Complete workshop manual for the Mazda RX-7 car. Detailed pictures/diagrams and Information with step by step procedures for servicing, repairing and maintaining the Mazda RX-7 automobile.
This is a Pro Workshop Manual, NOT an Owner’s manual
Covers all topics from changing a light bulb to a full transmission rebuild.
The 1993-95 Mazda RX-7 is a fantastic car. Also known as the third generation RX-7 or the “City”, this twin-turbo sports coupe has earned an enthusiastic audience. Few cars combine beautiful style and high performance at this price. However, this vehicle requires careful maintenance to run reliably and so the mechanical condition of vehicles for sale is very variable.
For that reason, the small size and rear-wheel drive, the buyer should think carefully before putting an RX-7 in the role of a daily driver. The criteria used to judge an RX-7 are different from piston engine sports cars and gets the attention of the second half of this review, and I have included a link to a guide faq / buyers should be required reading. I feel compelled to say I think this car is totally inappropriate for young drivers or aggressive.
My opinion is based on my own 5-speed 1994 R-2 and my test unit 1993. The 1993 model was by far the most productive years. It was available in the base model (with any of the options available in a pick-and-choose the base), the Touring (included power sunroof, leather seats, and other toys), and the R-1 Model (with a soft non-slip suede seats, front and rear spoiler, stiffer suspension, an engine oil cooler added, without cruise control, and the choice of a bright yellow body).
GENERAL INFORMATION * general information
ENGINE * engine mechanical engine lubrication system engine cooling system engine control system fuel system exhaust system
TRANSMISSION/TRANSAXLE * clutch manual transaxle automatic transaxle
DRIVELINE/AXLE * front axle rear axle
SUSPENSION * front suspension rear suspension road wheels & tyres
BRAKES * brake system parking brake system brake control system
STEERING * power steering system steering system
RESTRAINTS * seat belts supplemental restraint system (srs)
BODY * body, lock & security system glasses, window system & mirrors roof exterior & Interior Instrumental panel seat
AIR CONDITIONER * air conditioner system
ELECTRICAL * wiring diagrams starting & charging system lighting system driver information system wiper, washer & horn body control system lan system audio visual, navigation & telephone system auto cruise control system power supply, ground & circuit elements
MAINTENANCE * maintenance
The 1993 model began selling in mid-1992, and these early models may require some withdrawals and have some quality problems not found in later model years. A report from Carfax or a call to Mazda will display the status of a particular vehicle withdrawals, and withdrawals must be made promptly (free) if not done already. That said, most homeowners have 1993 models and are not considered inferior to 1994 or 1995 versions. The production cycle in 1993 was much greater than the following years, keeping the price low is used.