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#32 of 75 Re: Check engine light goes on in the rain [jipster]
Sep 12, 2008 (2:19 pm)
I think the PCV hose recall was in August 2003. If it was never replaced under recall, then the hose replacement should be free now. If it WAS replaced under warranty... Mazda is under no obligation to fix it again for free, unless it failes under the 1 year/12k replacement parts warranty, but they want happy customers. I called Mazda customer service after paying about $170 to have the PCV hose replaced on my 2002 MPV a few weeks ago, and after some talking and checking (with the dealership), they sent me a $75 gift card for Mazda services and parts.
#33 of 75 2003 Mazda MPV, Check Engine Light On
Sep 13, 2008 (4:08 am)
Hi All, well my check engine light is on AGAIN! 3rd time in almost a year. It almost happens when it's wet outside. First time was in the turnpike and felt the car was slipping but I thought it was just hydroplanning. I had the #1 coil replaced and all sparkplugs replaced. 2nd time happened in 6 months (at a light and when I pressed on the gas pedal, it started slipping and again it was raining) and took to Advance Auto to diagnost and #4 misfired and had that replaced by a Ford dealer. Now it happened again and I was at a stop sign (and it was raining, again) and when I went to accelerate, it felt like the front tires were spinning and hold behold, check engine light turned on. Now it's running rough and can't get it to go past 50 mph and and will not shift after 3rd. Can anyone shed some light as to what is wrong with this engine? Do I need to have the remaining coils replaced? They are expensive!!! Is it another problem that I should bring to the dealer? The car has 76K
#34 of 75 Re: 2003 Mazda MPV, Check Engine Light On [acepsu94]
Dec 18, 2008 (3:16 pm)
What ever came of this issue? Did you replace all coil packs and it start working fine or was it something else? I have the exact same issue.
#35 of 75 Re: 2003 Mazda MPV, Check Engine Light On [jsmith9921]
Dec 19, 2008 (11:10 am)
Yes, in all instances I had to get each coil replaced and it fixes the problem. I asked the Mazda tech and they said this is a common problem. Which stinks because I still have 3 more coils to go. So the next coil to go (3, 4, or 5) will run me another $250 (parts/labor). I also found out that the part is cheaper at a Mazda dealer than a Ford dealer.
#36 of 75 Re: 2003 Mazda MPV, Check Engine Light On [acepsu94]
Dec 19, 2008 (2:52 pm)
Coils #4 and #5 are in the front, towards the radiator, that's an easy 5 minute fix. The coils in the back are the ones that will cost a lot, due to having to take the upper manifold off, best to replace the ones in the back at the same time.
#37 of 75 Re: 2000 MPV Rough running - carbon tracking on spark plugs [jaw173a]
Jan 09, 2009 (7:17 pm)
did you change the plugs and wires yourself. It looks like it would be tough job. what is the order for part removal? what about the dhoc.
#38 of 75 help changing plugs and wires on 2000 mpv
Jan 09, 2009 (7:20 pm)
The dhoc looks like it could make changing the spark plugs and wires a tough job. can anyone tell me the order of removal of parts to change the plugs and wires?
#39 of 75 Re: Mpv Turns Over But Won't Start [ablefty]
Mar 13, 2009 (9:42 pm)
I have a 1994 mazda mpv and i'm having the same type problem. I've replace fuel pump + filter + spark plugs + igniter what else to do
#40 of 75 Re: 2005 MPV barely starts and barely runs [tilde05]
Mar 26, 2009 (11:38 pm)
I just had what sounds like the exact same problem with my 2002 MPV. Hopefully tilde05 is back on the road by now, but in case anyone else has the same problem, here's what happened to me. Being a "fix-it" kind of a guy, tried to fix it myself first. The when the idle went high, I first replaced the idle air control valve ($92), no difference. I then replaced the MAF sensor ($209 from the dealer, the only one that would fit), no difference. I then replaced the throttle position sensor ($34), no difference. All the while, no codes were set. I then gave up and took it to a repair shop. They found that the "coolant temperature sensor" was bad, replaced it ($180 total), and now the van runs like new. Hope this helps someone. Maybe next time I'll just bring it to the shop right off.
#41 of 75 "shudder" at idle, 2003 Mazda MPV
Jul 20, 2009 (6:24 pm)
Hi, I've got an '03 with 138,000 clicks. So far, it's been extremely reliable and we've had no real problems. Now it "shudders' when I'm at a red light and it feels like it's going to stall out. Also acts the same going up a hill. Just had the coolant thermostat and seal replaced, as well as a "platinum plug" (#2 I believe) and the EGR valve gasket replaced because that's what the diagnostic check said to fix. Driving today the engine light came on (just got it back from the shop last week), and engine light flashed every time I had to go up a hill, then went back to steady.