That is why you are getting the backfiring. Recheck firing order and make sure it is correct.

Jun 10, 2009 | 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2 Answers

Ran out of gas and now she won't run!


i would say that you have a bad fuel pump or if you have a carb on it the float inside the carb is stuck check these and i'm sure you will find it's one of these.

Sep 06, 2008 | 1987 Ford F 250

Not finding what you are looking for?
2004 Mazda RX-8 Logo

208 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mazda Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75117 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7772 Answers

Are you a Mazda Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...