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Mazda Millenia

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  • cnukcnuk Posts: 2
    Don't know about the 2002P, but I just picked up a 2000 Millenia S with 67000km. In Western Canada, the extended warranty I was offered was from CoverageOne. Don't know much about the company but it seems reputable from what little I could find. 2 Yrs/40,000KM everything included warranty was $1973 CDN. 2 Yrs/40,000KM powertrain only was $1590 CDN. I went for the all inclusive warranty because I just bought the car and don't have a history with it. The talk of supercharger (which doesn't apply to you) is enough to scare me into buying it. Like most extended warranty, you're damned if you do and damned if you don't.
  • IF U R INDECISIVE AS TO WHETHER GETTING AN "P" OR "S", TEST DRIVE BOTH. THERE'S NO CONTEST, YOU'LL GET AN "S" NO DOUBT.
    I DO NOT AGREE IN GOING TO AN INDEPENDANT MECHANIC, MY EXPERIENCES WITH A MAZDA DEALERSHIP ARE ALL POSITIVE.HOWEVER THERE'S ALWAYS EXCEPTIONS
    AND YOU WON'T KNOW UNLESS YOU TRY IT.
    I HAD MY SHARE OF PROBLEMS WITH MINE (2000 S) WITH
    78,000KM 2 SUPERCHARGERS IN 6 MONTHS ( BY ALL MEANS IF ANYONE NEEDS A SUPERCHARGER GET A REBUILD FROM PSE SUPERCHARGERS ) THE OEM IS OVERPRICED AND WILL NOT LAST AS LONG AS PSE'S)
    THE KEY TO SUCCESS WITH YOUR SUPERCHARGER IS: CLEAN OIL! CHANGE IT EVERY 3,000MILES AND USE FULL
    SYNTHETIC OIL.
    THAT'S MY 2 CENTS!
  • I basically gave it a tune up n walla! It's running great. But I do wanna thank you for helping me out.
  • petro572petro572 Posts: 2
    I have recently purchased a 98 Millenia S w/ 109000 miles. One of the coolest cars I have owed. However, the engine make a faint rotory or "knocking" which adjusts speeds w/ RPMs. I have a friend who also has a Millenia S that make the same noise. The noise is more pronounced when engine is cold and generally quiets down a bit once the engine warms up. Is this just the normal sound of the Miller-cycle? Is there anyway to muffle the noise?
  • alexvalexv Posts: 1
    I have a '95 Millenia, 2.5L V6, 127K miles. Especially when cold I hear a tapping metallic noise coming out of the engine. Asked a mechanic what could cause this noise and he said that it might be the friction gear spring on the camshaft that needs to be replaced. Anyone had the same problem or familiar with this? How serious is this and does it really needs replacement (someone told me that as long as it's not making too much noise it's ok) ? Also, anyone knows the mileage intervals at which the transmission fluid needs to be changed?

    Thanks
  • Owners manual will tell you everything you need to know
    about the recommended intervals.
    ;)

    Perhaps you don't have the Owners Manual!
    I will look it up tonight and let you know!

    But i think its 96,000km or 48,000 miles
    not sure though!
    :confuse:
  • silversilver Posts: 10
    I have a 2001 Millenia S, this is my second one, I believe you have to be prepared to spend some money on repairs, I love the cars and they absolutely drive great. My Lysholm compressor went out at 33,000 miles under warranty, repairs were 4300.00 which was a real shock. I have checked several dealers and they all have said this is very rare for this to happen but they have heard of a few doing this, it started with a sulfur smell from the exhaust and then eventually a cloud of blue/black smoke when started. Tires are expensive on the S's, oem's were $259.00 apiece as I had one blow out at 3000 miles. I had to have them replaced at 33000 and found replacements for 4 I believe was 600.00. My plan is to keep the car and see what happens, car looks great and I don't think you will find a better car for the price for the luxury of the millenia.
  • silversilver Posts: 10
    I believe there is a service bulletin on this from Mazda, it may not be your exact problem but is refers to a similar noise heard and I believe it has to do with the transmission. There is a site that you can go in to look at the service bulletins that are on a certain car, I can't remember where it was though.
  • fwatsonfwatson Posts: 639
    Looks like AutoZone has taken over AllData. Here is the link.

