1998 Mazda MPV Repair and Maintenance

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

1998 Mazda MPV Problems

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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1998 Mazda MPV Questions

the gearbox was fully repaired 5 months ago,pump, solenoid, discs were changed

i tends to jerk forward after picking up speed,is this caused buy the spark plug?should i change it?Also is it often that the fuel senors go bad on this cars?

the car jerks is this becouse of the misfire in number 4 cylender? also where could i find the right decription of this Advance Auto parts gave me the wrong one. i changed number 5 not number 4..

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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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