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Car is not accelerating properly, the power is simply not there to accelerate - the check engine light flashes as this happens

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  • gorainwoman Dec 22, 2008

    I am having the same problem. I thought it was bad gas, and maybe it is? I filled the tank again, and it still seems to be happening. I am wondering how long it takes the engine to "flush"?

  • rockstarchic Mar 27, 2009

    I was also told could be bad gas. Hmmm, wish someone knew. Lol, kinda curious myself. I've always heard that if your CEL is flashing, to pull over immediately and do not drive it.

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This is due to several reasons, could be 1 of your 4 coils needs replacing, could be spark plug/ h t lead problem, could be your catalityc converater has melted, these are very very common problems not only having to keep the oil toped up but also having to change these more expensive componants about every year ,it eats electrics for fun. you need to take it to a mazda garage for a plug in diagnosis.

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