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Mazda Millenia, Sedan
#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.
Sep 12, 2009 (5:09 pm)
Boy, you must be a risk taker and not risk adverse!!
The Mazda Millenia doesn't have an axle, per se, but has front wheel drive that features 2 transaxles, each going to a ft. wheel, surrounded by struts (like shock absorbers)--I would love to hear how the previous owner determined that it needs an axle---was it in an accident or is this just wear & tear? How many miles on car?? Was the oil clean or black?? Can it be road tested at all or are you going to trust that it doesn't overheat, have bad brakes, etc., etc. Very hard for me to buy a car I can't start cold and drive around in----too many possible problems that can't be diagnosed!!
I'd pass on this trade and look for one w80K mi or so and can be road-tested and/or looked at by a good mechanic (for around $50 and worth every penny!)
Millenia's came as standard (no sunroof, cloth seats and few goodies) or deluxe (sunroof, leather seats, 6-disc CD changer in trunk, lots of creature comforts--make sure rack & pinion steering boot is intact and that NO FLUILDS are leaking---put some cardboard under the car after test drive and wait 10 min, looking for any leaks---is oil clear or black?? Check tire wear--should be even and not just on one edge--stuff like that---GOOD LUCK!!
#3958 of 4030 Re: Sputting real bad [tres1013]
Oct 04, 2009 (5:43 pm)
Have you fixed your problem?? I have a 1996 S model doing the samething. I would love to know what it is.
#3959 of 4030 silencer becomes red
Oct 05, 2009 (1:34 am)
i have a millenia s 2001,which over heated had to change the engine.after fixing the new engine when the car is started the silencer of the car becomes very hot turning red and the car doesnt move as it suppose to.pls need some help with this
#3960 of 4030 Re: Check engine/TCS OFF lights are ON!! HELP NEEDED!! [cruzmaster11]
Nov 01, 2009 (6:36 am)
IM having sa codes p1521-1522 and miss fire on piston #3, but every time
that i put the scanner a new code comes on. But still miss fire on piston #3.
i was wondering if you resolve the problem on those codes and if the gas that we put on the car should be 89plus. Any tip will be appreciate.
#3961 of 4030 Re: Check engine/TCS OFF lights are ON!! HELP NEEDED!! [satellite34]
Nov 03, 2009 (12:11 pm)
First, 89 octane gas is fine, although it would be best if you ran 90+---what I do is run 89 and add an ontane booster/fuel injection cleaner bottle every fill up
I have found that the distributors on these cars frequently go bad---sit down---they cost over $500 to replace!!! I have a used one that is working fine and will sell it for $100---let me know---also have your spark plugs wires checked---seems to be a weak link in Millenia's (I've had 3) so wires are always suspect--
#3962 of 4030 Grinding noise
Nov 07, 2009 (6:00 pm)
1996 Millennia s with 109 k miles. For the past 7 or 8 years (since my extended warrantee expired) I have experienced a grinding sound when I turned on the ignition. I would turn off and then on the ignition and everything ok. This happened about once a month so I put up with it. In the past year it has occurred more frequently so I had the starter motor replaced. All of the teeth on the old one were fine, so the repair shop said it might be the flywheel. I had that replaced (there were a number of teeth that were sheared off. Since then (1 and 1/2 months, the grinding noise has happened twice. mechanic said maybe due to weak battery. I replaced that and yesterday got a grinding sound when I started the car. Any theories out there? other than this, the car is mint.
#3963 of 4030 Re: Grinding noise [logtrail]
Nov 08, 2009 (2:09 am)
Wow---you have spent some serious bucks on your car---you must love it----I'm on my third, but never an S--
You didn't mention if you had the oil pan checked for the missing teeth---have to drop the pan as simply changing the oil wouldnt necessarily do the job----the weak battery thing just a rip-off----woulf be careful w/that guy---only things I can think of would be dry bearing somewhere like the S/C'er, but it should happen almost everytime---but pulling the oil pan would be my first idea---aloha, Mike
#3964 of 4030 Re: Grinding noise [hawaiianmike]
Nov 09, 2009 (5:09 pm)
I don't understand the connection between checking the oil pan and a grinding sound sporatically when I turn on the car. As for "the weak battery thing" my old battery was seven years old. To reiterate: if it is not the starter or the flywheel what could it be? Any Mazda mechanics out there?