Last post on Oct 27, 2006 at 8:04 PM
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Mazda MPV, Van
#4290 of 4469 Re: Crank but won't start after tune-up [musa1]
Dec 22, 2005 (8:49 am)
I have the same problem. My mechanic is getting a "Non-Specified" error when he hooks it to the computer. The only thing that happened that was unusual was my husband tripped the alarm system. The mechanic suspects it has "shut-off" the fuel. He gets a good fuel pressure reading so he thinks it's security system related. We tried to find the reset button but unlike all other early Mazdas, there is no distributor in the 2000 MPV.
Anyone have any ideas? I called Mazda and they're insisting it come in to the dealership. In my case that involves towing it over 50 miles.
#4291 of 4469 Re: Crank but won't start after tune-up [lostinaylt]
Dec 22, 2005 (9:28 am)
Just heard from my mechanic.... They were able to get the engine started long enough to diagnose and find the problem (hopefully) They are replacing the Cam Sensor. It runs about $139 for the part and about $40 in labor.
I hope this helps.
#4292 of 4469 Re: High Idle Problems On 96 MPV need help [jgambale]
Dec 24, 2005 (7:27 am)
#4293 of 4469 Idle Air Control Valve
Dec 26, 2005 (1:52 pm)
My 2003 MPV LX has recently started having problems with idling after starting, and soon dies. I have seen a few posts regarding this issue. I found a noise in one specific part as the van dies and I believe it to be the Idle Air Control Valve. Is there anyone able to identify this part? I can email a picture if there is anyone that can help me.
#4294 of 4469 Re: Idle Air Control Valve [larkin0326]
Dec 26, 2005 (2:52 pm)
Update: It looks like it may be the EGR valve. Anyone have any experience with thist?
#4295 of 4469 Re: 2002 MPV Runs Rough (CEL comes on, etc.) [exit56]
Dec 26, 2005 (5:55 pm)
I don't know if this is your problem or not. But I had something similar on my '03 MPV. Turned out to be a cracked PVC pipe, which was on recall. We went to one dealer who didn't have time to help, and I called another dealer who recognized the problem right away and had it running back to normal.
#4296 of 4469 2001 MPV hot smell, sometimes sulfur smell
Jan 01, 2006 (6:26 pm)
I have been noticing a hot smell from the front passenger side of the engine. Sometimes it smells like sulfur. Around the time it first occurred a week or so ago, the check engine light came on and has stayed on. Could this be a PCV or some other component?
#4297 of 4469 Re: 2001 MPV hot smell, sometimes sulfur smell [burroughs3]
Jan 02, 2006 (6:46 am)
It is definitely a sulfur smell, and not a burning smell? If you are in the snow belt, there is a possibility that your alternator could be going bad, but I don't think that it will trigger a CEL. Did you get the code read at AutoZone?
#4298 of 4469 Re: 2001 MPV hot smell, sometimes sulfur smell [nls]
Jan 02, 2006 (8:08 am)
It was only a sulfur smell once. Last night after driving from Columbus to Cincinnati (100 miles) it was just a burning smell on the front passenger side under the hood: the alternator is down under on that side. Hmmmm. No, I have not had the code read at Auto Zone. Do you mean the parts store?
#4299 of 4469 Re: 2001 MPV hot smell, sometimes sulfur smell [burroughs3]
Jan 02, 2006 (4:37 pm)
Yes, the parts store - they read codes for free and tell you what it is, so that you will buy any needed parts there. Other shops will charge you a lot for doing the same thing. My alternator lasted for about six months after the first episode of very bad electrical burning smell, but CEL usually does not come on with an alternator problem - mostly the battery light.