1991 Mazda MPV Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1991 Mazda MPV

1991 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.

Rumbling Noise, Possible Loss of Power

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.

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1991 Mazda MPV Questions

engine clicks when trying to start (1 answer)

repair shop put two starters in one per year since problem started around 100,000 miles. 2nd starter began clicking a few months after install. After several tries, the engine will start. Would like a permanent solution.

91 mazda mpv 4cyl just cuts off while driving HELP 4 mechanics have not fixed (2 answers)

This happens every time I drive it . When car sits awhile, it will crank again.

what would make a distributor coil keep going out after new ones are put on. (1 answer)

i have a mazda mpv van 1991 and we had to replace the altornator after it was replaced it would die on me from time to time until it wouldn't start so we had a mechanic check it out he said it was the distributor after that was replaced it still didn't work an he couldn't tell us if ...

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1991 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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