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Bad plug wires, weak coil, needs new plugs or moisture is causing some other problem with a sensor or connector.
Posted on May 09, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: mazda mpv problem
I agree. I have had this problem twice and it has been a coil. This model has individual coil packs for each cylinder, so unless you have the tools to find out which cylinder is not getting full spark, have a mechanic do it.
Side note...I recommend inducting about 5 oz. of Sea-Foam through a vacuum line every 20,00 miles or so. The rest of the can goes into the fuel tank to clean the injectors. It has helped smooth out a rough idle.
And a can of Restore with each oil change after 100,000 miles will take care of hydraulic lifter chatter.
Posted on May 24, 2008
Radiator Removal Step1Open the radiator drain plug, located somewhere near the lowest pointof the radiator, and let the coolant flow into a catch basin to drainit. Loosen the lower radiator hose to drain the coolant if yourradiator does not have a drain plug. Step2Detach the hoses from the radiator. Loosen the nose clamps and pull thehoses off of their attachment necks. Remove the auxiliary belts bysliding them off of their pulleys to gain more work room. Step3 Remove the enginecooling fan and the radiator shroud. This step is vehicle-specific, andno single process will cover all types of engines. In most cases, youhave to use a wide box wrench to release the mounting bolt that holdsthe fan to the engine. Set your cooling fan down upright to protect itsclutch. Loosen the mounting hardware that holds the shroud. You mighthave to pull the fan and the shroud out together if clearance does notpermit you to pull them out separately. Step4Remove any mounting screws, bolts, clips or other remaining attachmentpoints. Put these pieces of hardware into a container so that you donot lose them. Step5Lift the radiator clear of the engine. This can result in a mess ofcoolant as the radiator shifts around, so have newspaper and a catchbasin underneath the radiator. Radiator Replacement Step1Slide the replacement radiator into place. Handle it gently so you donot damage the delicate cooling fins or hose necks. Step2 Replace the mounting hardware. Torque them so you do not break the new radiator. Step3 Reinstall the cooling fan and the shroud by simply reversing the fan and shroud removal process. Step4Reattach the cooling hoses to their mounting necks. Snug the hoseclamps down, being careful not to over tighten. Consider replacing yourcooling hoses at this time, as they become brittle and prone to failurewith age. Replace them all if you replace one. Step5Install and tension the auxiliary belts if you removed them to get moreroom to work. Slide them back over their pulleys and adjust tension byturning the tension adjustment nuts and bolts. Cooling Addition Step1 Mix the replacement coolant and distilled water in the right proportions for your vehicle and your climate. Step2Pour the coolant into the proper fill area. Depending on your vehicle,you may pour the coolant directly into your replacement radiator, intoyour overflow reservoir or somewhere else. Step3 Run the engine to allow the coolant to circulate and add more as necessary. Step4Bleed the air from the system. There will be a bleed valve somewhere inthe system, although its location will vary from vehicle to vehicle.Open the valve with a wrench and watch for bubbles. You know yourradiator replacement is done when no more air bubbles bleed from thesystem and your coolant is fully up to temperature.
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
The two are of course not related. Check the trunk seal for missing portion, tears, splits, etc. this has to be where the rain is coming in. You can check for leaks with a hose and climb in the trunk with a flashlight, having a trusty helper direct water to one area at a time to check for the leak. The gas cap light is probably on due to a defective evap. vent valve, which is located behind the left rear tire near fill tube for gas tank.
Posted on May 12, 2009
let me know if this help you....
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
Testimonial: "tank you that was very helpfull because i call to mazda and they tell me the coil number 5 was in the midle on back "
I have the same problem. I punched the screens all the way though that are down in the distributor. This did not correct the problem but it did slow it down. Now I only have to change the cap ever few months. I don't leave home without a spare cap.
Posted on Jan 26, 2010
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