    http://www.alldata.com/

    or

    http://www.alldata.com/TSB/01_mk.html

    For my 2001 MMP.

    http://www.alldata.com/TSB/33/01333664.html

    The TSB is: 0500101 APR 01 A/T - Whining/Ringing Noise in Interior
  • Does anybody know if the 95-96 Millenia's use a 'LCD' type rear brake light in the rear window? I had driven behind one and I notice that the light looks different more like what's found on cars today. I know the 97-00 used a single bulb light and 01-02 were 'LCD' types to I think.

    Thanks In Advance!

    - Allen
  • mnoghostmnoghost Posts: 11
    the problem actually did turn out to be the parking brake heating up and rubbing on something, they filed it down or whatever the hell they did, and now its finially gone, the sound was driving me nuts and it was so annoying, but has scince then been fixed.
  • Has anyone replaced an alternator in a 2001 S model? I am thinking about doing it myself, but I don't know how hard it will be to do.
  • pharmanpharman Posts: 1
    :confuse: Ok, I am new to the world of Miller Cycle engines. I am looking at a 99 Millenia S w/101,000. The interior is in great shape, so that leads me to believe that odds are they took care of the rest :shades: . The brake fluid and power steering were both clear and there are no leaks. They are asking $6500 for it and that seems a little on the low side :lemon: ? I did a carfax and there were no big issues reported. So....need some feedback from smarter people than I.
    Thanks
  • willopadwillopad Posts: 4
    Does anyone know which fuse controls the courtesy lights on the doors for a 99 S model?
    Mine are all inoperative, which raises my suspicions on a fuse being out?
  • petro572petro572 Posts: 2
    Can't say I am any smarter but, I just bought a 98 Millenia S w/ 109000 miles. I pd $5500 which was a bit less than wholesale. I have had it for about a 2 months and have never regreted it. My Millenia also appeared well maintained upon purchase. I have never enjoyed a car so much. I have only 1 complaint. I am not particularly crazy about the sound of the Miller Cyle. (faint continuos knocking of the timing advance) However, all in all my suggestion is to get it. My research tells me that if it was well maintained and has had regular and routine oil changes, it will run for years. The Miller Cycle has a bad rap because it is very unforgiving to those who fail to maintain proper maintenance.
  • edialloediallo Posts: 1
    Hi, I am new to this board. I have a 99 Millenia s w/40,600. It is in great shape. I drove my Nissan Sentra for years and garaged the Mazda. Now I am ill with rheumatoid arthritis and drive my car about once a week. I took it to Carmax this past Fri. and they REALLY wanted to buy it for $6000. I had checked Kelly Blue Book and it said that I could sell it privately for over $10,000. I could use it as a trade-in and get $8,000. It also said that my car was worth $13,000. What do you think the value really is?
    Thanks!
  • willopadwillopad Posts: 4
    I think that you can get between $8750 to $9750 if it's perfect.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    You can also try asking Terry (rroyce10) in our Real-World Trade-In Values discussion. Be sure to include all the necessary information that is listed in red above the post box.

    He's a very helpful member who happens to be a dealer he'll give you his straight-up assessment based on all the info you give him.

    Good luck!
  • nzigmanzigma Posts: 13
    When closing the front door I get a hollow 'tin' sound that are more prevalent in cheaper cars, whereas the other 3 doors make that dull thud sound when shut, as is the case with more higher end cars. I have a 2001S with 26K clicks.

