I had the P0016 code which I think was due to the chain, but have read about these failing so I went ahead and replaced both of them. Timely spark plug replacement will help avoid more serious problems like failed ignition coils. Most people would not want to remove the engine just to replace one of these components and luckily we do not have to. Like any other chain, there can be some teething problems, and Mazda had some when it went to chains. Can I join the Class Action Law Suit? The engine and transmission are mostly trouble-free. One is for lifting the car enough to get the second jack under it.
Took it to dealership to get a recall repaired and i told them about the knocking under the hood, how my engine light stays on, my oil smells like its burning every time i change it or add more. I had the P0016 code which I think was due to the chain, but have read about these failing so I went ahead and replaced both of them. Would love to hear some tips or issues you hit during install. Here is a pic of the actual water pump, it is in the center of the timing chain path and it is driven by the timing chain: I didn't go as far as head gaskets, not sure if they have much risk for failure. If you are going to replace the belt you will need a tool that will hold the overhead cams before you remove the belt cause the cams can shift turn when the belt is removed due to pressure from the valve springs. They take no responsibility for ripping hard working people off.
Heres my tensioner gone bad on my freshly built motor!!!!! We recommend that the timing belt be replaced, along with the water pump and accessory drive belts, at 90,000-100,000 miles. Bountiful Mazda did the labor to replace the engine at that time. Why you should buy it: Sporty handling, good strong engine, plenty of room, refined ride, spacious third row, towing capacity, cargo space, safety ratings. I have absolutely no idea why Mazdas engineers placed the water pump where they did, but oh well. According to several sources, the transfer case warranty has been extended for some model years; check with your local Mazda dealer.
Even after draining the coolant from the radiator drain plug there is a lot still sitting in the engine. So I'll wait until you post it here. My only complaints would be the gas mileage and maybe the middle section of the center console could be a little smaller. I had to wait on the side of I-95 for 4 hours because of the storm to get towed to the mechanic who did the oil change! I have truly babied this car. Not even 15 minutes later, as I started to climb a hill I noticed it was losing power and began pulling over. I may have to do the water pump replacement next summer then. I was quoted at a price of 5000 for a new engine.
If you are looking at the engine with the hood up from the front bumper, it will be on your left, behind the accessory belt. It is even possible for it jump in extreme circumstances, such as a collision. Install a 10mm bolt in through crank pulley to keep it straight. No fault of my own. Heat treatment has now been added around the hole of the variable valve timing rotor lock pin to prevent this from happening. I owned a 2006 Suzuki Forenza that was a much better purchase than this piece of crap.
Do you change your own brake pads, oil, radiator hoses? It is a very involved job. After 250,000 miles I finally got tired of it. Timing belt or timing chain? Called the mazda dealer they said they could fix it for a minimum of 2500. I have owned many cars and drive a lot. If it jumps, you may get a P0016 code for crankshaft and camshaft position correlation P0016 being for bank 1 - the right side of the engine which is closest to the firewall. It now has about 90,000 miles and started making the ticking sound when cranking.
Serious engine damage will occur if done incorrectly. The belt can usally last about 100,000 mile before needing replacement. My husband is a mechanic and has done the oil changes regularly in his garage except for the few times I took it to the dealership where I bought because I had a free or discounted oil change. The experts I speak with say they would drive it until it breaks. I'm a machinist by trade, so I have some mechanical know how.
When I re-filled coolant after the repair it took a little over two gallons to top it off. I am beyond furious about the fact Mazda states these are not recalls there were several recalls in this particular car. If you have to take one off,you might as well do both at the same time. It ranges from 60,00 … 0 to 110,00 miles. Thats without looking at it.
Not to be too picky, but the Flex used the Duratec 35, not the 37. It is adviseable to use loctite on all fasteners for safety. There's very little in it as of yet, but I went ahead and put the vehicle out of commission in the garage. Gas mileage is within the stated range, and the power is smooth and exceptional. Also, I wouldn't touch the headgaskets.