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Mazda Millenia, Sedan
#3811 of 4030 Re: Bogging issuses!! [jmacneill]
Apr 13, 2007 (9:00 pm)
If when you hit the gas it revs up but do not respond by accelerating then it seems like a timing belt problem. If the car loses power while driving then the engine may need to be rebuilt(egg shaped cylinders). This is based on what my mechanic told me about my car. I do not know if your car has TCS which runs off the vacuum system. A bad valve could cause this problem but you would be getting check engine light and the mechanic should get the code.
The problem with this car is that the mechanics only want to change parts or the whole engine but do not want to be responsible for their diagnosis which is always wrong at first. I spent over $1200 last year on bad diagnosis and eventually even fixed $800 worth of problems for free. All I had to do was clean motor brush residue from the motor and that was it. They wanted me to replace the motor for almost $400 plus 2 hours labor. Took me 15 minutes. The mechanics just aren't trustworthy anymore.
The bottom line is that this car is junk. For its original cost the blue book value is just about nothing today. I would advise everyone with a Mazda Millenia to move on and cut their losses. The quote to repair my car is $3400 for the engine, $2800 for the manifold with precat and $2500 for labor. The car was bought for $5000 and the blue book value is $1600-$2000. Go get a used honda or toyota before this thing break your bank account. The Ford Mustang was the last great American car. Mazda is crap!
#3812 of 4030 MM S 2002 need advise
Apr 23, 2007 (6:45 pm)
The check engine light came on the first day. TCS off lights comes on when I accelerate to about 60mph and car begins to jerk. I just noticed a little white smoke when I start the car for about 30 sec in the morning. I took it to a mechanic friend. His advise, "sell it, there may be hidden and serious problems, the supercharged engine is complicated". I have hard the car for a month. I am the second owner and the carfax report is clean. I am inclined to sell it,because I dont want to spend thousands of dollars for a problems that cannot be easily diagnosed and fixed. Does anyone know of a good honest mechanic in the Massachusetts area (Boston). Its hard to find one these days. I will go to Auto zone and get a computer read. What I have read so far about the S engine scares me.
#3813 of 4030 Re: MM S 2002 need advise [lito1]
Apr 24, 2007 (7:00 am)
Had the same problem except my car is not a turbocharged engine.. My problem was a vacuum leak. Check the vacuum hoses for a leak. it may be so small you can't see the whole but sometimes there is cracking at the hose inlet ports. And switch your gas to 89 Octane.
Apr 25, 2007 (6:34 pm)
So here I am walking down the used cars parking lot, and what do I see.. a 2002 Mazda Millenia S. Fell in love with the car the moment I seen it. Opened a loan for the car at $12k.
Now here I am in the shop with the car about three months later, replacing the catylitic converter. Get the car back and now Ive got an engine light again. Car has been acting really wierd, sometimes it will idle all the way up to 2500rpms and just stay there, like the accelerator is stuck or something.
SO yea. I want to get rid of this thing, so Im trying to trade it in for a new car.. the manager drives my car and tells me the suspension is going out and its a piece of crap car to begin with, offers me 5k for it.
Wow. Im just kind of lost on what to do now. Trade it in and take 7k onto the next car loan??
#3815 of 4030 Re: problems! [milleniaproblm]
Apr 26, 2007 (5:35 am)
Instead of losing 5K, spend a little more to put your TLC into it, take it to the dealer. The acceleration could be as simple as a sensor as it happened to me. And if its a computer problem, the dealer diagnostics are usually much better than a regular mechanics shop. I have a mechanic that changes the normal wear and tear items and if its a recurring problem especially with a turbocharged engine the dealer may be the best money for your buch. Imagine going to your mechanic for the same thing 2-3 times and everytime its something new. Do yourself a favor a visit a dealer service station. That's what I would do and I've owned a millenia for about 7 years now. Good Luck!!!
Apr 25, 2007 (9:56 am)
sunroof will slide open and go up or down but, have a diificut time closing the sunroof. I replaced the switch however, I have the same problem.
#3817 of 4030 Re: Sunroof and Steering wheel tilt. 98 Millenia L [joeblack377]
Apr 26, 2007 (10:28 am)
Did you ever get your sunroof fixed. I have the same problem. I replaced the switch and it did no solve the problem.
It opens goes up and down but have trouble closing the roof.
#3818 of 4030 Any Advice Would be TRULY APPRECIATED...
Apr 27, 2007 (8:06 am)
This is what I have to get fixed on my 140,000 95 Mazda Millenia S:
-Valve Gasket Covers
-Rear Main Seals
-Front Main Seals
-Oil Pan Gasket
The car is paid for but should I just get a new car you think? Any advice is truly appreciated,
#3819 of 4030 Re: problems! [milleniaproblm]
May 06, 2007 (7:16 am)
Our 96 Millenia has started to cut out when the tach reaches 2500rpms. This happens after the car warms up, but is intermittent, some days it doesn't happen at all, other days you can't drive 2 miles and it starts to act up.
Diagnostics shows Mass Airflow Sensor problem and a MAF problem and a crankshaft position sensor problem.
Dealer wants $1100.00 for MAS $750.00 for crank shaft position sensor and $70.00 for MAF with no guarantee that this will correct the problem. It's as if a REV limiter comes into play at 2500 RPM. Any ideas ?
#3820 of 4030 '01 millenia: ? timing belt
May 11, 2007 (7:59 pm)
have 62k on an '01 millenia
do you all have a suggestion for when to change the timing belt?
any other comments regarding this car (had for 2 yrs) would be appreciated