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#4043 of 4469 Spare Tire Hoist
Apr 18, 2005 (6:01 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 (8:56 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 18, 2005 (11:56 pm)
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 (7:30 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 (11:13 am)
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
#4048 of 4469 Re: tire recommendation for MPV [mcspak]
Apr 20, 2005 (6:52 am)
actually, mazda recommends H rated for MPV. T is only one step below. Mroe importantly, micheling has the same load rating as mazda recommends.
so, it is OK. yes, some dealers will not install T because Mazda recommends H.
#4049 of 4469 Spare tire
Apr 20, 2005 (2:52 pm)
In my past praise of the MPV I always complained the ashtray was too small - (pun) as I never had a problem with the van.
The above posts did remind me that my two flat tires were a real pain with the spare. The first thought was "Where's the spare, I can't be this dumb?". The second one was "Who's the idiot that designed this?".
We have no snow in Houston so salts corrosion is not a problem - it's laying down in a puddle half under the van getting the spare off the cable. I carry a jump suit in the van now just in case.
And the ashtray is too small.....
#4050 of 4469 Mazda MPV wont stay in 2WD????? HELP!!!
Apr 20, 2005 (4:42 pm)
I have a 1993 Mazda MPV 4x4, as soon as I click it out of 4 wheel drive into 2 wheel drive, it goes into 2wd and then right back into 4wd. I can't get it to stay in 2wd. Whats wrong with it???
Thanks in adavance
#4051 of 4469 Re: Mazda MPV wont stay in 2WD????? HELP!!! [mazda4x4van1]
Apr 23, 2005 (5:18 pm)
enjoy the full time 4wd. just kidding !
#4052 of 4469 Re: Annoying [slimster]
Apr 25, 2005 (5:22 am)
I am having the same problem. I have an '00 MPV that I just bought 2 weeks ago. At first the noise would only happen after I got to the first stop sign and after I accelerated, it would go away. However this morning, it was a little colder than normal, and it happened at almost every stop. Also, this morning was the first time I noticed the RPM's moving with the noise... Does anyone out there know what the IAC valve is and the cost of repair? (if that's what the prob is) I'm still under a 1,000 mile warranty from the dealership where I got the van but would like to know if it's worth the hassle or a quick fix.