    My OE Dunlops 5000 are nearing it's end and I'm looking at replacing with Falken 512 @ USD 463.00 all inclusive. Anyone with experience with these tires. Cheers ">
  • MY TILT WHEEL IN MY MAZDA MILLENIA WONT MOVE UP OR DOWN CAN SOMEONE TELL ME HOW TO FIX THIS PROBLEM??
  • nzigmanzigma Posts: 13
    There is a little button just below the turn switch on the steering column. Try pressing that.
  • are u talking about da auto button, if u are i have already tried dat.
  • my 95 millenia automatic doorlocks wont work i have to opean them using my hands or da key.any help please.
  • stodiejastodieja Posts: 6
    try tapping on the motor sometimes they stick you may have to replace the motor
    for this concern
  • mmerchantmmerchant Posts: 18
    Dunlop SP5000 - I am very surprised you have to replace them after just 26k (I assume you mean kilometres and not miles). Mine lasted nearly 55K having rotated them every 8-10000 kms.

    I do not have any comments on the Falkens but having tried Proxes TPT, I would not recommend them for the Millenia. They developed feathering (and hence annoying noises) after just 15000kms due to their design on the edges. The redesigned Proxes may address the feathering issue

    I reverted to the Dunlop 50000.
  • mmerchantmmerchant Posts: 18
    Silver's opinion on the 2001 S is right on. The compressor on mine went at 24,000 kms and the replacement has been fine for almost 2.5 years. I have 107,000kms now. A foreman at a Mazda dealer told me they had to replace the Lysholm compressors on 4 Millenias recently - around the 50-60K mark.

    I purchased a Mazda extended warranty that covers me to 160,000 kms, so I feel quite comfortable. If you can buy one, it is peace of mind - whatever others may say about not spending money on extended warranties I believe in them. I had one on my Honda Accord and it proved to be of immense value when tere was a leak in the trasnmission at 159,000 Kms - just before the expiry.

    Anyway, the MIlenia is a fantastic car to drive - as indeed are all Mazdas - provided you are well looked after by your dealer. In my case I get excellent service.
  • mm2001mm2001 Posts: 6
    I recently acquired a 2001 Millenia S.. just like new with only 10000 km on it (6000 miles) Occasionally, I notice a sulfur-like odor which seems to be coming from the catalytic converter area. I had it checked out at a Mazda dealer, but they didn't see any problems with the converter. They think it just may be the gas I'm using, since it doesn't occur all the time. They advise using premium gas from Shell, rather than gas from cheaper independent dealers.

    I have only been using premium gas in my Millenia, but not always from a big-name dealer. I must admit that the last time I filled up at Shell, I had my best gas mileage yet and didn't notice the sulfur odor. Do the smaller gas retailers really have poorer gas quality?
  • mmerchantmmerchant Posts: 18
    Each company varies the amount of sulfur used n the gas, and this again varies from city to city or region to region. I have been using Sunoco 94 Octane for a long time, but if I switch to its 92 Octane I get the sulfur odor. On the other hand 91 Octane from Esso works fine, but the same octane level gas from Petro Canada and sometimes Shell induces the sulfur odor.

    I find that my Millenia drives best with 94 from Sunoco - it doesn't take long (for me) to realize that it suffers going dropping to a lower octane rating. If you are happy with Shell stick to it.
  • I'm looking for an independent and reliable mechanic in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge area. I own a 2000 Millenia. Can you provide your mechanic's name, number and address?

    Thanks,
    Jeff
  • My experience with my 2000 Millenia S hasn't been so good. I bought the car used in 2002 with 27,000 k on it. I know have 110,000 on the odometer but have had to replace three ignighter coils ($1000 per pop, although I chewed on the dealer and he dropped the price by half. I've also had to replace the front wheel bearing, manifold gaskets, o2 sensor, fuel pump and the latest is the supercharger seal are leaking. They want $7000 for that one.

    I understand Mazda has issues M-Tip on the super charger (similar to a tech service bulletin). Does anyone know where I can get a copy?
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