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#3379 of 4030 Re: 1999 millenia [pat]
May 17, 2005 (6:23 am)
I've got a '98 Millenia S w/ 109,000 miles, it's been a great car, no problems until recently. The check engine light use to turn on and off, now it just stays on - my dealer charged me $85 to tell me it was an O2 sensor that would cost $400 to replace. My airbag light has been blinking for about 30,000 miles, ever since I got a new battery. My friend had a '92 MX6 that did the same thing...What bothers me the most is the clicking sound from my suspension/wheel area when I'm turning. There's also a slight knocking noise coming from the suspension even if I'm driving on smooth road. Any thoughts and ideas of what this could be, any ballpark estimates of what this could cost? I live in the Kansas City area, any of you out there know a good mazda mechanic in this area? Any input would be appreciated, thanks.
#3380 of 4030 Re: blinking instrument lights [loukymazmil]
May 17, 2005 (12:58 pm)
When the air bag light is blinking there is an associated code specifying which air bag is malfunctioning. The Mazda dealer has replaced 2 air bags (passenger dashboard, passenger seat) and a control unit over the past 12-18 months. The problem has gone.
#3381 of 4030 Re: 1999 millenia [rmexkc]
May 17, 2005 (1:08 pm)
I can mention about the clicking noise which is more apparent during warmer days. In my case it is on the left front suspension and occurs at low speeds or while car is still and the steering is turned (nothing to do with CV joints). The replacement of the suspected bushings on the upper left control arm did not help. This morning the left suspension link was replaced. I'll find out later today if this has resolved the problem and will specify the part number if the problem has been eliminated. We might have a similar problem here but the technician at my Mazda dealership has said he will get to the bottom of this issue if the problem is still present after today's work.
May 18, 2005 (12:28 pm)
I am contemplating selling my '99 Millenia S and would like any feedback on what I can expect to get for the car. It is just getting into the 50,000 mile mark and is in excellent condition. It is fully loaded and I have kept all service records. I love the car but it is time to make a change. I am in the Phila. area.
#3383 of 4030 Re: Resale value [ohmygosh]
May 19, 2005 (2:44 am)
Besides asking here, you might also hop over to the Real-World Trade-In Values discussion and ask Terry. Be sure to read the posting guidelines (in red) so you can give him all the info he'll need to tell you what it's worth.
May 20, 2005 (6:46 am)
I purchased a black Millenia new back in '99. Had all the bells and whistles except not the "S" model.. That was a mistake as far as handling/performance was concerned. For some reason I test drove it, fell in love with the looks and the luxury, got a great deal, paid 23k, sticker was close to 30k.
I had buyers remorse for 6 years.
This is one car that I just didn't enjoy owning and was very disappointed on how it held up. I had the clicking/banging noise coming out of the suspension, the O2 sensor light always on,(had the sensor replaced and a year later it needed to be replaced again), it was slow, handled horribly, and the worst was the transmission. Every so often, the tranny would just freeze up and not shift, the TCS light and hold light would both go on for absolutely no reason and I was stuck in first gear. And no I didn't accidently hit both buttons to cause this. (I had to pull over and shut the engine then restart to resolve it) This was a recurring issue and happened several times.
This past year the car started stalling.
Other issues were, heat wouldn't kick in unless I was going over 40 mph, I couldn't change the airflow, stuck in the front vent only positions.
The car had 93k miles and finally I had enough. GM put these amazing rebates on the Saab 92x, the dealer was motivated to sell and offered me a great trade in price.
The 92x is smaller, less luxurios (but still not bad), but its everything that the Millenia is not. It's fast, agile and well built (its really a Suburu with Saab styling and touches).
So I finally have a fun car again. The Mazda was a personal nightmare. It is a nice looking vehicel though. Probably the nicest looking car I ever had.
#3385 of 4030 Re: Millenia nightmare [apollothedog]
May 20, 2005 (11:15 am)
Apollo - What did you get for your trade?
#3386 of 4030 millenia's "whine"
May 22, 2005 (9:49 am)
this strange "whine" sound starts & then stops when I stop accelerating...air filter?? accelerator cable?? I have no idea !! any suggestions on how to fix it, please...its a 1999 S with the miller engine...thanks alot for any answers
May 22, 2005 (10:49 am)
Automotive Recall and Technical Service Bulletin Titles for 1999 Mazda Millenia S V6-2.3L DOHC (Miller cycle).
0500101 APR 01 A/T - Whining/Ringing Noise in Interior
If I remember correctly it is caused by a transmission cable. Your Mazda dealer should be able to fill you in on it, but it looks like AllData has started charging for the information.
This has been discussed here before and if you go back a little in this thread you might be able to find the info here.
See messages 3307-08 and 3310.
#3388 of 4030 Miller Cycle?
May 24, 2005 (12:56 pm)
What the heck is a Miller Cycle engine? What's with Mazda and these weird engines?