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#3947 of 4030 Mazda 1999 Millenia S Overheating Problem
Aug 21, 2009 (6:57 pm)
Bought the car in 2007 from my son-in-laws VW dealership where he works as a finance manager. It has been great. Had a problem with the shifting panel in the car, coke spilled in it. Whole thing was replaced including spark plugs, and a new replacement head light to a tune of $1,200 which my son-in-law paid for and gave us a loaner car.
He called and said they couldn't fix it. That it was now overheating which was not a problem we had ever had, in fact, we had a new radiator put in about a year and a half ago. He wants us to have it towed to a Mazda dealership. He said he thinks it has something to do with the engine timing. He said diagnostics are different for each brand of car and Mazda would be able to fix it better.
Does anyone have an idea as to what could be making it overheat? Money is tight now and I am wondering at what kind of costs I am looking at? The diagostic at Mazda is $100 but goes toward the repairs.
Thanks for any light you can shed on this!
#3948 of 4030 Re: Mazda 1999 Millenia S Overheating Problem [eejames]
Aug 21, 2009 (7:24 pm)
hey, it could be the water pump going out or the thremostat. no matter mazda going to charge u more for any thing on the s model. i have the 01 and i have problems trying to get it looked at and fix, but i'm like u. u pay a 100 for diagostic and the labor is going to do the rest. and if it's under the timing cover, u would have to change the timing belt also since they got eveything out of the way. all of that i think will be about 2500 with parts and labor and the car we got, a lot of people don't like working on them or don't have anyone that can work on them. i hope that was helpful.
#3949 of 4030 Re: Mazda 1999 Millenia S Overheating Problem [eejames]
Aug 21, 2009 (7:31 pm)
also check and see if the fan is coming on. make sure it's plugged up and check to see if the relay is bad.
#3950 of 4030 Re: Mazda 1999 Millenia S Overheating Problem [lboogie]
Aug 22, 2009 (7:19 am)
Thanks for the info! I forgot to mention though that they did replace the thermostat. I pray it doesn't cost 2,500 and that maybe it is something simple!
Sep 06, 2009 (7:25 pm)
My 2001 Millenia just starting making an engine noise that when I heard it for the first time sounded like rod/valve train knock or maybe an exhaust leak. The noise only happens when you first start the engine after it has sit (the longer it sits the longer the noise lasts). The noise goes away as you rev the engine up much past 1800-2000 rpm and completely goes away after the first few minutes of driving. I am not sure if cars even have harmonic balancers anymore but sounds just like one of those I had go bad on a 70's Chevy many years ago.
#3952 of 4030 Re: mazda millenia 01 need supercharger or bearing [kiminaro]
Sep 06, 2009 (7:32 pm)
Did you ever find out what was causing your noise? My post 3951 could be something similar, if not related to the supercharger, as mine is the 2.5. I will let you know if I learn anything as I may bring it in soon. Like this car way too much to let it go on much longer without knowing and risking damage.
#3953 of 4030 Re: mazda millenia 01 need supercharger or bearing [krumtx]
Sep 07, 2009 (7:40 am)
hello thx very much for the answer.
you were right about the mechanic. I went to the dealer and they told me it was my catalytic converter.
About the noise they said it comes from the supercharger in deed but it is still good for now.
Now i am wondering. Can i put a 97 supercharger on my 01 millenia S????
Another thing, my air bag light started flashing and it won't stop. And when i went to the dealer it wasn t flashing anymore. So they did not see anything.
#3954 of 4030 Re: mazda millenia 01 need supercharger or bearing [5th_mazda]
Sep 07, 2009 (7:44 am)
to 5th mazda, it is the supercharger that makes noise. THey say it hasn't started to take oil yet so it is good until then.
Now i am looking for a place where to buy a cheap supercharger that matches my 01 millenia s.
#3955 of 4030 can anyone give some advice 1997 mazda millinia
Sep 12, 2009 (12:19 pm)
im about to trade a 93 jeep for a 1997 mazda millenia im told all it needs is a axle but i just wanna see if anyone can give me some advice on if its a good choice or not and does anyone know what the stock features are? ive seem some are diff in each car so i dont know if its stock or not?
#3956 of 4030 Re: can anyone give some advice 1997 mazda millinia [amberlyjc]
Sep 12, 2009 (4:37 pm)
I own a 1997 mazda millenia ,it is a 2.5 liter engine with the side way engine..there are
two different enginesfor this yr. mazda, I have the larger one. but I have had it for a little over four yrs. now and have had only two times that it needed work of any magnitude and
that was to replace the water pump and the other was to replace the main two belts.it has been a jewel of a car and still is.I have 1hundred and fourty-six thousand miles on this car,and still counting,of course I take pretty good care of it and that counts for a lot also.it is fully loaded and it only cost $ 5,243.00 and had 73,426 thousand miles on it at purchase time. all in all I am well pleased with it.