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Mazda Millenia, Sedan
#550 of 4030 Rear brakes on 1995 Millenia
Mar 02, 2001 (8:33 am)
I am getting ready to replace the rear rotors and pads on my Millenia. I had a question:
-Do the rear calipers on this Mazda work like most rear calipers utilizing a parking brake? Meaning, in order to push the piston in, do I need the special tool with 2 teeth to spin the piston back into the caliper to get the clearance needed to get around the new rotor?
I've done many brakes before in the past so I'll know as soon as I pop the caliper. I'm just trying to get an idea and gather up the correct tools before I jump in!
#551 of 4030 Headlights Adjustment
Mar 03, 2001 (11:56 am)
I need to adjust the vertical and horizontal headlights levels on my 1995 MilleniaS. The maintenance book refers this job to dealers only, with no guidance. Have anybody done this job before hence knows exactly which knobs or screws to turn? Would appreciate some help and tips before getting myself into trouble. Thanks.
#552 of 4030 Rear brakes on 1995 Millenia
Mar 05, 2001 (11:23 am)
The Millenia uses a drum brake for parking and the drum is part of the disk a better setup then many cheaper cars. Pistons can be retracted with a simple clamp just as in the front.
Mar 05, 2001 (12:00 pm)
I replaced the battery in my 2.5L 98 Millenia.
In doing so, I had a heck of a time removing the battery cover,
and was unable to replace it. I noticed that air from the grill is vented
back to the cover...I assume to keep the battery cool. Since I have never seen
such venting of air onto the battery in my previous cars, my questions for
the group are:
1) Is this indeed used to cool the battery? If so why?
2) Am I risking serious trouble to the new battery/car without the plastic
hood to divert the air?
3) How the heck do I replace it? It seems a wiring harness from the fuse box is SO
close to where the hood fits on the air channel that I can't get it back on. What is the
standard procedure for replacing the battry in the 98 2.5 MILL?
Thanks in advance for your help,
#554 of 4030 Check Engine Codes
Mar 05, 2001 (3:41 pm)
Just had my engine hooked up to the computer this morning. Has anybody ever gotten a 1525 and 1526 (Solenoid Valve?) code? In addition to that I got the O2 Sensors, Bank 1 and Bank 2.
#555 of 4030 RE: Check Engine Codes
Mar 05, 2001 (8:58 pm)
Derek: what's your codes for the O2 Sensors problems?
#556 of 4030 do-it-yourself manuals
Mar 06, 2001 (8:12 am)
Can anyone recommend a do-it-yourself manual covering minor
repair for 98 2.5L Millenia?
#557 of 4030 Trading In my Millenia / GT
Mar 07, 2001 (1:53 pm)
First off, GT I don't remember what they were. Thanks for trying to help. All I know is that it was Bank one and two.
I've actually decided to go another route and trade in my car rather than deal w/ all these repairs (another bigger reason is at the bottom of page).
My question is what you all, being the knowlegeable owners you are, would accept as a trade in value? KBB blue book trade in, at "Good" condition, was $7,540. Fair condition is $6,250. So far the Mazda dealer offered me $5,000. Seems pretty low, and that I'm getting raped.
BTW, the trade-in will not occur at a Mazda dealer.
The car - here's the deal.
Black Millenia S
Everything except heated seats.
Straight body - one minor door ding
Antenna doesn't go down (they may not notice?).
Front Axles (if they don't drive it and hear the clicking, they may not notice.) Otherwise I know that it's about a $580 repair (to the consumer)
O2 Sensors (since two banks, at least two...but they don't know that)
Otherwise the car runs great. Also, I feel that were I to do the repairs this would be it and it would run fine)
Given this, is the car in Good or Fair condition? Also, what value might you shoot for?
Thanks in advance - this forum and everybody has been great. I'm looking to buy this weekend, so the sooner the better. By the way, I'm in Southern California if that matters.
P.S. I love the Millenia and will miss it a lot. Nonetheless, I'd really like a somewhat sportier car that I can do some performance modifications to. Hence I'm looking at the 2001 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro.
#558 of 4030 Wheel fitments for Mazda Millenias
Mar 08, 2001 (11:48 am)
I am considering upgrading my wheels/tires on my Millenia to an 18 inch combo. Are there any of you out there running 18s on your Millenia? The wheel is an 18x8 and the tire is a 235/40/18. Is there anybody running this combination? Are 8" wide tires too wide? Any suggestions? Thanks!!!
Mar 08, 2001 (7:10 pm)
No one's talking about the 2001. What's up with that? Anyone own one?
I did an extensive test drive of one versus a 2000, and posted a report a while back, but there was no response.
Any word on how much longer the Millenia will last?