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#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.
#3774 of 4030 Re: Replace Supercharger or Car [cliffordransom]
Feb 21, 2007 (7:26 am)
i have a 99 Mellina and I bought the base model for a reason....Their are three motors for this car the miller cycle, super charger and base. I bought base and MADE SURE the engine was built in Japan and not US. The miller cycle has a issue with the oil compression system which blows out. it cost $5000 just to fix that...so i stayed away. The supercharger is nice but it goes out around 35 to 55K miles. So think about it for the cost of a charger you can buy a base engine and put it in if the charger goes up for about $1000. So have fun and save a thousand and if the charger goes up again replace the engine with a base engine but make sure the serial number starts with a J. Keep in mind that the base engine is not as powerful but it wont break on you
#3775 of 4030 Re: Help! Millenia S Problems, keep or fix? 155 K [oastler]
Feb 21, 2007 (7:33 am)
Dude...$1500 to replace valve cover gasket's. Who are you taking your car too...rip off amaerica? I replace mine and I bought the gaskets from the dealer for $40.00 it took me two hour to replace them. If i took it to a shop they wanted to charge me $200.00. If you pay $1500 for that you are seriously getting ripped. You can keep the car if nothing is wrong with the charger. But please dont pay that much for such a small job...you may want to really reconsider who is working on your car. I have a 99 with 172,000 it's purring like a kitten. change your oil to fully synthetic and never go back to regular oil. and get your valve covers changed..it can cause other issues and if you have to add 2 quarts every twoo or three fillups..you are having bigger issues than gaskets
#3776 of 4030 Re: Where to find used Mazda wheels? [mommapea]
Feb 21, 2007 (7:59 am)
find a shop that specializes in repairing bent rims. it should cost no more than $150
#3777 of 4030 Re: Replace Supercharger or Car [lthomas110]
Feb 21, 2007 (9:55 am)
What are you talking about?
There were only two engines in the Millenia: a 2.3L Miller Cycle engine with a Lysolm compressor and a 2.5L normally aspirated engine. Both engines in the Millenia were only produced in Japan.
You cannot simply swap engines if you have one and would like the other.
#3778 of 4030 Re: Replace Supercharger or Car [2002mazda]
Feb 21, 2007 (7:01 pm)
I have the same problem in the morning too, mine is a 99' S
with 109K and loving it. I haven't notice any degrade in engine performace - the spped of this car just amazing!
how much does it cost to fix the supercharge without timing belt?
#3779 of 4030 Re: Just Purchased a Used 2002 Mazda Millenia..Now What? [rc21839]
Feb 21, 2007 (7:10 pm)
take it to your local Firestone and tell them you want a safety check on the car. they charge $21 yes $21 out the door. you going to love this car especially a S model.
they are very hard to come by these day.