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Mazda MPV, Heating / Cooling, Van
#5 of 29 MAZDA MPV Air Condition
Jun 28, 2007 (2:31 pm)
Just wanted to post some info, I have a 2000 Mazda MPV with ac problems. The vanís ac will run for 15-20 minutes until warmed up and then stop, creating a drivers hazard in the muggy summer months by fogging the windshield. I had the problem diagnosed as the ac clutch. This is a fairly simple fix that costs $120 for the part, but, (Nipon)Denso the manufacturer, takes advantage of customers by forcing them to buy the full ac compressor at $600 This is not only unfair but it promotes environment pollution when refrigerant is needlessly released upon repair. Denso states that there is a 90-day wait for an ac clutch. I found this to be inexcusable and contacted Mazda North America with my complaint.
Mazda was very helpful and I hope that they will pressure Denso to keep parts on hand for vehicles that are at least under 10 years of age, or force them to release product design data and part numbers, so that another company can make up for Densoís incompetence.
Mazda referred me to Mazda Mart 800-221-5156 who was able to determine the correct ac compressor for my van at a reasonable price of $250. I would still like to only change the ac clutch which promotes a greener environment because even when you do it correctly a little always leaks...
Hope this is some help and relief for the summer heat...
#6 of 29 2006 Mazda Mpv Rear AC?
Jan 05, 2008 (2:23 am)
#7 of 29 2006 Mazda Mpv Rear AC?
Jan 05, 2008 (2:23 am)
How many rear AC vents are in the 2006 mpv, and were are they located for the second row seating? Also, how well do they work.
Thank you very much.
#8 of 29 Re: 2006 Mazda Mpv Rear AC? [pj2008]
Jan 09, 2008 (5:32 am)
AC vents are located between second and third rows on ceiling. Fan speed can be controlled from front seat, or back seat area, if driver chooses. Works dang well in my opinion.
#9 of 29 Re: MPV heater not heating...grrrrr [maypo1960]
Feb 11, 2008 (7:43 am)
What was the solution? I have a 1998 MPV with the same problem. The rear heater unit works and the temperature of the water going in and out of the core is approximately the same. Plenty of airflow. I am suspecting a broken damper inside the duct. Hope to hear from you.
#10 of 29 Mazda MPV 2003 Shot Off While Travelling On The Highway
Oct 20, 2008 (5:05 am)
About three months ago I was travelling with my Mazda MPV 2003 at 60 MPH on the highway and the van just turn off. This just happen again last week. Pull over to side of the road and MPV will start up. Went to the local Mazda Dealer and their computer hook up can not find the problem. Can this be fuel filter problem? Can this be electrical problem?
#11 of 29 Re: MPV heater not heating...grrrrr [maypo1960]
Dec 12, 2008 (9:21 am)
Hello maypo1960. I read your Dec 31, 2006 posting about the heater problem in your Mazda MPV. I have a 1993 with the same problem - hot water going to and from the heater when I check under the hood, good fan strength, heat gauge is up but no hot air. Did you find out where your problem was ?
#12 of 29 Re: MPV heater not heating...grrrrr [semmpv]
Dec 12, 2008 (11:02 am)
I noticed you had a similar problem to mine with your MPV heater. Did you find out what was wrong?
#13 of 29 How do I get heat in the back seat
Jan 01, 2009 (4:33 pm)
We have a 2000 Mazda MPV, and can not get heat to the rear compartment. All we get is cold air. The owners manual does not explain how to get heat. Can hear and feel the blower moving air. any ideas?
#14 of 29 Re: How do I get heat in the back seat [ken90]
Jan 01, 2009 (6:48 pm)
You need to have the rear heat option in order to have rear heat. If you had heat before and now don't, then you have an issue.
You can check underneath the van on the passenger (right) side below the sliding rear door. You'll see aluminum tubing for A/C going to the rear wheel well and if you have rear heat you'll have black steel tubing. They may be wrapped in foam along the way and will have 2 tubes each.