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#3664 of 4030 02 millenia!! Transmission SUks!
May 19, 2006 (2:02 pm)
i have a 2002 Millenia P beautiful lookin car inside and out..
unfortunately under the hood is another problem..last yr with only 29k the transmission went and Mazda replaced it under warantee...I drove it for a week and felt something wasnt right so I brought it back and they stated the tranny was bad and they put another one in...This month I brought it in again b.c the airbag light kept blinking ( a problem which has been fixed 3 times already) and in the meantime they told me the tranny is bad again! dealer states that i got lucky that I can get it replaces since its still under a yr warentee but then goes on to say that the car is 250miles over the 12k mile limit for a tranny replacement!
it costs about 3500 for a new transmission!! how on earth can a car go through 4 transmissions with only 41k??? what to do what to do??
May 20, 2006 (6:24 am)
I just bought a 96 Millenia with the 2.5 l engine.
The car has seen better days, but I believe it's worth fixing up. At 150k and with a few, um, cosmetic challenges, it runs well and I got it for a beater price.
However, it needs four new ball joints in front and at least the left half shaft and maybe the right as well.
Some of this I am certainly going to have done; other items I will take care of myself.
My question to you: Can you please point me towards the resources available online? Any enthusiasts group, any person's web site would be most welcome.
Also, what about manuals? Haynes, Chilton? Is the factory manual worth it, and where does one get it?
Any and all hints will be most welcome.
Thanks in advance,
#3666 of 4030 Re: Tail Light Bulb Replacement [01_milly_s]
May 24, 2006 (7:11 pm)
Did we get an answer on this one? I've got the same problem.
#3667 of 4030 Re: sunroof controls & heated seats [bwe]
May 25, 2006 (8:17 am)
Hi I am having problems with both my Sunroof and Steering wheel tilt. Have you found a solution for this problem? Thanks for the help if any you can provide.
#3668 of 4030 Sunroof and Steering wheel tilt. 98 Millenia L
May 25, 2006 (8:41 am)
I have a 98 millenia L, fully loaded. I am having what I figure to be electrical problems. First my Sunroof opens but does not close, I figure there is a short because I can here the motor wanting to turn over when I hit the switch but nothing happens, I literraly have to sit there for ten minutes before the sunroof closes in two inch intervals. This problem sucks. Second is the steering wheel tilt button. Once I push to put it in automatic so that it would go to the position I am comfortable with when I turn the car on, once I turn the car off it goes all the way up so as to give me room to come out of the car. But sometimes when I turn the car on it stays in the upright position until I either keep playing with the switch or unplug the battery and let the system reset itself. If any one out there has a solution to this problem please let me know. I am looking to sell my car but get these problems fixed. I would appreciate any help or advice.
Millenia Lover 06'
#3670 of 4030 RE: Tail Light
May 31, 2006 (4:49 am)
I do not know if this is the answer, but if you open your trunk and the tail light curves into it their are 2 screws that are holding the tail light on. I think on some of the Toyota's they only have a couple of screws that hold the lights in place. If you have not looked at this yet give it a try.
I will get back to the MPG's this weekend, but before I left on my trip city mileage was at 24.32 mpg's on my '02 S.
Jun 03, 2006 (9:20 am)
My MPG on my trip was as follows: 29.3, 28.6 with a crosswind, 29.6, and 31.25 with the a/c running. This was doing 70 mph with the cruise control on. All driving was on the interstate and using premium unleaded gas. Gas prices were running $3.01, $3.04, and $2.89 locally at Costco. This was a round trip covering the same road so the first and last mpg's were the same stretch of interstate and the middle two were the same stretch. I was pleased with these mileages because this is the best that I have done on a trip for overall mileage. I guess it does make a difference doing a lower speed limit, posted speed limit was 75 mph. I was surprised that there was a lot of people who were doing under the posted speed limit.
Jun 03, 2006 (6:01 pm)
Im have been offered a 2001 mazda millenia S for $9800. It has 69,000 miles and a few scratches both exterior and interior. But the engine was good as far as I can see after test driving it. However, it only takes premium gas. The salesman said that I dont have to put Premium gas all the time. So First question, is he correct? wont it hurt the engine or supercharger? Finally is it a good buy all in all? and What kind of problems can i expect?
I would appreciate any advise i can get.
Thank you very much.
#3673 of 4030 Re: Need help [mobile1ph]
Jun 04, 2006 (5:07 pm)
mobile1ph: I have a 2000 - Millennium Edition (which has been a lemon since day 1 when I bought it 2 years ago) I was told the same thing about the premium gas and I ended up putting in lower, middle and premium grades alternatively. I just put a new fuel injector in the car along with plugs, and two new coils. I get about 15mpg on average and will only use the premium fuel now. I've heard really good things about the millennia and I've heard bad things that seem pretty consistent with is model. After nearly two years of check engine light problems that has been a mystery to every certified mechanic that I've taken it to (Mazda dealership included), It's not that fun to drive anymore when all of my money is going in the tank and constant expensive repairs - NOT to mention that the gas that goes into the tank is more than the car payment itself! good luck!!!