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Mazda MPV, Van
#8033 of 8223 Re: 2000 Mazda MPV stuck in park. Electrical issue? [sankofa_blak]
Apr 24, 2007 (9:04 am)
That made no sense to me though because aren't these things made for such a function?
Yes and No. Power ports on cars originally were cigarette lighters. Now, some cars only have power ports (that won't work as a lighter socket) and other cars have lighter sockets. The problem is that there is no good standard for what what plugs into those ports. I have seen some pretty crappy plugs on different accessories and if they get bumped the wrong way, they can short out.
I believe on your MPV, it's a lighter socket (Mazda P/N G13H-66-250). So, if you aren't using it light cigarettes, you might want to swap it out for a power port (Mazda P/N LD47-66-290).
#8034 of 8223 Re: check engine light [grobby]
May 03, 2007 (9:17 am)
The P0300 is a random misfire and P0306 is a misfire in cylinder 6. P0031 is HO2S heater (RF) circuit low ON 2 O2 sensor heater (oxygen sensor).
Because of the age and mileage of your vehicle, changing the spark plugs and wires is probably due. Something is effecting the oxygen sensor. It might be as easy as replacing the sensor or it could be something else. Personally, I would get a second opinion before I spend $1800. That seems high for the things you listed.
#8035 of 8223 DESPERATE FOR HELP WITH STARTING PROBLEMS.
May 18, 2007 (2:24 pm)
Our 2002 Mazda MPV ES has only about 40K miles, but it has acquired a problem that has our mechanic MYSTIFIED! It will start right away, but then the engine will cut out as soon as you let off the gas pedal! Then you will have to sit with it, giving steady gas for about 15-20 minutes, until it will finally let you take your foot off the gas pedal. Although this sounds like the problem is that the engine is cold, in reality it seems unrelated. The engine will keep dying even once the engine temp gauge shows the engine is well warmed up. In fact the problem COMES AND GOES, unrelated to whether its a cold day or warm day. There might be a week or so without any problem whatsoever, and then suddenly----THERE IT IS AGAIN! There is no clear pattern! On the bad days, I might get it into drive and start going by continuously giving it gas while shifting into drive, and I might get a couple of blocks, and then the engine will cut off even while driving at freeway speeds! Its scary! We tried premium gas with fuel injector cleaner. The mechanic did a complete engine diagnostic, and it passed with flying colors. He has ruled out fuel pump problems because of the inconsistency of the problem. He thinks it may be something with the electrical system, but doesnt know where to look. Anybody heard of anything like this with a Mazda?
#8036 of 8223 Re: DESPERATE FOR HELP WITH STARTING PROBLEMS. [elie]
May 18, 2007 (4:10 pm)
Maybe the Idle Air Control valve is going bad.
#8037 of 8223 Re: DESPERATE FOR HELP WITH STARTING PROBLEMS. [elie]
May 18, 2007 (5:22 pm)
Your coils could be going bad.
Did he check the fuel pump for suffecient pressure? Keep a full tank of gas, if that helps any then I'd say the fuel pump...maybe filter. Just a guess.
#8038 of 8223 Help - major problems?
Jun 19, 2007 (6:40 am)
HELP-I have a 2000 mpv - just replaced the transmission about a month ago.
Last nite I tried to back out of parking spot and the car started screaching when I tried to put it in reverse-sounded like metal-on-metal and there was a burning metal smell. The van wouldn't go into neutral and wouldn't turn off. I put it into drive and the screaching stopped.
Couldn't turn it off because it would start screaching if I took it out of drive - turning off the key wouldn't help - the van would still run -
I had to remove the fuel pump fuse to stop the engine.
Once the engine was off I tried to remove the key and put the van into Park - immediatley the starter engaged without the key even being turned.
Had it towed to the transmission shop but they say it has nothing to do with the transmission - maybe electrical.
Does anyone know what's going on?
Thanks so much
#8039 of 8223 Re: Help - major problems? [mom3rugrats]
Jun 19, 2007 (9:10 am)
Do you have a remote starting system?
#8040 of 8223 Re: Steering Squeak and Front Creak Update [tcc21]
Jun 20, 2007 (12:26 pm)
my squeaky steering problem is still not fixed. They lube it 2-3 month ago, and it got better but it did not fixed it.
Now I was told that the clock spring needs to be replaced. Meanwhile, I asked them to check out the vibration coming thru the steer wheel from the front-end. Hopeful there is not problem with the suspension. This time I had to checked out a rental paid by Mazda, and it is the first time since I'd bought it 3 years ago. What bugs me was the bumpy and stiff ride I felt from my 3 years old MPV, comparing to the ride in a 06 or 07 Hyundai Sonata rental. That Sonata with the V6 is very FAST and SMOOTH. Maybe it is the fact that the MPV sits higher than a car.
Jun 22, 2007 (5:25 pm)
I got a $19 oil change at my Mazda dealership the other day, discounted down from $34. They did a good job with the oil change, used Valvoline... and even gave it a quick wash after.
They did try to sell quite a bit though. I'm currently at 28k, and they wanted me to do the 30k mile service. That would have been $540... which I declined. They said the OEM Dunlop tires still had about 7k on them and asked if I wanted a rotation and balance. I stated I would be replacing them within about 5 months. I did get some quotes on tire prices though. They didn't carry any of the tires I was interested in. A replacement set of OEM Dunlops were $189 a piece with $60 to mount and balance them all... a definite pass on the Dunlops.
#8042 of 8223 Happy Birthday...
Jul 01, 2007 (8:02 am)
to my MPV. Exactly 3 years ago today I drove her home from the dealership with 12 miles on the odometer. The family and I have been very pleased thus far with the overall quality and reliability (knock on wood). Still get comments on it's stylish good looks... just like the jipster.