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Is the 2000 mazda mpv lx 2.5l engine a interference engine?

Have a broken timing chain and don't know whether to fix it or if valves are messed up and need fixed just replace the engine

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Remove the spark plugs and shoot compressed air into each cylinder. If air escapes through either the intake or exhaust, the valves are bent. Remove the head and inspect.

Note: This problem is more common than you may think and the valves are almost always trashed.

Posted on Mar 23, 2014

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SOURCE: how do i replace the alternator on mazda mpv 2000?

Remove negative (-) battery terminal from battery. Remove drive belt from alternator pulley. Remove wiring harness (electrical connections) from alternator. Remove attaching bolts for alternator. Pry out alternator. Reverse steps to reinstall. 

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SOURCE: Mazda MPV LX 2000

Yes, that was too much. The neutral safety switch costs around $70 (if I remembered right). I bought it from my Mazda dealer and asked them for a diagram to locate it. In most cases, my Mazda dealer has been helpful in provide diagrams for this minivan. The switch is located underneath the battery (you'll have to remove it) on the transmission. Make sure it is aligned right when you replace the switch; otherwise it won't find neutral, and you'll have to use the bypass switch on top of the steering column to start you engine.

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SOURCE: Drivers side window has slipped off track 2006 mazda mpv

On the inside trim, you can remove screws that are by the door handle, arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want to break them. You'll need to lift the door panel upwards in order to get it off the window ledge. Then you'll need to manipulate the panel and disconnect the door handle linkage from the door handle and disconnect the wiring for your controls. Pull back the weather seal and you can readjust the window mechanics.

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SOURCE: how do I replace alternator in mazda mpv 2000?

Typically an alternator is an easy fix. It requires removal of the belt from the engine running it, and a few bolts that attach it to the engine.

Because of the engineering with the 2000 mpv, it is a very difficult fix, and one that requires removal of the transaxle and exhaust manifold, as well as removal of the lower engine mounts. It will take a qualified Mazda mechanic 3.5 hours to do the fix - you can (at least) triple that amount of time as a DIY project (assuming you have the right tools).

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SOURCE: NEED TO KNOW THE SPARKS WIRE DIAGRAM MAZDA MPV

Here is a firing order diagram to help assist you, let me know if you require any further assistance.


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A free manual on a 1995 mazda MPV has a broken timing belt robsullivan805@GMAIL.COM


You won't need a manual unless you are going to tackle the job of replacing the belt. Most engines these days are known as "interference engines" - that means if the camshaft(s) stop going round or the timing is lost the piston(s) will hit any valves that are open. The result is either bent valves requiring the removal of the cylinder head in order to replace the valves or greater damage, sometimes completely writing off the engine.

In the case of a broken timing belt it is advisable to carry out valve gear and cylinder leakage checks before any rectification work begins, including belt replacement. Such checks are best carried out by an experienced operative...

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My timing chain has snapped


I assume it's your timing belt, not a chain, which rarely, if ever snap. Depending on the make of the car and the engine you may, or may not, have serious engine damage.. DO NOT ATTEMPT to start the car, have it towed to your shop of choice. If there is no engine damage a timing belt replacement generally will run you 2 or 3 hundred bucks...if you did serious engine damage you may have to decide if the car if worth the money to have it repaired. What you need to know is whether your car has an "interference" or "non-interference" type engine.. In an interference type engine if the timing belt breaks the valves will "interfere" with the pistons as they travel up if the timing belt breaks, which results in generally catastrophic engine failure.. non-interference engines generally suffer little or no engine damage with a broken timing belt.. I broke a timing belt on my 1990 Toyota Supra going 70mph, but it was a non-interference engine and after having the belt replaced it was fine.. here is a good list someone put together on what type of engine is in your car.. you should find the engine type either marked on the engine or on a label under the hood, or the owners manual.. good luck. http://yourcarangel.com/2014/07/interference-engines-complete-list/

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2009 mazda CX-7 an interference or non-interference engine?


the book does not specify that it is an interference engine but it specifically states not to turn the crank shaft with the chain disconnected. To me this means, treat it as possible valve damage if the chain has broken or if you turn the crank with the chain missing.

