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2004 mazda mpv

Whenever it rains heavily and i am driving, the mazda starts to gerk and a little while after engine lights starts to blink sometime it stays on, sometimes i can't go over 40 miles other  times when i park it up overnight starts up fine next morning. i'm, not sure what's happening someone told me try map sensor or maybe mass flow sensor, i don't want to spend a whole lot of money to fix what doesn't need fixing. i think water is getting in somewhere causing this cause like i said only happens when raining. also when this happens i start burning alot of gas and i also smell fumes.pls help

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  • Anonymous Sep 03, 2008

    I have the same poblem. However, I have scamnned it and the scanner said it was a #3 coil. I replaced it same problem. When it runs for a while it gets warm it srarts to **** the van.Don't know where to go from here.

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    I have had the exact same problem for over 1 year. I suspect after conversing with different people that moisture is getting to a coil and causing problems. I think mazda should have a recall to fix this but I don't think there is any way to force them. I owned a mazda 626 before I bought this Most Problematic Vehicle and it was great (wish I had never sold it). Now I will probably never own another mazda again. I have not replaced the coil because I don't think it will fix the problem. I wonder if there is some way to seal it from moisture?



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I don't have a solution to the problem, but Mazda should. I have replaced 3 different ignition coils in the last 3 months. I am spending more on repairs than I was in a car payment. Mazda has been no help at all!

Posted on Jul 23, 2009


Also have a 04 MPV with the same problem. Happened last year also. it's one of the ignition coils. Must be a design flaw from the factory as somehow moisture get into the coil and causes missfiring. Coil costs about $77 from Mazda (CAN).

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