Fuel System

Asked by Jun 10, 2017 at 05:35 AM about the 2013 Mazda MAZDA3 i SV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2013 Mazda 3i 2.0 L will start but runs only a
few seconds and stalls quickly. If you rev up the
engine to 4,000 RPMs and race the engine it will
run. But if the raps go lower than about 3,000 RPMs
in quickly dies-out. After putting in fuel conditions it
is easier to keep the engine racing and the engine
doesn't die out unless it gets below 2,000 RPMs.
After mixing in the fuel conditioner as racing the
engine for a long period of I was even able to put
the car in drive and drive about a mile until the
engine died out. I'm thinking I got bad gas because
the fuel pump is delivering fuel at a high RPM and
the engine won't maintain a normal idle. Any
suggestions? Should I drain the fuel tank and put in
a higher octane fuel? What about having the fuel
system flushed?

1 Answer

595

I would get a fuel pressure tester and see how much psi your fuel pump is pushing. Fuel pumps sometimes half way go or act up when going out. Also do you have a check engine light on? I would also scan car for any codes.

Your Answer:

Mazda MAZDA3 Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    440
  • #2
    Richard Boettger
    Reputation
    260
  • #3
    turbocavalier12
    Reputation
    170
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mazda MAZDA6
10 Great Deals out of 610 listings starting at $1,990
Used Honda Civic
123 Great Deals out of 4,669 listings starting at $1,655
Used Toyota Corolla
99 Great Deals out of 4,166 listings starting at $2,950
Used Honda Accord
38 Great Deals out of 1,652 listings starting at $3,490
Used Toyota Camry
36 Great Deals out of 2,122 listings starting at $2,450
Used Hyundai Elantra
73 Great Deals out of 3,989 listings starting at $3,490
Used Ford Focus
52 Great Deals out of 2,676 listings starting at $998
Used Chevrolet Cruze
53 Great Deals out of 7,482 listings starting at $3,400
Used Mazda CX-5
31 Great Deals out of 2,419 listings starting at $8,249
Used Mazda MAZDASPEED3
3 Great Deals out of 29 listings starting at $3,995
Used Nissan Altima
39 Great Deals out of 1,194 listings starting at $1,600
Used Volkswagen Jetta
93 Great Deals out of 2,893 listings starting at $2,900
Used Subaru Impreza
29 Great Deals out of 945 listings starting at $3,400
Used Hyundai Sonata
39 Great Deals out of 1,391 listings starting at $2,500

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Mazda MAZDA3 For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 708 listings starting at $16,395
2017 Mazda MAZDA3 For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 109 listings starting at $11,994
2016 Mazda MAZDA3 For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 134 listings starting at $10,484
2015 Mazda MAZDA3 For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 550 listings starting at $7,495
2014 Mazda MAZDA3 For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 492 listings starting at $7,485

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.