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#44 of 76 2005 Mazda MPV-Stalling
Sep 27, 2009 (10:24 pm)
Mechanic has just replaced all the sparkplug and no. 2 coil. he mentioned that the tester is indicating that no2 coil is defective, so he replaced it, however the problem is still there, he then told me two days later that I have to replace all the coil. I felt that this mechanic is guessing but I don't want to tell him directly... so I need any advise or assistance otherwise I will be spending more than 1, 000.00 ( non refundable) to replace all the coil as per his diagnosis. any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
#45 of 76 Re: 2005 Mazda MPV-Stalling [moisesp]
Sep 28, 2009 (7:12 am)
You can buy a 6 pack of MPV coils on ebay for between $120-185 shipped and you should shop around with differnt mechanics to see how much they charge for the labor, I know the back 3 can be tricky, you could also doing it yourself there is a great article on replacing them on the Mazda MPV forum.
#46 of 76 Re: 2005 Mazda MPV-Stalling [moisesp]
Sep 28, 2009 (10:53 am)
he then told me two days later that I have to replace all the coil.
It would be a miracle for all 6 coils to fail at the same time. No, your mechanic is not guessing. He is incompetent. Take your MPV somewhere else.
If he did replace #2 coil, he should have asked you if you wanted #1 and #3 replaced since they are in the back of engine as well... would have saved you a lot in labor.
#47 of 76 Re: 2005 Mazda MPV-Stalling [budmantom]
Sep 28, 2009 (9:59 pm)
Thanks for your info. Now I'm thinking that this mechanic is just trying to reap me off. I tried to ask him for my old parts and he mentioned that he misplace them. I'm sure that he only replace cylinders in the front.. The back three can be tricky? what does that mean? im taking my car to another mechanic to take a look at it, or do it myself to ensure that im not gonna be reap off.. any suggestions?
#48 of 76 Re: 2005 Mazda MPV-Stalling [jipster]
Sep 28, 2009 (10:02 pm)
Thanks alot. you saved me from being reap off.. I would greatly appreciated if someone can show me the easiest way to remove and replace those coil at the firewall area.
#49 of 76 Re: 2005 Mazda MPV-Stalling [moisesp]
Sep 29, 2009 (4:47 am)
There are step by step directions, with photos, on how to replace the back coils at the "MPVClub.com". A lot of people at the site say it is fairly easy.
#50 of 76 Re: 2005 Mazda MPV-Stalling [moisesp]
Sep 29, 2009 (4:51 am)
The back three can be tricky?
With the back 3 coils (#'s 1-3) you have to take off the intake manifold to get to them... takes about an hour and a half I believe.
#51 of 76 2004 MPV stops w/o warning, restarts easily
Oct 11, 2009 (7:05 pm)
Our 2004 MPV recently has the engine occassionally just quit - usually when stopping, especially suddenly, but at least twice it happenned at hiway speeds when on cruise at 60+... both of those times at the same spot in the road, where the hiway dips down into a sort of mini-vally, then comes back up a short hill. It dies abt where the road levels out again. All panel lights come on, but it starts quickly & easily & runs flawlessly [til next time] after that. panel lights go out instantly & the code reader only once had a pending code abt the transmission range selector switch, which cleared w/next run & at all other times [abt a dozen in the last couple months] there is no code at all, pending or otherwise. I've checked a lot of obvious stuff & found nothing wrong; I think it's probably a bad ignition switch.. advice? anybody had this problem?
#52 of 76 Re: 2004 MPV stops w/o warning, restarts easily [buzzk]
Nov 18, 2009 (6:55 pm)
Had the same problem. Cleaned idle air solenide mounted on top of throttle body. Took it off, cleaned it with gumout. The little piston needs to close and it gets carbon in it. Where the idle air control bolts on to the manifold the passage was carboned. Sprayed a little gum out and then inserted a small brush to clean carbon. Also cleaned throttle body. Inside the throttle body there's a plate that opens and closes when you open the throttle. It was all carboned. So far so good!!
#53 of 76 Re: 2003 Mazda MPV, Check Engine Light On [jsmith9921]
Nov 19, 2009 (5:32 am)
Well it's now 97K and so far it has not re-occurred. fingers crossed.