What was the unique feature that the Mazda MX-6 was the first to come equipped with?
From 1987 to 1998, the MX-6 GT and GE models had a four-wheel steering system; a unique feature for this particular model.
According to the manufacturer, the system provided superior cornering stability, improved steering responsiveness and precision, smaller turning radius, and tight-space maneuverability at low vehicle speed range, among others.
The system electronically controlled a rack behind the rear wheels. At low speeds (20 miles per hour or less), the rear wheels would move in the opposite direction to the front wheels, aiding parking and U-turns by lowering the turning circle.
At higher speeds, the rear wheels would move in tandem with the front towards the same direction. This improved control during high-speed maneuvers like cornering or changing lanes. Meanwhile,the rear wheels of the MX-6 had a turning angle of only 5 degrees. Mazda selected this specific angle because they deemed it the most effective and natural for humans.
In the 4WS system, what would happen to the rear wheels while the car wasn't running?
The rear wheels would straighten up when the engine is turned off. Meanwhile, the angle would return to that of the front wheels if the engine is restarted. This action is due to the powering down of the 4WS control unit and the override of the failsafe system for the rear rack. However, if the 4WS system does not work, the rear wheels will lock up and allow the car to have normal 2WS functions.
When my Mazda runs rough and pushes coolant out the radiator cap, can anyone help? Why won't the car stay in gears 1-3 in manual transmission for Mazda MX-6?
This is pretty much a sign of a warped head and bad head gasket, a cracked head or a cracked block. These conditions usually only occur when the engine is overheating.
The most common reason for this is worn shifting forks in the transmission. Check with your dealer to see if there is any provision for shifter adjustment.
My car's engine starts then stops, why?
The cause could be either a very weak battery, faulty alternator, or shorted starter that's draining the battery. On a fully-charged battery, if the car runs properly for a few days and starts stalling again after startup, change the alternator.
Check for fuel and your fuel pump relay. See if your fuel is actually getting into the engine by checking the Schraeder valve on the fuel line.
To check for spark, you need to make sure your ignition timing, air/fuel mix is all correct.
What could cause a Mazda MX-6 to not start even though it has spark?
Spray a small amount of carburetor cleaner into the intake through the PVC hose or vacuum line. If the engine tries to start, this would indicate that there is a fuel-related problem. If the problem continues, you should consult a professional mechanic to help you out.