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#4279 of 4469 Overheating Mazda MPV 2000
Nov 23, 2005 (2:11 pm)
Sorry about the other post, I was in a hurry to go o work and didn't get a chance to check this forum until now. I was asking about overheating readings on the guage, and idle running high when this happens. The fan is also running on high most of the time. I just had a oil change and they replaced the oil with 5/30 Kendall Syth/blend don't know if that matters. This never happened b4 but I will try to drive it again after work and see if it sill happens. Has anyone here experienced the same situation? I need some advice b4 taking it to the shop. I call my local Mazda Service and they just said bring it in and they will run tests, there's no way we can tell on the phone.
#4280 of 4469 Overheating Problem 2000 MPV
Nov 25, 2005 (8:49 pm)
Discover few days ago my MPV was overheating, after really checking it thoroughly everyday, found a little dripping of coolant at the front pass. side. Brought it to a mechanic that I usually go to and told him of this and he mentioned that he just did another one of these last week, same year and model. It was a cracked plastic radiator wher the double fan mount is. He showed me the one he took out last week and it was a vertical crack about 3 inches long. I couldnt see mine until he takes it out, but it was wet in the same area. He said the other one took him 8 hours labor. And he's done 3 (2000 & 2001 MPVs)already this year and mine is the fourth with the same problem. Oh yeah he said the other thermostat was stuck on another MPV and overheated and might have caused the crack. I saw and felt this toy radiator he pulled out and it's so thin that when I squeezed the big hose connector,it cracked. This sounds like another typical problem for these MPVs.
#4281 of 4469 1993 MPV rebuilt, mileage way down
Nov 27, 2005 (7:40 am)
blew the head gasket in my 93 MPV 2.6L and had the engine rebuilt after piston blew (coincidence??), now the gas mileage is down 1/3 what it was before. Not that it was any good before, I have taken it back three times and they keep telling me its still "tight". Its been 6 months, can't see still saying the parts are still "tight". I have changed everything including O2 sensor with no luck. Any ideas?
#4282 of 4469 Re: OVERHEATING 2000 LX [glero]
Dec 04, 2005 (3:30 pm)
Hi..wasn't sure if you found an answer yet. Sounds like either the thermostat is bad or you have a head gasket problem. I had the same problem and it was a head gasket. I shopped around and it repaired for $550.
#4283 of 4469 What kind of oil is best?
Dec 06, 2005 (2:03 pm)
I recently purchased a 93 Mazda MPV and it has no operator's manual with it and it doesn't get very good gas mileage and would like to know what is the best oil to use in it for performance and gas mileage? Also would like to know if I should have the transmission filter and fluid changed. It has 114,000 miles on it. Does anyone know where I can get an operator's manual?
#4284 of 4469 Re: What kind of oil is best? [heartcom]
Dec 07, 2005 (6:20 am)
Try eBay - I bought my 2000 MPV owner's manual through it.
#4285 of 4469 Re: What kind of oil is best? [heartcom]
Dec 07, 2005 (9:17 am)
Be careful with changing oil types (blends, synthetic, etc.) at such mileage, you could mess you engine up if you use a strong cleansing oil. The viscosity range should be stated on the filler cap, if not, any auto store can tell you. Also, have routine service done to the transmission, change of lubricant is recommended - cycle depends on climate where you live, the hotter, the more often. We live in Texas (really hot) and I do transmission services yearly. In case you are not aware, there is a filter inside that requires service. It is not a bad idea to do this. Also, I have been through the ups and downs of low mileage minivans, I have conluded that few vans actually offer mileages even close to those mentioned by EPA estimates, especially if you use AC a lot.
#4286 of 4469 Crank but won't start after tune-up
Dec 10, 2005 (5:31 pm)
I did a major tune up on a 2000 MPV last week. 2 day's later engine light came on. I took it back to mechanic who now says the car will not start and he spent 6 hours diagnosing the cause without success. I guess I should have taken the car to the dealer in the first place.
Any ideas, please? Thanks
#4287 of 4469 Can't get to forum via search
Dec 14, 2005 (8:27 am)
I used to be able to get to this forum by typing "mazda mpv" as the search string for the forums. But now it gives an error message, and the only way I can get to this is via the vehicle menu. Any idea why?
#4288 of 4469 Re: Can't get to forum via search [nls]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 14, 2005 (10:18 am)
a few burps in new servers...it'll be fine.