Mazda Mazda6 Repair Manual by Chilton: 2003-2013

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Mazda Mazda6 Repair Manual by Chilton: 2003-2013
Mazda Mazda6 Repair Manual by Chilton: 2003-2013
Mazda Mazda6 Repair Manual by Chilton: 2003-2013
Mazda Mazda6 Repair Manual by Chilton: 2003-2013
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Mazda6 Repair Manual by Chilton: 2003-2013

This DIY service and repair manual by Chilton, covers 2003-2013 Mazda6 automobiles, U.S. and Canadian versions powered by 2.3L and 2.5L 16-valve 4-cylinder engines, and 3.0L and 3.7L 24-valve V6 engines.

Transaxles available include a 5- or 6-speed manual, or a 4-, 5- or 6-speed automatic transaxle. Brakes are disc, all-around, and Antilock Brake System (ABS), comes standard on some models.

Starting in 2003 and continuing through all the generations of the Mazda6, the Japanese car put a whole new face on stylish, insightful and spirited auto design. It moved forward aggressively, going from a GF-platform 626/Cappella to its current platform. Over the years the model has received Car of the Year awards and appeared on many "Best of" lists.

Renowned auto publisher Chilton has produced the ultimate manual on Mazda6 repair. Mazda6 Repair Manual by Chilton: 2003-2013 covers all levels of service, maintenance and repair for the Mazda6. While it doesn't cover the turbocharged and all-wheel drive models, it's still chock full of model-specific coverage that's going to make managing your car a lot easier. The manual has the 411 on tune-ups and routine maintenance, engine overhaul procedures, emissions and engine control systems, body work, wiring, chassis electrical systems, brakes, trouble codes, transmissions (manual and auto), and fuel and exhaust systems.

This repair manual like all Chilton materials was written with the novice in mind, but its simple language and instructions will be just as invaluable to the professional mechanic. Every page of Mazda6 Repair Manual by Chilton: 2003-2013 was constructed by pros. Engineers and mechanics took apart each model covered in the manual and proceeded to put them back together. During the process, technical writers and photographers meticulously documented and photographed every step. Every move was then filtered into an easy language accessible to even the most unskilled car owner.

The Motor Bookstore considers Chilton a top provider of car repair manuals and this one certainly proves it. Every owner of the models covered in Mazda6 Repair Manual by Chilton: 2003-2013 will see the benefits from page one. Save big bucks by performing regular tune-ups and other maintenance tasks without going to the shop. Get a strong idea of what's going on when you recognize trouble codes.

Become a better driver and car owner with this great book.

Book Excerpt: Chilton Mazda6 Repair Manual


(Refer to illustration 6.18)

WARNING: The engine and exhaust system must be completely cool before performing this procedure.

  1. Disconnect the cable from the negative battery terminal (see Chapter 5).
  2. On 3.0L engines, remove the EGR pipe from the exhaust manifold (see Chapter 6).
  3. Disconnect the connector to the rear bank oxygen sensor.
  4. On 3.7L engines, remove the rear-bank catalytic converter (see Chapter 6).
  5. Remove the nuts from the exhaust manifold flange and separate the crossover pipe from the manifold (see Chapter 4).
  6. Remove the six exhaust manifold mounting nuts and remove the manifold from the engine (see illustration). Remove and discard the manifold gasket.
  7. Using a stud holding tool (available at auto parts stores) or a pair of new nuts tightened together over a stud, extract the exhaust manifold studs and discard them.
  8. Using a scraper, remove all gasket material and carbon deposits from the exhaust manifold and cylinder head mating surfaces.

    CAUTION: Be very careful when scraping on aluminum engine parts. Aluminum is soft and gouges easily. Severely gouged parts may required replacement.

    If the gasket was leaking, check the manifold for warpage and have it resurfaced if necessary.

  9. Install new exhaust manifold studs with light oil on the threads, then install a new manifold gasket over the studs. Install the manifold and new self-locking nuts.
  10. Tighten the nuts, starting with the center fasteners and working towards the ends, to the torque listed in this Chapter's Specifications.

(Refer to illustrations 6.9, 6.11a and 6.11b)
  1. Ordinarily, when a problem occurs in the clutch, it can be attributed to wear of the clutch driven plate assembly (clutch disc). However, all components should be inspected at this time.
  2. Inspect the flywheel for cracks, heat checking, grooves and other obvious defects. If the imperfections are slight, a machine shop can machine the surface flat and smooth, which is highly recommended regardless of the surface appearance.

    Refer to Chapter 2 for the flywheel removal and installation procedure.

Subject: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Mazda6 service, maintenance, and repair procedures. ISBN-10: 1620922185 | ISBN-13: 9781620922187 | Chilton 46820

  • Publisher: Chilton Manuals
  • Pages: 400 - Hundreds of b&w photos and illustrations
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.0 x 0.8 x 11 inches
  • ISBN: 978-1-62092-218-7
  • Years: 2003 - 2013
Table of Contents
Introduction: About this manual | Introduction | Vehicle identification numbers | Maintenance techniques, tools and working facilities | Buying parts | Jacking and towing | Booster battery (jump) starting | Conversion factors | Automotive chemicals and lubricants | Safety first! | Troubleshooting
  • Tune-up and routine maintenance
  • 2.3L DOHC 16-valve VVT inline 4-cylinder L3 engine
  • 2.5L DOHC 16-valve VVT inline 4-cylinder L5 engine
  • 3.0L DOHC 24-valve VVT V6 AJ engine
  • 3.7L DOHC 24-valve VVT V6 MZI engine
  • General engine overhaul procedures
  • Cooling, heating and air-conditioning systems
  • Fuel and exhaust systems
  • Engine electrical systems
  • Emissions and engine control systems
  • Manual transaxle
  • Automatic transaxle
  • Clutch and driveaxles
  • Brakes, ABS
  • Suspension and steering systems
  • Body
  • Chassis electrical system
  • Wiring diagrams
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