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Mazda Make Overview

Passenger Cars

Mazda 626 Overview
1979 - 2002 (used)
2016 Mazda CX-3 Overview
2016 (announced)
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View CX-3 questions
Mazda Millenia Overview
1995 - 2002 (used)
Mazda Protege Overview
1989 - 2003 (used)
Mazda Protege5 Overview
2002 - 2003 (used)
Mazda RX-8 Overview
2004 - 2011 (used)


Mazda CX-7 Overview
2007 - 2012 (used)
Mazda Tribute Overview
2001 - 2011 (used)


Mazda MPV Overview
1989 - 2006 (used)

Pickup Trucks

Mazda B-Series Pickup Overview
1990 - 2001 (used)

Mazda Questions


Why Won't Ac Compressor Engage,

Compressor wont engage

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Replacing Crankshaft Pulley

I have two questions. Is the center bolt a left hand thread (counter clockwise) or a right hand thread (clockwise). And can I use an impact wrench to take it off. The shop manual shows to use a specia...

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Miata Dies When Gas Pedal Depressed

I have owned my Miata for 2 years - 3 times this has happened - after driving an hour or so- when I press the gas pedal it acts like it wants to die - it has a whining noise under/behind the driver se...

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Changed Headlight Bulbs And Now Car Wont Start

He was able to replace the bulbs fairly quickly, I paid and attempted to leave. The car wouldnt start!! It cranks and cranks but wont start. Mechanic says its not getting fire to the engine. He seems ...

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Strange Problem, 1991 Mazda B2600i

So having funny issues with this truck, and I SUSPECT a timing issue, but I should get some help from you guys first. So basically, my truck runs really shaky when I'm stopped such as at a sto...

78 views with 4 answers (last answer 8 hours ago)

Older Mazda Models

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Mazda Demio Mazda Familia Mazda GLC
Mazda MX-3 Mazda MX-6 Mazda Navajo
Mazda Premacy Mazda RX-3 Mazda RX-4
Mazda RX-7 Mazda Truck Mazda Xedos 6

Mazda History

Ask just about any car aficionado to name the most memorable Mazda, and chances are they'll say the RX-7 sports car, an iconic vehicle that helped establish Mazda as a verifiable brand in the U.S. and could be considered the forerunner of the automaker's "zoom zoom" marketing campaign. But Mazda was around a long time before the RX-7 made its first appearance in 1978.

The origins of Mazda go all the way back to the 1920s, when the company that would eventually become Mazda, then called the Toyo Cork Kogyo Co., was founded in Hiroshima. Although it originally produced machine tools, the company soon began producing three-wheeled trucks and sedans. However, it wasn't until 1960 that the company produced its first four-wheeled vehicle, called the R360. Mazda soon moved aggressively into auto production, with the first Mazdas appearing in the U.S. in 1970.

During the 1970s, Mazda became known as the automaker that produced vehicles with the Wankel rotary engine, including the RX-2, the RX-3, and the RX-7. In 1979, Ford bought a 25 percent stake in the company, and Mazdas and Fords have been linked ever since. In fact, Mazda built early Ford Ranger pickup trucks, until Ford took over production of the trucks in the mid-1980s.

In later years, such Mazda vehicles as the 323, the 626, the Millennia, the Protege, and the Miata helped establish the Mazda brand. In addition, the automaker's popular "zoom zoom" marketing campaign helped distinguish the company from its competitors.