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#3873 of 4030 1995 Millenia S torque converter permanently locked
Feb 09, 2008 (3:47 am)
Hello from the Tennessee mountains! I hope someone in the forums either can help me with this oddball problem, or can refer me to an expert on 1995 Millenia transmissions. While driving in the remote mountains, I came to a "T" intersection that was so steep that the front of my car bottomed out hard on the pavement of the intersecting road. Immediately the torque converter lockup engaged and has not disengaged since. Local Mazda dealer refuses to even look at transmission problems in cars out of warranty. Local transmission shop gave $1300 "estimate," exclusive of additional problems that they may find--wanna bet they won't find any on this 155,000 mile vehicle?! I have driven several thousand miles since the incident, Cold starts are a problem as either the engine stalls or the transmission engages with a bang. If there is no simple fix for this, I'll just drive it this way until something breaks from the abuse. But I hate to do that because it has been a wonderful car--any help will be sincerely appreciated.
#3874 of 4030 Re: 1995 Millenia S torque converter permanently locked [apiarx]
Feb 11, 2008 (2:33 am)
Welcome to CarSpace! You might also want to post your question in our Answers section while we're waiting to see if someone can help you here. Good luck - hope we can help.
#3875 of 4030 Re: 1995 Millenia S torque converter permanently locked [pat]
Feb 12, 2008 (8:23 am)
Thanks, Pat. I posted the question in the Answers section also. It's a shame the Millenia never really achieved the same status as Lexus, Infiniti, and Acura. We considered all those brands before buying the Millenia and have never regretted the decision. Thanks again.
#3876 of 4030 NEW-LOOKING AT AN 02S 84K, SUPER UNLEADED ONLY?
Mar 03, 2008 (12:45 am)
Looking at 02S and I am seeing that mfg. recommends super unleaded for this vehicle. Anyone running other than super and have not read all posts, does this create any noticable problems? Anyone running regular unleaded?
#3877 of 4030 Re: NEW-LOOKING AT AN 02S 84K, SUPER UNLEADED ONLY? [wynn1]
Mar 03, 2008 (5:35 am)
Do NOT use regular unleaded in the supercharged Miller cycle engine. It is OK to do in the 2.5 liter, though I don't understand why people do. The few cents more that premium costs has become a smaller percentage of overall fuel cost as the price per gallon has risen. You could mix mid-grade and premium to shoot for a 91 octane mix I suppose.
If premium is recommended, then using it will gain you more power and better mileage. However, with the S, the knock sensor cannot always react quickly enough to compensate when the supercharger spools up.
Make sure the expensive 60K service was done (timing belt, plugs, etc.). Use premium and enjoy the car.
#3878 of 4030 Re: Check engine/TCS OFF lights are ON!! HELP NEEDED!! [maltb]
Mar 05, 2008 (1:01 pm)
I have been experiencing a similar prob for some time . I am pretty happy with my 2002 millenia except one situation, every so often prob at least once a day now the the transmission jerks the car forward a bit ( and hold light blinks-even though I have not engaged it) I had the transmission replaced about 2 years ago and the engine light has come on and off since I picked up the car brand new from the dealer. Even when I brought the car in for routine maintenance they never found anything wrong with it until I bought it after the 3 yr lease was up, then I needed a new trannie. SO since the dealer quote me a price of 6K I took myself to a local AAMCO dealer and had one installed for 3k, unfortunately I still have a prob, can I solve this by somehow having that hold button feature disabled?
#3879 of 4030 Thermostat Frozen on 90 in my 99 Millenia
Apr 02, 2008 (7:20 pm)
Though I consider myself to be fairly savvy under the hood and in normal maintenance with my car, this one's over my head. What could be the source of my problem when my air conditioning unit thermostat (if that's even its technical name) is stuck on 90. Even when I turn it off, it's blowing warm air up my thighs.
A broken fuse? A broken thermostat? The protocol for replacing a broken "thermostat" (a part only $18) seems to be a hell of an effort. I'm hoping I read the wrong information.
Could anyone send me in the right direction?--hopefully not to a dealer.
Thanks a bunch.
#3881 of 4030 Re: Check engine/TCS OFF lights are ON!! HELP NEEDED!! [lbrighton]
Apr 10, 2008 (8:28 am)
I have a 2000 Millenia S Millenium Edition , the check engine light has been on since I have purchased the vehicle, also for the last few months the TCS and TCS Off light have started to come on and stay on for periods of time which causes the car to jerk, I was told my O2 sensor needs to be replaced, you may want to have your sensors checked , They can cause the car not to perform correctley even as far as the transmission performance. This can be exspensive
Apr 10, 2008 (8:49 am)
I HAVE A 200 MAZDA MILLENIA S THAT I FINANCED FOR $9,000 THE BODY LOOKS GREAT BUT I AM HAVING PROBLEM AFTER PROBLEM , THE AUTOMATIC STEERING WHEEL WORKS WHEN IT WANTS TO , THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT STAYS ON, THE SENSORS HAVE TO BE REPLACED O2 AN MAP SENSOR, THE TCS LIGHT AND TCS OFF LIGHT COME ON AT THE SAME TIME WHICH CAUSES THE CAR TO JERK , I PURCHASED THE CAR 08/07 IT IS EXPENSIVE TO REPAIR I AM CONSIDERING TRADING IT IN , I HAVE READ SEVERAL FORUMS ON MILLENIAS AND THESE SEEM TO BE COMMON ISSUES , THE CAR IS GOOD FOR THE LOOKS WHICH IS WHAT CAUGHT MY ATTENTION BUT THAT IS ABOUT ALL.