1998 Mazda MPV Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Mazda MPV
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1998 Mazda MPV ProblemsCranks 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.
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 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.
1998 Mazda MPV QuestionsCar runs, but will not shift into gear. Is there a safety issue preventing it ? (1 answer)
was running great after a 120 miles trip, I stop for shopping , engine run a little and stop . I code show me random misfire . I replace rotor , cap ,check for spark and replace fuel filter , fuel filter relay and pump , crank but no start .... noise in the pump relay BUT not fuel pump noise .......
would it bend the valves and do you know if the motor is running when the belt broke will it \
damage the motor if you turn the crank shaft with no timing belt on
1998 Mazda MPV RecallsIgnition 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.