» » » 1990

Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1990 Mazda MPV

1990 Mazda MPV

Image for car images Mazda 1990 1998 Mazda MPV size thumb

1990 Mazda MPV Problems

Engine -- Verified

If the engine cranks but won't start, the fault may be internal to the distributor. Diagnosis will show no spark and trouble codes for the crankshaft position sensor (CKP) or the camshaft position sensor (CMP). Our technicians recommend replacement of the complete distributor assembly if these conditions occur.

Engine -- Verified

A loud ticking noise (hydraulic valve lifter noise) may be heard from the top of the engine, particularly when the engine is still cold. The noise may occur more frequently on higher mileage vehicles; Hydraulic valve lash adjusters may need to be replaced to correct this issue. Following the maintenance schedule for oil changes will also help prevent a recurrence of the noise.

Engine -- Verified

If a rumbling noise is heard from the engine, along with a possible loss in power, it may be caused by a collapsed hydraulic timing belt tensioner creating excessive cam backlash. Our technicians recommend replacing the timing belt and water pump at the same time, if they have not been recently replaced.

Engine -- Verified

A leaking coolant pump can leak onto the timing belt and cause it to tear. Our technicians recommend replacing the coolant pump and timing belt every 60,000 miles to help avoid this problem. It is also important to follow the fill procedure for coolant on this engine to avoid problems.

Engine -- Verified

If the engine cranks but won't start, the fault may be internal to the distributor. Diagnosis will show no spark and trouble codes for the crankshaft position sensor (CKP) or the camshaft position sensor (CMP). Our technicians recommend replacement of the complete distributor assembly if these conditions occur.

1990 Mazda MPV Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., December 15, 1995

Summary: THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTONS CAN BREAK. THESE RED PLASTIC RELEASE BUTTONS ARE MARKED "PRESS." IF A BUTTON BREAKS, PIECES CAN FALL INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE BUCKLE TO OPERATE IMPROPERLY.

Learn more »

Brakes, May 22, 1992

Summary: THE REAR BRAKE LININGS CAN CHANGE OVER TIME. AS THE BRAKES WEAR, THE COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION CAN INCREASE, PRODUCING INCONSISTENT REAR BRAKE PERFORMANCE AND PREMATURE ACTIVATION OF THE ABS SYSTEM.

Learn more »

1990 Mazda MPV Questions and Answers

hlowe8626, 1990 Mazda MPV, North Fort Myers, FL

I am wanting to know how & where I can purchase the Hydraulic Valve Lash Adjusters & a Hydraulic Timing Belt Tensioner for my MPV. I have been hearing a ticking noise from the top part of m...

oldwrench8071, 1990 Mazda MPV, 2.6L 4 Cylinder, Lincoln Park, MI

But, no fuel is getting to the fuel injectors. Fuel injectors test ok, as well. Computer checks good Distributer has been changed, New coil, new ignition wires, New ignition switch.

Metolius, 1990 Mazda MPV, 3.0L V6, Paso Robles, CA

I have a 1990 Mazda mpv v6 3.0L RWD with 220,000 miles on it, whenever I start the car it makes a loud screeching sound, it sounds like its metal on metal. It only will make the sound in park and n...

Recent Repair Estimates