Oil light flickering, car jerking, not accelerating

Asked by Mar 10, 2017 at 07:03 PM about the 2004 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr s Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2004 Mazda oil motor and trans oil is good, yet
while completely stopped and on drive or reverse,
the oil light will flicker. With every flicker the motor
would jerk and rumble oddly. The gears also change
very rapidly. Like I could be going at 25 miles an
hour and it would already be on gear 5. Several
times while accelerating the vehicle would struggle
to accelerate and all of a sudden no acceleration
happens and the rpms start to decelerate and I had
to pull over several times to shut off and restart the
car. Also while driving at 60 miles an hour I noticed
the gears shifting between 5 and 4. But  i manually
shifted the gears and they shift just fine. I don't
know if there's a sensor problem, an oil sensor
problem, a crank shaft sensor problem, oxygen
sensor. I wish I knew.

3 Answers

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If this is the low oil pressure light the engine problems may be due to lack of oil pressure (lubrication) in which case your engine is probably toast. Have a mechanic verify the oil pressure before driving it anymore. Is the check engine light on? If so have the codes read and post them here.

Some pictures of my obdII

Mode $06 report generated by Torque for Android ======================================= ========= Vehicle VIN: Not present Vehicle Manufacturer: Unknown Vehicle Calibration ID: Not present Test report: ------------------ MID:$01 TID:$05 Rich to Lean sensor switch time(calculated) - O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1 Max: 280ms Min: 0ms Test result value: 50ms PASS ---- MID:$01 TID:$06 Lean to Rich sensor switch time(calculated) - O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1 Max: 435ms Min: 0ms Test result value: 75ms PASS ---- MID:$01 TID:$0a Sensor period(calculated) - O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1 Max: 2,300ms Min: 0ms Test result value: 1,070ms PASS ---- MID:$02 TID:$05 Rich to Lean sensor switch time(calculated) - O2 Bank 1 Sensor 2 Max: 180ms Min: 0ms Test result value: 15ms PASS ---- MID:$05 TID:$05 Rich to Lean sensor switch time(calculated) - O2 Bank 2 Sensor 1 Max: 280ms Min: 0ms Test result value: 75ms PASS ---- MID:$05 TID:$06 Lean to Rich sensor switch time(calculated) - O2 Bank 2 Sensor 1 Max: 435ms Min: 0ms Test result value: 55ms PASS ---- MID:$05 TID:$0a Sensor period(calculated) - O2 Bank 2 Sensor 1 Max: 2,300ms Min: 0ms Test result value: 1,025ms PASS ---- MID:$06 TID:$05 Rich to Lean sensor switch time(calculated) - O2 Bank 2 Sensor 2 Max: 180ms Min: 0ms Test result value: 10ms PASS ---- MID:$21 TID:$80 - Catalyst Monitor Bank 1 Max: 255.99281Ratio Min: 1.49998Ratio Test result value: 255.99281Ratio PASS ---- MID:$22 TID:$80 - Catalyst Monitor Bank 2 Max: 255.99281Ratio Min: 1.49998Ratio Test result value: 255.99281Ratio PASS ---- MID:$31 TID:$83 - EGR Monitor Bank 1 Max: 655.34998kPa Min: 2.66kPa Test result value: 38.55kPa PASS ---- MID:$3a TID:$80 - EVAP Monitor (cap off) Max: 255.99609mA Min: 1.02344mA Test result value: 3.52344mA PASS ---- MID:$3b TID:$80 - EVAP Monitor (0.090") Max: 255.99609mA Min: 2.51562mA Test result value: 3.52344mA PASS ---- MID:$3c TID:$80 - EVAP Monitor (0.040") Max: 1.99882 Min: 0.01287 Test result value: 0.02367 PASS ---- MID:$3d TID:$80 - EVAP Monitor (0.020") Test incomplete or dependant test failed -- MID:$01 TID:$05 Rich to Lean sensor switch time(calculated) - O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1 Max: 280ms Min: 0ms Test result value: 50ms PASS ---- MID:$01 TID:$06 Lean to Rich sensor switch time(calculated) - O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1 Max: 435ms Min: 0ms Test result value: 75ms PASS ---- MID:$01 TID:$0a Sensor period(calculated) - O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1 Max: 2,300ms Min: 0ms Test result value: 1,070ms PASS ---- MID:$02 TID:$05 Rich to Lean sensor switch time(calculated) - O2 Bank 1 Sensor 2 Max: 180ms Min: 0ms Test result value: 15ms PASS ---- MID:$05 TID:$05 Rich to Lean sensor switch time(calculated) - O2 Bank 2 Sensor 1 Max: 280ms Min: 0ms Test result value: 75ms PASS ---- MID:$05 TID:$06 Lean to Rich sensor switch time(calculated) - O2 Bank 2 Sensor 1 Max: 435ms Min: 0ms Test result value: 55ms PASS ---- MID:$05 TID:$0a Sensor period(calculated) - O2 Bank 2 Sensor 1 Max: 2,300ms Min: 0ms Test result value: 1,025ms PASS ---- MID:$06 TID:$05 Rich to Lean sensor switch time(calculated) - O2 Bank 2 Sensor 2 Max: 180ms Min: 0ms Test result value: 10ms PASS ---- MID:$21 TID:$80 - Catalyst Monitor Bank 1 Max: 255.99281Ratio Min: 1.49998Ratio Test result value: 255.99281Ratio PASS ---- MID:$22 TID:$80 - Catalyst Monitor Bank 2 Max: 255.99281Ratio Min: 1.49998Ratio Test result value: 255.99281Ratio PASS ---- MID:$31 TID:$83 - EGR Monitor Bank 1 Max: 655.34998kPa Min: 2.66kPa Test result value: 38.55kPa PASS ---- MID:$01 TID:$05 Rich to Lean sensor switch time(calculated) - O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1 Max: 280ms Min: 0ms Test result value: 50ms PASS ---- MID:$01 TID:$06 Lean to Rich sensor switch time(calculated) - O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1 Max: 435ms Min: 0ms Test result value: 75ms PASS ---- MID:$01 TID:$0a Sensor period(calculated) - O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1 Max: 2,300ms Min: 0ms Test result value: 1,070ms PASS ---- MID:$02 TID:$05 Rich to Lean sensor switch time(calculated) - O2 Bank 1 Sensor 2 Max: 180ms Min: 0ms Test result value: 15ms PASS ---- MID:$05 TID:$05 Rich to Lean sensor switch time(calculated) - O2 Bank 2 Sensor 1 Max: 280ms Min: 0ms Test result value: 75ms PASS ---- MID:$05 TID:$06 Lean to Rich sensor switch time(calculated) - O2 Bank 2 Sensor 1 Max: 435ms Min: 0ms Test result value: 55ms PASS ---- MID:$05 TID:$0a Sensor period(calculated) - O2 Bank 2 Sensor 1 Max: 2,300ms Min: 0ms Test result value: 1,025ms PASS ---- MID:$06 TID:$05 Rich to Lean sensor switch time(calculated) - O2 Bank 2 Sensor 2 Max: 180ms Min: 0ms Test result value: 10ms PASS ---- End of report.

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