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Does my 2005 mazda mpv have a timimg belt or chain?


YES

Mazda MPV 1999-06
Timing Belt

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General Information

Interference Engines
Engines, chain- or belt-driven, can be classified as either free-running or interference, depending on what would happen if the piston-to-valve timing is disrupted. A free-running engine is designed with enough clearance between the pistons and valves to allow the crankshaft to rotate (pistons still moving) while the camshaft stays in one position (several valves fully open). If this condition occurs normally, no internal engine damage will result. In an interference engine, there is not enough clearance between the pistons and valves to allow the crankshaft to turn without the camshaft being in time.
An interference engine can suffer extensive internal damage if a timing belt fails. The piston design does not allow clearance for the valve to be fully open and the piston to be at the top of its stroke. If the belt fails, the piston will collide with the valve and will bend or break the valve, damage the piston, and/or bend a connecting rod. When this type of failure occurs, the engine will need to be replaced or disassembled for further internal inspection; either choice costing many times that of replacing the timing belt.


Inspection


NOTE For manufacturer-s recommended service interval, refer to the maintenance interval chart located in this manual.
The average replacement interval for a timing belt is approximately 60,000 miles (96,000 km). If, however, the timing belt is inspected earlier or more frequently than suggested, and shows signs of wear or defects, the belt should be replaced at that time.

WARNING Never allow antifreeze, oil or solvents to come into with a timing belt. If this occurs immediately wash the solution from the timing belt. Also, never excessive bend or twist the timing belt; this can damage the belt so that its lifetime is severely shortened.


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Fig. Never bend or twist a timing belt excessively, and do not allow solvents, antifreeze, gasoline, acid or oil to come into contact with the belt
Inspect both sides of the timing belt. Replace the belt with a new one if any of the following conditions exist:


Hardening of the rubber-back side is glossy without resilience and leaves no indentation when pressed with a fingernail Cracks on the rubber backing Cracks or peeling of the canvas backing Cracks on rib root Cracks on belt sides Missing teeth or chunks of teeth Abnormal wear of belt sides-the sides are normal if they are sharp, as if cut by a knife.

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Fig. Clean the timing belt before inspection so that imperfections or defects are easier to recognize


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Fig. Inspect the timing belt for damage, such as a broken or missing tooth, which may be due to a damaged pulley


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Fig. Back surface worn or cracked from a possible overheated engine or interference with the belt cover


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Fig. Side wear from improper installation or a defective pulley plate


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Fig. Worn teeth from excessive belt tension, camshaft or distributor not turning properly, or fluid leaking on the belt

If none of these conditions exist, the belt does not need replacement unless it is at the recommended interval. The belt MUST be replaced at the recommended interval.

WARNING On interference engines, it is very important to replace the timing belt at the recommended intervals, otherwise expensive engine damage will likely result if the belt fails.

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97 mpv died while driving. gets gas and fuel. is it the timing belt?


When you crank the engine does it sound whinny? If it does then yes its the timing belt, the only real way to tell is to remove the distributor cap and crank the engine and see if the rotor of the distributor turns if it turns then its not the timing belt. Here is the thing 1997 Mazda MPV is identified as a interference engine meaning that if the timing belt broke it is MOST likely to do engine valve damage, So you will have to pull the timing belt cover and inspect the T-belt you will know if its broken when you push on the belt and there is no tension on it,

May 19, 2011 | 2003 Mazda MPV

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Does a timing chain need to be replaced on a 2000 Mazda MPV with 112,000 miles. No problems just curious.


timing chains let you know when its time to change them as they rattle but if you do a rebuild at say 200k then obviously change the chain/tensioner

Jan 31, 2011 | 2000 Mazda MPV

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Where is the timing belt tentioner


This vehices engine shoud have a timing chain not a belt

Jan 11, 2011 | 2001 Mazda MPV

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What milage do you change timung belt


60,000 Miles also your van is an interference engine which means if timing belt breaks will cause major engine damage ( bent cylinder head valves ) and cylinder heads will have to be remove to replace bent valves.

May 25, 2010 | 2000 Mazda MPV

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