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Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Mazda RX-7, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Mazda RX-7. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Mazda RX-7 can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.


The first-generation Mazda RX-7 was launched in 1979 as a two-door coupe that had an unusual 1.2-liter rotary engine under the hood. It drove the rear wheels through either a four- or five-speed manual gearbox, or a three- or four-speed automatic. The engine’s small size and light weight meant it could be mounted ideally to enhance the car’s weight distribution and therefore handling. Tweaks throughout the car’s life included restyled bumpers and rear lights, and a redesigned instrument cluster. Haynes has an extensive range of Mazda repair manuals and online maintenance procedures to suit professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our Mazda RX-7 repair manual will be able to help whether you're servicing or repairing your car.