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Mazda MPV, Van
#8021 of 8223 Re: Finally! Mazda will fix my issue on 2003 MPV! [shirohniichan]
Apr 10, 2007 (10:52 am)
I've read a few instances of the OEM Dunlops wearing out prematurely in late teens. Most though have worn out mid-late twenties to mid thirties. That your Hydroedge would wear out at 23,000 miles is unheard of. Those are a 80,000 mile tire I believe. Even at 30 psi, which really isn't that bad, to result in such drastic wearing and no cupping or unusualy wearing.
I think I would take the van in and have it looked at where you bought your tires. I also have the Hydroedge on my list of possible buys when I replace the OEM Dunlops.
#8022 of 8223 Steering Squeak and Front Creak Update
Apr 11, 2007 (8:19 pm)
Got my van back from the friendly Polar Bear people and it seems to be solid. The weather has been poor to test out the squeak and creak though - wet and cold is not the best weather to hear this noise. Once it warms up this weekend and dries up here in the Twin Cities, I'll know for sure if we have this thing licked. $1300 was the final bill plus 10 days of a rental car - all covered by that extended warranty I deliberated in buying in 2003! I think it's paid for itself now! Perserverance paid off - 3 years of pestering them. Don't just stand for a grease job of the steering mechanism; get the rack replaced!
#8023 of 8223 Re: Steering Squeak and Front Creak Update [tcc21]
Apr 12, 2007 (9:03 am)
Do you notice anymore those front-end rattle and vibration?
Did you buy the Extended warranty from the Mazda dealer or those online warranty sites.
I've been shopping online but I hate those follow-up calls from their hungry sales peresons. My Mazda warranty will last till next March, and I am thinking about buying that as an insurance mainly on the transmission.
#8024 of 8223 Re: Steering Squeak and Front Creak Update [kinko]
Apr 12, 2007 (3:04 pm)
Front end seems tight and even a bit stiff in the steering.
No more squeak yet. There still is a creak though when going over speed bumps or high dips, etc. from the front end. No rattle anymore yet either. I thought this was to take care of the CREAKING too, but that must be another issue! I bought an extended warranty - 100K miles or 6 years for 1600 dollars when I bought the car. I made SURE it was a MAZDA approved warranty with NO DEDUCTABLE and with rental coverage! There are many lesser types around...be careful to be sure it can be used at ANY AUTHORIZED Mazda dealer...not just some!
#8025 of 8223 check engine light
Apr 13, 2007 (1:57 pm)
Hello, I have a 01 mpv with 68000 miles. I am the only owner. My check engine light came on about 2 months ago. I had it checked and mech said that codes p0300, p0306 and p0031 were on. He said they discovered an "upper intake plenium leaking air, 2 oxygen sensors with bad heaters, worn spark plug wires" He recommended replacing all sensors and spark plug wires. TOtal cost= $1800.
Help, does this sound worth fixing, can I leave it alone? What will happen if I dont fix it. I just finished paying off the car so I own it.
thanks for your help
#8026 of 8223 Re: check engine light [grobby]
Apr 16, 2007 (2:21 pm)
It sounds like you need a second opinion. Was this a dealer?
#8027 of 8223 Re: check engine light [maltb]
Apr 17, 2007 (11:11 am)
No, it was a local shop who did the inspection. Does this sound out of the ordinary?
thanks for your reply!
#8028 of 8223 Re: check engine light [grobby]
Apr 18, 2007 (1:12 pm)
It would depend on how the diagnosis was done. If the tech is simply changing parts based off the codes that were pulled, I'd run away.
Many times, one problem can cause multiple codes (or issues). in cases like this, it's nice to have someone like a dealer technician with factory manuals and serice bulletins to do a proper diagnosis.
#8029 of 8223 Re: check engine light [grobby]
Apr 19, 2007 (12:36 pm)
I agree with Maltb. Run away...
That's a lot to spend on some questionable codes - like one causing another..
#8030 of 8223 2000 Mazda MPV stuck in park. Electrical issue?
Apr 22, 2007 (6:20 pm)
I purchased this car from a Mazda dealer on 1/27/07. I fell in love immediately. Before buying it I read the carfax report which noted that thecar had had electrical work done on it in the past. This was immediately reason for alarm as I brought it up to the salesman. He assured me that it was nothing to worry about (he's a salesman... I know) .
Tonight, I started my car and noticed right away that the radio would not come on. The clock wasn't lit up or anything. Then I noticed my Sirius satellite radio receiver (plugged into the cigarette lighter) wasn't on either. I directly attributed this to an electrical problem. When I attempted to put the car in gear, I could not. The gear is stuck and the box that highlights the gears: P (park), R (reverse), D (drive) is not showing up. Is this directly related to an electrical problem? Could it be a fuse or would extensive work need to be done?