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Mazda MPV Rumbling Noise, Possible Loss of Power

Mazda MPV Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2003

Engine Affected: 3.0L V6


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.

  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 217,485 mi

    The timming belt makes a tractor sound while engine is running. Can even hear the noise bouncing off cars and buildings while in motion.

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