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#4038 of 4469 2001 MPV ES - Cracked Water pump
Apr 13, 2005 (11:02 pm)
Has anyone had a problem with a cracked water pump - only have 52k on the van. I have 2 months left on my warranty, which the water pump is covered, however Mazda Canada is refusing to cover the Water pump ($415 repair) unless I provide them with proof that I flushed the coolent at the 3 year mark/72k mileage.
Obviously I didn't flush the coolent last May (3 year mark) as I only had 33k on the vehicle - why would I do this service when it is recommended at 72k.
Mazda Canada claims I voided the warranty by not doing so at the 3 year mark - regardless of the mileage!!?
Has anyone had similiar problems with the water pump at such low mileage? ">
#4039 of 4469 Re: tire recommendation for MPV [mcspak]
Apr 14, 2005 (7:03 am)
Did you buy 2 sets of tires mcspak? 140k warranty???
Who did you get to put them on since they are a different heat rating?
Mazda Canada is trying to pull a fast one. You don't have to prove anything, the water pump broke and they need to fix it under warranty. The burden of proof should be on Mazda Canada. If your antifreeze is still in good condition you should prevail.
#4040 of 4469 Re: tire recommendation for MPV [jipster]
Apr 14, 2005 (9:17 am)
We bought a set of 4, from a tire shop that my local Mazda dealership sent me to - Discount Tires - White Rock, BC Canada.
Thanks for the feedback on the water pump - will push it further with.
#4041 of 4469 Re: WHY IS THERE AIR NOISE FROM OVERHEAD AND DASH? [jipster]
Apr 14, 2005 (9:21 am)
Dealership just called and said that one of the crossbars on the roof rack was installed backwards at the factory. The windnoise coming from dash is really wind going around the outside mirrors. I am very disappointed and husband is mad. Can this be correct?
#4042 of 4469 Re: WHY IS THERE AIR NOISE FROM OVERHEAD AND DASH? [drdoogie]
Apr 14, 2005 (11:32 am)
Man..where are these dealers coming up with this stuff. There is no way in hades that the loud windnoise you described in previous post is coming from your outside mirror. Unless, they put it on backwards as well...or you like to drive above 100mph???
Ask the service manager to go for a ride with you in another MPV...then take a ride in yours. If he doesn't investigate further, file a complaint with Mazda or take it to another dealer.
#4043 of 4469 Spare Tire Hoist
Apr 18, 2005 (7:01 pm)
My 2000 MPV has never been able to extract the spare tire from the spare tire hoist. As early as 2002, I've been flatbed to different tire shops because tow truck drivers couldn't get this to release the tire. Now, I'm past warranty and I brought it to the dealer requesting him to free the tire. He tells me it's broken and it's $600 to fix. He did offer to blow torch the tire off so I can carry in the back (what a guy).
Has anyone dealt with this? The dealer admitted it was a poor design as road salts, etc get kicked up in the mechanism and jam the works. Does Mazda corporation have any policy on this?
#4044 of 4469 Re: Spare Tire Hoist [phil121]
Apr 18, 2005 (9:56 pm)
Wow, that's tough. I've never attempted to pull my spare down, but I read the manual and looked at that goofy setup they have underneath and can see where there may be problems. Knock on plastic; I have not had a flat in a vehicle in many years. I have road hazard coverage on the current set of Bridgestones but, living in MN., I can emphathize with the salt causing havoc issue. Something for sure to check out.
#4045 of 4469 my k&n has changed sound
Apr 19, 2005 (12:56 am)
The sound of my k&n filter has recently changed. After about 40,000 revs the filter will make a more high pitched banger racing car type sound. is this normal? It has been fine for about 3-4 weeks now and suddenly decides to change its tone. Any help would be appreciated thanks.
#4046 of 4469 Re: Spare Tire Hoist [tccmn1]
Apr 19, 2005 (8:30 am)
Looks like Mazda has goofed in several areas which causes corrosion due to snow/ice/salt. Unfortunately they only have TSB's and no recalls. One is the alternator, and the other is coolant leak from rear heat lines, and I am having problems with both. Repairs are very expensive, $600-$700 for the first, and $500-$600 for the second. Ironically enough, one TSB indicates the use of a cover over the new alternator to prevent snow/ice getting in to the alternator, while the other TSB indicates the removal of the plastic shroud over the coolant lines in rear wheel well to prevent accumulation of snow/ice there!
#4047 of 4469 2003 MPV - Click noise on first braking after start-up
Apr 19, 2005 (12:13 pm)
Anyone have any idea what could be causing a click noise when you first apply the brakes for the first time after starting the engine? It happens only the first time you apply the brakes and sounds kind of like a clicking or maybe even a popping sound. Thank you