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#59 of 191 Re: Transmission problem [louis7]
Apr 04, 2007 (4:09 pm)
I had my 2002 MPV tranny done for $3,500. Mazda wanted $3,500 to pop in a new "remanufactured" unit. My local transmission shop did some research and supposedly it is common for that the transmission pump to fail which causes all the clutches in the automatic transmission to burn out. They supposedly installed the upgraded pump that came out in 2004 or 2005. They were shocked at the cost themselves. They told me the MPV has a Jaguar transmission. Check Consumer reports rating on 2001-2003 Jaguar transmission reliability and you can see the extent of the problem. My advice is talk to your dealer and see if Mazda headquarters will work with you at all. If not, trade it in before the tranny goes completely.
#60 of 191 Re: Transmission problem [sidiggie]
Apr 04, 2007 (4:13 pm)
I thought the 5-speed in the MPV is a Jatco unit??
#61 of 191 Re: Transmission problem [backy]
Apr 04, 2007 (6:43 pm)
The Jatco is in the 2002 and up model MPV's. It is built in Japan. It is also used in Jaguars, Ody's... many others I believe.
#62 of 191 Re: Transmission problem [jipster]
Apr 05, 2007 (1:12 pm)
Well, another one bites the dust. My 2002 MPV, 59,000 miles, tranny blew on the highway a month ago. After many phone calls and one episode of standing in a showroom looking angry until someone answered my questions I ended up paying $700 for the replacement. The transmission company paid for the parts and MAZDA USA and the dealer paid for a portion of the labor.
Although my experience was with MAZDA frustrating - it took two weeks to get a call back, I have to say that in the end MAZDA treated me fairly. They paid for a rental for the the last week my car was in the shop (it was in for 3 weeks total).
#63 of 191 Re: Transmission problem [bookwormri]
Apr 05, 2007 (3:49 pm)
bookworm... how did you present your case for the discount?
Did dealership go strictly with the your out of warranty, or the you didn't flush your transmission stuff?
#64 of 191 Re: changedtheir mind..not transmission [louis7]
Apr 19, 2007 (5:33 pm)
Louis7, So the coil replacment fixed your problem completly?
I have the what sounds to be the problem as you indicate on my 01 LX. Engine stumbles at 2-3k rpm of of idle, and again at the same rpm band in the final drive gear. I too suspect it is a spark issue or even a MAS that had gone south.
A trans failure was in the back of my mind because she's been getting a little sluggesh in first gear and the engine does not exibit the hesitation in park or neutral. It could be because there is not a load on the engine and the engine can rev up quickly.
#65 of 191 Re: changedtheir mind..not transmission [vamom1001]
Apr 23, 2007 (7:07 am)
I've had to replace five out of the six ignition coils so far on my 2003 MPV LX with 120,000 miles. I thought it was the transmission as well (fortunately not since it was replaced at 62,000 miles). Burning smell could be from the coils or the cat converter. They said mine was bearly functional (replacemrnt cost for cat and manifolds will cost $1,800).
#66 of 191 04 MPV and "The Jello Effect"
Jun 21, 2007 (10:08 am)
Hi folks! Just bought an 04 MPV with 36K miles. Checked out beautifully until I switched the AC off with the van in drive and my foot on the brake. (As at a stop sign) Then, to my horror, the van gently swayed forwards and backwards (not side to side) just like a bowl of jello! The swaying stops or is made unnoticable by turning on the AC. Has anyone experienced this?
Mazda is trying to figure it out---seems like it could be the torque converter to me but I don't see any posts about that. One post suggested that transmission "programing" problems ended in early 04 and I'm fairly certain this van was built later. Any info appreciated. There's nothing like buying your wife a late model vehicle and finding something wrong with it, is there?
#67 of 191 Re: 04 MPV and "The Jello Effect" [havrede]
Jun 21, 2007 (5:39 pm)
Never heard about the "The Jello Effect". I beleive March was when the trans programming problems ended. Our 2004 MPV was built in April and it has been fine.(knock on wood) You can get the build date on the inside drivers side door. The good news is that it's still under warranty... doesn't sound like a trans problem to me though.
I had my trans fluid flushed at 25k miles... currently have about 28k. I'm assuming the dealership checked the level and condition of the fluid?
Hope it's an easy fix for you.
#68 of 191 Re: changedtheir mind..not transmission [vamom1001]
Jun 30, 2007 (7:14 am)
I replaced my transmission and water pump on my 2002 Mazda MPV at 58,000 miles. I was driving in rush hour traffic and it just died. Luckily, I pulled into a turn lane to get out of all the traffic. Just 2 months later I took it back in because my car was very shaky. I would sit at lights and it would bounce constantly. When I was driving, it would seem to drop out of gear. I was hoping something in the new $4000 transmission and water pump needed adjusting, but I was wrong. It was the first coil and spark plug - another $478.00. The mechanic even had the nerve to tell me that the other coils will probably go in the next few months. According to them, none of this is related to the transmission problems. Mazda customer service has been no help.