Last post on Oct 27, 2006 at 8:04 PM
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Mazda MPV, Van
#3971 of 4469 Re: 2004 MPV ES Transmission Problems [mpvntexas]
Feb 23, 2005 (11:58 am)
I have a 2003 with the same problem. I've only taken it in once, with no results, in correcting the issue along with a bad water pump. Like you said, it is difficult to duplicate the problem on demand. I've noticed with mine is if you get on the gas a little harder than usual, and let off (say as to make a red light and then turn a corner) and then back on the gas, it can feel as if the transmission is ready to fall out. A significiantly hard knock.
I would be very appreciative if you could tell me if anything has been resolved with your vehicle. If any progress has been made, the name of the service center would also be very helpful. My wife and I have had to deal with our service center here on a VW Beetle, and basically we have come to the conclusion that they are basically idiots. (Moffit VW, Mazda, Audi, Porsche) But that another story.
Russ in Shreveport
#3972 of 4469 Air Conditioning - Musty/mildew odor
Feb 24, 2005 (12:29 pm)
Has anyone got the work listed in TSB 07-001/03 performed at a dealership to resolve the odor problem from the vents when the a/c is turned on, and if so, did it work, and how much did it cost? It doesn't seem to be a do-it-yourself type of a thing, looking at the applicator and the cooling coil coating liquid that are indicated in the TSB.
#3974 of 4469 tire recommendation for MPV
Mar 02, 2005 (12:49 pm)
OK, guys. MY 2002 MPV only has 20k miles & Dunlop tires are pretty much gone. We all agree that Dunlop tires aren;t good (based on previous discussions).
Which one would you recommend ? I need softer/comfortable ride. Don't like current MPV's tight ride
#3975 of 4469 Re: tire recommendation for MPV [sweet_subie]
Mar 02, 2005 (1:37 pm)
Start out at Tire Rack and plug in your MPV. There won't be much to choose from in the stock H-rated tires if you have the 17"-ers. Then try the 'other' available sizes and possibly stepping down to a lower speed rating. Try to keep the load rating of 95.
That'll get you started.
#3976 of 4469 Re: tire recommendation for MPV [sweet_subie]
Mar 02, 2005 (1:47 pm)
I've heard a lot of good things about the Michelin Hydroedge.
#3977 of 4469 Re: tire recommendation for MPV [jipster]
Mar 02, 2005 (6:37 pm)
in fact, another mpv site I follow mentions someone who emailed Mazda about the 17" tires and stepping down to a T rated one. 225/55-17 in T will work.
#3978 of 4469 Re: tire recommendation for MPV [subearu]
Mar 02, 2005 (6:40 pm)
waht is H, T ?
#3979 of 4469 Re: tire recommendation for MPV [sweet_subie]
Mar 02, 2005 (6:52 pm)
H and T are speed ratings. Tirerack has more information on them, but H is typically a stiffer tire than a T rated tire. Like I said before, the often forgotten piece is the load rating which is 95 on the MPV. You want the tire you get to replace the OEM's to have the same load rating.
You want me to email more?
#3980 of 4469 Re: tire recommendation for MPV [subearu]
Mar 08, 2005 (2:11 pm)
called the tire dealers around, i am really interested in Michellin Hydroedge 215/60/17 inch but it is T rated, load rating is over 95. Some dealer say they will NOT step down from what manufacturer says & it is dangerous to do so. others say i can step down one notch which is from H to T.
Please help, can i step down from H to T ? any dangers ?