Question about 1998 Mazda MPV
Anyway this is my problem and that is when I try to shift from 2 wheel drive to 4 wheel drive I got this flashing green light on my dash for the 4 wheel drive it would not stop flashing. I also tried the differential lock and same thing flashing diff. lock indicator and flashing 4 wheel drive indicator. What the hell does that mean? it says I should hear a alarm sound for 8 sec. or longer, but never had any alarm going off. Is my vehicle in four wheel drive when it's flashing or not?
When you experience this problem, check to see if your brake lights are coming on. It could be as simple as a brake light switch malfunction. If the brake lights are functioning as the problem is occurring then you could for example have a problem with the shift interlock solenoid.
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
there is often a small back up battery in the immobiliser unit itself, if you can locate this unit and replace the battery with the ignition on / engine running, then it should not need recoding and work fine after that. The other thing that could be wrong is the key battery (if the fob has one) or the transponder chip in the key head. If the key signal is low the immobiliser lamp will light during driving, but this does not explain the alarm going off. That is more likely either a poor vehicle battery, alarm / immobiliser back up battery, or another electrical fault such as water leakage into a tail-light or even the alarm unit itself when it rains. A lot of alarms are voltage sensing and when the vehicle is parked they will alarm if the battery voltage changes for any reason, though not during driving so the battery in the immob is my first choice to look at.
Posted on Oct 24, 2009
A common problem with Mazdas, it's a sign that the transmission is worn out. There is a seal on a hydraulic system that activates the clutch for Drive. When this seal wears out, it leaks and it takes longer for the clutch to engage. The only way to repair it is to take the transmission apart. You may be told to try flushing the the transmission, chances are this won't work. The seal needs to be replaced.
Posted on Jul 10, 2010
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