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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
136,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. wd-40 to the carb (1 reports)
1985 Mazda RX-7 engine problems

engine problem

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1985 Mazda RX-7 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 232006

(reported on)


  • 138,000 miles


I bought a 1982 RX-7 from a man in Ohio the week before Christmas 2005. He could not get the car to start when I picked her up and it was 5 degrees outside. He ran the battery low and we figured that was the problem. I brought the car to South GA and still had a problem getting it to crank. Come to find out the carb was sticking. I got some WD-40 a couple of times and haven't had any problems with it since. She still doesn't crank right away after she sits for a week or more, but she does crank after a couple of tries. I have an 83 also and she blew an apex seal. If you don't notice any oil on the bottom plugs than this is most likely not your problem. That problem requires a total rebuild of the motor so I bought the 82 for parts.

- , Donalsonville, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 172006

(reported on)


  • 134,000 miles

i drove car home an parked it a few weeks ago, went to start, battery low replaced with new batt. removed plugs, have good spark, have fuel in engine as i took plugs out again after cleaning them dry now there wet w/gas car turns over very well, but won't start. someone told me the weathers too cold to leave it sit that long as wipers in motor contract. i hv no idea if thats true. tuvm

- , Magalia, CA, USA

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