1998 Mazda MPV Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Mazda MPV

1998 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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1998 Mazda MPV Questions

1998 mazda mpv I replace the fuel pump and fuel filter and fuel pump relay, distributor and rotor , I have spark , BUT , just crank , no start and not noise from the fuel pump .... what is wrong ? (2 answers)

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 .......

what will happen when your timing belt breaks while driving (1 answer)

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

getting gas and spark,dont start. (1 answer)

put in new fuel pump and fuel filter,getting gas and spark.only code is p1601.no start,just turns over.

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1998 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.

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1998 Mazda MPV Reviews

I just bought my Mazda used, I fell in love with it! I have problems with the nerve endings in my body so I need comfort anda smooth ride! This is total comfort and plenty of room. I hate mini-vans and larger vans because they seem hard to handle and hard to see in blind spots. I highly recommend this Mazda!!! Everything works except for the dome light by the rear view mirror, I think I can deal!

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