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#3764 of 4030 Replace Supercharger or Car
Jan 21, 2007 (8:03 am)
I have a 2002 Millenia S with 93k miles. This car has been great and I really enjoy driving it. Recently however it started blowing a significant amount of smoke and burning oil. The smoke is especially noticeable on start-up. I brought it into Mazda to have it checked and they advised me that the supercharger needs to be replaced. I also need to change the timing belt and the total cost for Mazda to perform this work is over $5k.
I would hope to get another 75k - 100k out out this car however am concerned about this being the begining of ongoing costly repairs. Does anyone have experience with a similar problem and have there been problems beyond the supercharger?
#3765 of 4030 Replace Supercharger or Car
Jan 21, 2007 (10:31 am)
Did you see any diference on power?
#3766 of 4030 Re: Replace Supercharger or Car [mazdamillenia]
Jan 21, 2007 (11:21 am)
No. Other than the smoke and having to add oil there has been no noticable performance differnce.
#3767 of 4030 Re: Replace Supercharger or Car [2002mazda]
Feb 04, 2007 (6:00 pm)
This is a very good question and I would like to know peoples impression of the reliability of the Supercharger.
I have a 2000 S and had the supercharger go out at about 60000 miles. It was paid for with an extended warrantee I had bought when I got the car used at 25000. I don't usually get extended warrantees but I did this time for some reason and I'm glad I did.
the Supercharger was about $4,000 to replace including labor.
Now, is it going to go out in another 60000 or do they typically last much longer?
Maybe I should keep it another 50000 and get rid of it or take a chance and keep it.
#3768 of 4030 Re: Bogus Mazda Wheels [shubedo44]
Feb 11, 2007 (8:49 am)
I keep procrastinating but I'm going to try going to the extended warranty I paid for. The dealer wouldn't do anything for me. I doubt they'll do anything and they'll try to say it's my fault but I'll try to remember to post whatever result I do get.
#3769 of 4030 Help! Millenia S Problems, keep or fix? 155 K
Feb 18, 2007 (7:37 pm)
I am the original owner of a 1995 Millenia S, bought in Nov of 1995. It has been a good car with the exception of one time when it conked out on me by blowing out the radiator with 95k on it. For several years the supercharger has supposedly been leaking oil into the engine where it has been burned up, a little at first but now at 155K it is starting to worry me as I put maybe 2 quarts in every 2 or 3 fillups. I took it into the shop that I have used before, it seems okay, and they tell me that the valve covers are leaking badly. I haven't seen much oil on my garage floor at all though. I wonder if the supercharger's condition is related to it. Do I spend the $1500 to fix the valve covers? Do I get a used supercharger to get me another 50k if its cheap? Kind of a tough question....
I like the car though so I figure if it will buy me another 2 years or so it might be worth it...
On another note, can anyone confirm if the timing belt goes out it will not screw up the engine? It has been about 60k since my last replacement.
Also, can anyone point me to a good Atlanta Mazda shop? Any help is appreciated.
#3770 of 4030 Just Purchased a Used 2002 Mazda Millenia..Now What?
Feb 19, 2007 (6:36 am)
First let me preface this post by saying, I know nothing about cars. I just purchased a 2002 Mazda Millenia from a reputable used car dealer (if there's still such a thing) and want to get it completely checked out to make sure its not a lemon. My question is..what exactly do I say when I take it to the mechanic? Do i explain to him that I just purchased this car and want to check it out? Additionally, how much should this cost me?
#3771 of 4030 Re: Bogus Mazda Wheels [jariac]
Feb 19, 2007 (8:19 pm)
I have had wheel problems also, they have had to grind down the chrome on the wheels that keeps flaking off and tires don't seat well and the bead breaks. I have lost a couple of tires because of this, have just been real careful checking the pressure, have had to add quite a bit, a real headache for sure. Seems that Mazda won't do anything about it as I have complained to them about it also.,
#3772 of 4030 Re: Replace Supercharger or Car [2002mazda]
Feb 19, 2007 (8:23 pm)
My 2001 Millenia S had the Lysholm Compressor go out at 32,000 miles under warranty, this another area that they should do something about, yes it would have been over $4000 to replace it. I figured that it may run for quite a while with a new one but have been worried that it may happen again, I wonder how many this has happened too. I called them about it once and they said nationally that it was not a problem.
#3773 of 4030 Re: Door lock [meanmech]
Feb 21, 2007 (7:19 am)
you have a little black box that should be under the seat whick controls the lock system. they sometime go bad and malfunction that way. You have a few options...go to the dealer and buy the control box take it somewhere and have them replace it or go to the dealer.