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#4070 of 4469 2001 MPV TRANSMISSION FAILURE
May 16, 2005 (3:19 pm)
Hi, I'm new to this and needless to say very upset with Mazda. I have a 2001 mpv with 44,000 miles on it. On thursday I noticed for the 1st time the van wasn't handling properly so on friday morning I brought it into the dealership. Only to be told my transmission is shot completely and they want $3815 not including labor and taxes to replace it.
2 weeks earlier I had it checked and the trans fluid was pink and full. No reason to do anything with it.
I contacted mazda's 800 # and as of today no one from mazda has gotten back to me. Oh they were sure to tell me that I'm 4 1/2 months out of warranty!!!
#4071 of 4469 Re: High Pitch Whine [blouiedog1]
May 17, 2005 (6:34 am)
See if you can get a mechanic to isolate the source of the noise, but on my van I was told it was from the alternator. Mazda has a TSB about possible alternator failure from corrosion due to road salt in areas with severe snow and ice, and now they recommend the use of a shield. So far my alternator has not failed, but quite a few have had theirs go bad fairly early. It is an expensive repair.
#4072 of 4469 Re: 2001 MPV TRANSMISSION FAILURE [geniedroth]
May 17, 2005 (8:31 am)
$3,815 not including labor? Thats kind of steep.Why can't they rebuilt it instead of replacing it? I would go to another dealer and get a second opinion on the transmission.Keep pressureing Mazda to at least split the cost of repair with you as it is ridiculous to only get 44,000 out of a transmission.
#4073 of 4469 Re: 03 MPV LX - Squeaking in steering [tccmn1]
May 17, 2005 (10:09 am)
I don't own an MPV, but the same exact problem occurred with my Mazda 626.
I brought it to the dealer and they "greased" it , but did not fix the problem.
Right before the 50K warrenty ran out , I brought it in again and they gave me an entire "new" steering wheel column. Never had the problem again, didn't need to pay for it because of the warranty. But the cost of the whole job was just under $1000.00 dollars.
#4074 of 4469 Update on Steering Wheel Creaking
May 18, 2005 (9:15 pm)
Well, my friendly north of St. Paul dealer had the MPV for two days - gave me an F150 Pickup with a V8 loaner gas hog - and STILL have not found the problem. Maybe, they should replace the steering column as was stated by K203206?!? They KNOW of the problem!! Mazda Central KNOWS of the problem, but have no fix yet. How can this be?? If the steering column is making the noise, why not replace that? They were going to replace the RACK and PINNION assembly, but MAZDA told them NO! It would not be the fix! So, it's documented, but not fixed yet! Can you beat this? Whatever!
If MAZDA CENTRAL discovers the 'fix', it will be fully covered; no matter when...according to my friendly No. St. Paul dealer. How fun...not!
#4075 of 4469 I think I have the same noise
May 20, 2005 (8:07 am)
I saw your post. I have a 2000MPV with 33,000 miles, for towo years now, when I cold start the engine, I hear a loud humming, coming from the front end, more on the drivers side.
It always occurs when the engine is cold, it can start by stepping onthe brake, shifting gears, or sometimes making a turn. It always goes away when the engine warms up. I have brought it into 3 shops and no one knows what it is. I changed the drive belt, but it didn't help.
I have read threads here about the IAC. If anyone has a solid idea of what this is I would really appreciate it.
#4077 of 4469 Re: I think I have the same noise [nls]
May 20, 2005 (2:25 pm)
It's an easy DIY job too, if you're so inclined. Not terribly expensive if you go to one of the online parts places either.
#4078 of 4469 Re: High Pitch Whine [nls]
May 23, 2005 (3:45 am)
Thanks for the information. When I brought it to a mechanic he found a cracking, slightly gunked up serpentine belt, and changed that. But I still hear the high pitch noise. Will have my alternator checked. By the way, what do you consider expensive? any idea how much this could run? just so I can have a heads up-can't do without an alternator obviously. Thanks again.