1996 Mazda MPV - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


The firing order 123456 is correct. See notes at the link below for more help with starting issues
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Do It Yourself Diagnosis and Repair

1996 Mazda MPV | Answered on Sep 14, 2017 | 110 views


You might have a bad thermostat, you might just be low on coolant, and check the actual radiator, not the plastic overflow tank. If both of those are fine, you could have a restricted heater core, you can check that by touching both heater core hoses, if one hose is hot and the other isn't, then it's clogged.

1996 Mazda MPV | Answered on Feb 19, 2015 | 80 views


You need to put a higher temperature thermostat in. Try a 200 degree thermostat and make sure that you have a full radiator. Also you could dilute your antifreeze a little more than 50/50 .
I would also try a 70/ 30 mix. Hope this helps.

1996 Mazda MPV | Answered on Feb 18, 2015 | 111 views


If you go to this web site it will have pictures of the location and how to replace it
www.autocross.com/Replacing_a_freeze_plug/ccr200704011/1

1996 Mazda MPV | Answered on Dec 16, 2014 | 218 views


sounds like the electrical ignition switch needs replaced. it should be on top of steering column under the dash on drivers side.

1996 Mazda MPV | Answered on Jul 03, 2015 | 301 views


You have to pull the Timing Belt off in order to change it and make sure you mark the CAM before you remove the Sprocket

1996 Mazda MPV | Answered on Jul 20, 2014 | 152 views


same as any other , very little when putting foot down

1996 Mazda MPV | Answered on Jul 08, 2014 | 204 views


underneath the center console between the front seats

1996 Mazda MPV | Answered on Oct 26, 2013 | 98 views


I have the same problem few days ago, and still didn't find any solution. Can any one please help?????

1996 Mazda MPV | Answered on Aug 17, 2013 | 500 views


I would suspect deformed tyres ,they do go out of round with age and the sun which does wonderfull to tyres

1996 Mazda MPV | Answered on Feb 14, 2013 | 241 views


The MPV is called a "Bongo" in the uk. The parts should be the same for the Efini which was the name for the MPV in Japan

1996 Mazda MPV | Answered on Feb 01, 2013 | 378 views


Bank one is the side with cylinder one, and sensor one is before the catalytic converter.

1996 Mazda MPV | Answered on Sep 30, 2012 | 154 views


Hi, try to hook up the hho gas hose into a vacuum line of the crank case (with t-connector) NOT directly b4 the turbo. That might help. Its not getting enough vacuum to "pull" the gas from the cell. How much hho production do you get right now? Greetings, ****

1996 Mazda MPV | Answered on Sep 09, 2012 | 874 views


Overheating and water blowing out of the header tank? Then you probably have a blown head gasket.

There is no cheap, quick or easy fix for this, but there is a quick cheap and easy way to rule it out as being the cause: get the vehicle to a decent repair garage and ask for a sniff test on the coolant. This involves taking a small sample of coolant and shaking it in a tube of indicator solution which changes colour if it detects exhaust residues which are only present in coolant if the head gasket has blown. If the gasket has not blown then you can start considering other (cheaper) causes such as a faulty pressure cap on the expansion tank.

Head gasket failures are always expensive to repair (despite the gasket itself being relatively cheap) and usually involve other repair work as well. The only certainty is that the sooner it's attended to, the lower the final cost. Given that your Bongo is now 14 years old, you might even find that it's cheaper and quicker to break yours for spares and to buy another vehicle. Head gasket failures are one of the most common causes for scrapping older vehicles and as some owners disguise the earliest symptoms of the fault in order to sell their vehicle on it's always getting a sniff test done on any used car purchase which is not covered by any sales guarantees.

Sorry that I cannot offer a quick fix this time, but the information which I've provided should enable you to avoid further unnecessary expense and assist you to decide what to do next.

Please take a moment to rate my answer.

1996 Mazda MPV | Answered on Sep 09, 2012 | 531 views


no im a mechanic it sounds like that you have an air lock in the cooling system .i am familiar with ford freda and bongo and the design where the engine is is a bit far from the radiator ,so the problem with air locks magnifies.really the solution is just drain the water and refill it slowly while you are pressing and releasing,just repeat the action on the top radiator hose to get rid of any air trapping within the system,it's as simple as that really.you want it to have just water and no air as this will cause a blockage.

1996 Mazda MPV | Answered on Apr 03, 2014 | 7,426 views


My 2WD 1996 Mazda MPV transmission dipstick is a black stick, from out side, it look about a foot long from bottom to top with a black handle that is about 2 inches long and 3/4 inch wide. It is locate between the battery and the engine, actually, the top of it is a little bit lower than the bottom of the battery and closer to the front of the engine where the belts are.

1996 Mazda MPV | Answered on Jul 11, 2012 | 282 views


My 2WD 1996 Mazda MPV transmission dipstick is a black stick, from out side, it look about a foot long from bottom to top with a black handle that is about 2 inches long and 3/4 inch wide. It is locate between the battery and the engine, actually, the top of it is a little bit lower than the bottom of the battery and closer to the front of the engine where the belts are.

1996 Mazda MPV | Answered on Jul 06, 2012 | 285 views


You'll have to get the circuit tested - could be a list of things.
Fuse, relay, module, key switch, cam or crank sensor if equipped, or the coil itself.

1996 Mazda MPV | Answered on Jul 03, 2012 | 40 views


Engine light could mean a lot of things. You need to have an On Board Diagnostic (OBD I scanner for 1995 and older model or OBD II scanner for 1996 and newer model) scanner and a car repair manual to decode the problem. You can also take the car to the automotive store for them to check for free.

1996 Mazda MPV | Answered on Jul 03, 2012 | 97 views

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