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Mazda CX-7, SUV
#24 of 45 Re: Won't start after I fill up with gas [grebor]
Nov 18, 2010 (5:37 am)
I had sputtering problems when my CX7 reached about 70k miles (I now have 92k miles). I have started using a fuel injection cleaner that I add to my gas every 5,000 miles. I also do not let it run below a 1/4 tank of gas any more (I find the sputtering is worse when it is below 1/4 tank).
In regards to the engine light, for me, it has been the gas cap. A friend of mine who also has a Mazda with high mileage (not CX7) has also had the same problem. I just make sure to push in the gas cap and turn it so it clicks 4 - 5 times. The light rarely comes on any more, and when it does, adjusting the cap fixes the problem.
#25 of 45 starting problem
Dec 06, 2010 (5:49 pm)
i have a 2007 cx-7, i parked the car for the week end. went out to start, car will start and run for about 3 sec. and die, no default codes are coming up, has any body else had this problem. everthing checks out but still will not start, the shop i have it at is stumped, could this be a security problem? I willn't take to mazada, they rip you off
#26 of 45 Re: new cx7 and starting issues [sweetpeas]
Jan 23, 2011 (3:27 pm)
SORRY, BUT CX7 ARE NOT DESING WITH DRIVING BELT, THE USE TIMMING CHAIN
#27 of 45 Re: starting problem [spaethfs]
Feb 18, 2011 (7:30 pm)
Hello, I have a mazda 07 cx7 (aka nightmare) Your post was the only post I saw that fits my problem exactly..just wandering if you got yours fixed and if so can you please let me know what fixed it and the details.. I would really appreciate it. Thanks so much =) Melissa
#28 of 45 mazda cx7 stalled and now will not run
Feb 18, 2011 (9:34 pm)
Heres my full story..My 2007 mazda cx7 will crank and run for about a second and then die...cannot tell if any warning lights are on due to the fact it wont stay on long enough. It first started while i was driving it.. I goosed it down a strait a way and it died..so I attemted to restart and it would start for a second to only to die again. It drove pretty good up until that moment, However I have spent 2 grand on a new timing chain and accutator about 3 months ago.. I am really regreting getting this car last year after seeing all the head aches people are having with the 07 models. And to add insult to injury I just bought brand new tires and had the oil changed and air filter changed. The car just didn't appreciate it if anyone has any suggestions please help..I really appreciate it!
#29 of 45 Re: starting problem [melissa1967]
Feb 20, 2011 (2:40 pm)
My car has been fixed. The problem was the fuel pump,is runing perfect now.
#30 of 45 Re: mazda cx7 stalled and now will not run [melissa1967]
Feb 20, 2011 (4:58 pm)
I have not been able to solve my problem yet and am not willing to let the mechanics start putting new parts in it, if they don't know for sure. My starting problems only happens after I fill the tank with gas. I tried it with and without the engine running while filling but every time when I try to start it after filling the tank, it acts like it has ran out of gas. The only way to get it to start is by pushing on the gas pedal for about 10 seconds during that time it coughs and sputters. Then it runs just fine until I fill up the tank again.
#31 of 45 Re: mazda cx7 stalled and now will not run [grebor]
Feb 20, 2011 (8:12 pm)
Well got great news!! A mechanic friend of ours came and looked at our 07 cx7 and it took him 10 minutes to fix the problem. Come to find out..when I had the oil changed they also changed the air filter, the old one had lots of bugs in it.. well what happened was when ran the car fast that day..it blowed a leftover moth into the air flow sensor and blocked the prongs..and therefore was not getting connection..so all he done was blowed out the moth now our car runs and it runs perfect!!! I know if we had of taken it to the dealer they would have charged alot! so greatful to our friend who was so knowledgeable. If anyone is having starting issues you and needs to check your air flow sensor to see if it is bad he said to just unplug it and if the car runs even if it runs rough just as long as it runs..thats the problem.. fortunately we didn't have to buy any parts! I hope this helps.
#32 of 45 2007 Mazda CX-7 Won't Start
Apr 16, 2011 (6:00 pm)
I need some HELP!!! I can't get my car to start, all the lights work, battery is new on the car and remote. It makes no noise at all when I try and start it...... Any suggestions???
#33 of 45 Re: 2007 Mazda CX-7 Won't Start [tpagui]
Apr 17, 2011 (11:27 am)
If the battery is new and you can't even get the car to crank over-- the connections on the battery must be loose or coroded. Check the connections-retighten-and try again.