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Mazda Millenia, Sedan
Jul 14, 2007 (4:51 pm)
I have a 1995 Mazda Millenia with 198,000 miles on it and the 2.5 L V6 and as im driving on the freeway or even the side streets sometimes, the car will jerk forward like theres a clog in the fuel line or something. Sometimes I hit the gas and it still jerks whether at 70 miles per hour and then it will go away. It even does this when the cruise control is on. Also, when I come to a stop the engine will die sometimes. It usually restarts after one turn of the ignition but sometimes it requires 2 or 3 turns to get started again. Does anyone know why im having this problem and how I can fix it? I tried putting in a full tank of premium gas and also those fuel system cleaners but neither helped the problem. Today I replaced the fuel filter and I havent driven it enough to see if that fixed the problem. I also rebooted the fuel system, for lack of a better term, by pulling out the fuel system chip in the fuse box as the car was running so it would die and then putting the chip back in as it says to do in Chiltons repair manual. Can anyone help me please and let me know what else I can do? Do you think it could be the fuel pump that I need to replace if replacing the fuel filter didnt work? Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do or what maybe causing this? Im goin crazy here. Thank you!
Jul 15, 2007 (2:41 pm)
Ok so putting in a new fuel filter didnt correct the problem. Im thinking it must be the mass air flow sensor or an O2 sensor thats out. The check engine light has been on since i bought the car back in October of 2006 and they ran a diagnostic test on it and said that the mass air flow sensor was out. Does anyone know if this is hard to change? Does anyone else have any other ideas as to what it could be? Maybe its a problem in the throttle body? help please
#3834 of 4030 Re: MM S 2002 need advise [lito1]
Aug 13, 2007 (11:37 am)
I would like to know what ending up being the problem with your car? I have a 2000 millenia s and I am having the same problems, check engine light on, tcs off and tcs lights are on. my car is now at the transmission shop? please help with any advice you may have?
#3835 of 4030 Re: Check engine light on and TCS off [lambster44]
Aug 13, 2007 (11:41 am)
please advise me as to what your problem was with your millienia, I am experiencing the same problems with my car right now and I have taken it to the transmission shop?
#3836 of 4030 Im Having Problems
Aug 16, 2007 (9:25 am)
I just bought a 97 millenia in march from an auction. she has been running great other than when i get on the highway and get a speed of 85-90...my tcs comes on. and the only way for me to get it off is if i pull over and turn the car off and turn it back on. alot of people are saying that she needs a major tune-up (shes at 102,000). i get nervous when it comes on , especially while driving with my daughter in the backseat. has anyone had similar problems like this? i love my car, but if its going to be expensive and they really dont know what it is then i guess ima have to look at other options...
#3837 of 4030 Re: Im Having Problems [msj07]
Aug 16, 2007 (9:46 am)
This has happened to me around 3 times, all when the engine was cold. It sounds similar...like the transmission downshifts into 2nd gear or so. I have a 95 Mill S model
with 155,000 miles. it has been a great car, I am the original owner and have taken good care of it. Nothing major has happened to it except a blown out radiator
around 90k, and I recently replaced the supercharger with
a $250 used one that works well, except the typical smoke on startup many get.
Anyway, on to the question at hand...I have been told it
is caused by a small transmission sensor that goes off
by accident sometimes, and that the only way to really fix it is to replace the entire transmission. Bummer for you if it happens alot. At 155k, if it starts happening alot I am trading in as a new tranny is not worth putting on a car which will be most likely pretty done at 200K. As I said,
while a bit scary (and has only happened on the highway at high speeds) it doesn't really seem to be serious. As you said, it resets after you turn the car completely off and
back on again. See if yours happens only when the car is cold. That has seemed to be a factor with mine, it has only happened in the chilly weather.
Aug 23, 2007 (6:45 am)
I have a 2001 2.5 Millenia with 121,000 miles on it. I currently use 89 unleaded fuel but the manual said 87 fuel would be okay but at the cost of performance. I've heard some people talk about engine knockings when you use 87 fuel on the Millenia. Fuel prices are soaring these days so would the 87 fuel work okay with my Millenia?
#3840 of 4030 dealership cant help solve problem with Millenia S
Aug 23, 2007 (8:26 pm)
I posted a message a few days ago. I want to ALERT anyone with a Millenia S. I was having problems with my TCS OFF light, TCS & check engine light coming on occasionally.I took my car to the dealership a 2000 S series and they could not get a code reading and they drove the car for over 30 miles after being reset and the light never came back on. The service advisor told me they have seen this problem before but because of the type of engine in these cars they cannot pinpoint what the problem is because the computet does not send a reading. He also told me that it is very expensive to repair these cars. He said that they could start with the vaccuum valve and go forward to the ABV and so forth. My car had a 119--- miles and I loved my car but after he expressed the fact that he has seen this happen before and the person spent in the thousands getting their car fixed I decided to trade it in. Don't get me wrong before then I had no major problems but I couldn't spend that much repairing a car that could very well act up again. So say this the Millenia S is a good car but Mazda should have thoroughly did their homework when creating this type of engine for this car. BEWARE OTHER OWNERS!!!!!!
#3841 of 4030 MM A/C drain
Aug 30, 2007 (9:26 am)
I no longer see a/c water puddle when parked. How can the drain be checked? Thanks