1990 Mazda MPV Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Mazda MPV

1990 Mazda MPV Problems

Cranks but Won't Start, Was Running OK

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.

Ticking Noise From Valve Lash Adjusters Due to Infrequent Oil Changes

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.

Leaking Coolant Pump Leads to Damaged Timing Belt

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.

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1990 Mazda MPV Questions

I bought a 1989 van it won't shift into 2nd and 3rd gear its like its stuck (1 answer)

Haven't been able to drive it since we got it home plz help I'm a single mom needing a vehicle bad thank u

1990 MPV making screeching sound in Park and Neutral (1 answer)

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 neutral though. When I shift into gear everything sounds normal. Does anyone have any suggestions as ...

van won't start it has compression,Spark,fuel pressure. (2 answers)

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.

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1990 Mazda MPV Recalls

Ignition Electrical Switch Overheats

The electrical portion of the ignition switch may lack proper grease at the contact points, leading to the points becoming conductive and overheating. Dealers will replace the ignition switch free of charge to resolve the concern.

Recall 95V103005
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.
Recall 92V027000
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.

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