1992 Mazda MPV Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1992 Mazda MPV

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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.

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.

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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I have done a tranmission fluid and filter change and still slips. First gear it has all the life as new and second. Could it be the siloniods? in the transmission it sat for 7yrs. The fluid that came out was dark didnt smell like burnt yet not just tranny fluid. Stumped

one minute it will start next time i try it i cant get it to start. moving the gear shift might let it start but not all the time help!!

two weeks ago parked at home twice

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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.

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