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.
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1996 Mazda MPV Problems
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.
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.
1996 Mazda MPV Questions and Answers
leaking on the right side of the engine
my 3.0 v6 1996 mazda mpv wont start , was driving and just died , i checked battery and its good and fuel and spark plugs ,leads and etc and seems ok . just winds over over and over but wont start
they said it was the gasket cover, I got it fixed ,when I started the car the next day I notice white smoke coming from my tail pipe in some water ,that wasn't there before ,why is there now?,...
ENGINE LIGHT WAS ON BUT NOW ITS OFF AND OIL IS LEAKING FROM THE GASKET I NEED IT REPLACE WITH A MADZA BRAND MY MECHANIC SAID.
Check engine light diagnostic indicates cylinder 4 misfiring. Mechanic says I can drive a while longer, but it will get rougher. Light went out on it's own, but has come back on 2 weeks later ...