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most likely its your battery cables are old

1989 Mazda MPV | Answered on May 11, 2017


Rotate the converter while putting it onto the stator/input shaft of the transmission. Make sure it goes on all the way. Note the converter hub - it will either have a couple of notches cut into the end of the hub or a couple of flats, either case - these engage the pump gear. If not fully engaged then you WILL break the pump when bolting up the transmission. Once it is in place, install the transmission, but as you install it, make sure the converter rotates freely and does not slide out of engagement with the pump (if the trans is tilted forward). When the transmission is completely bolted up you can then slide the converter forward slightly against the flexplate to bolt up (or converter studs through flexplate holes for nuts). Pay careful attention to what you're doing and you'll be OK - if not then be prepared to replace a broken pump!

1989 Mazda MPV | Answered on Mar 09, 2016


Several possibilities exist. Most likely is that you did NOT open the bleeder valves in the rear calipers when you retacted the pistons in the rear calipers. This forces old, dirty, contaminated brake fluid back up into the system. This debris is now stuck in either the ABS control unit or the master cylinder and is causing the front brakes to be slightly applied at all times. You can try to THROUGHLY flush out the brake fluid to remove the contamination. It will take about a gallon of brake fluid to do this. That "might" fix the problem. Otherwise, you need to figure out if the problem is with the master cylinder or the ABS control unit and replace the bad unit.

1989 Mazda MPV | Answered on Sep 07, 2014


Because you never work on them or
a shop did sloppy work for you

1989 Mazda MPV | Answered on Aug 22, 2014


try bleeding the front brakes sometimes the valve will move to one side allowing more pressure to the opposite brake possibly causing this type of problem.

1989 Mazda MPV | Answered on Aug 22, 2014


Coincidence. Check brake fluid and master cylinder. Check front calipers for failure, possible deployment and pressing the pads against rotors.

1989 Mazda MPV | Answered on Aug 22, 2014


One of the signal bulbs on the right side is defective and needs replacement or you have a poor electrical connection or connector

1989 Mazda MPV | Answered on Jul 15, 2014


Have you ever run out of fuel in the last few months, or run very low on fuel. If so replace the fuel filter.

1989 Mazda MPV | Answered on Dec 21, 2013


Have you ever run out of fuel in the last few months, or run very low on fuel. If so replace the fuel filter.

1989 Mazda MPV | Answered on Dec 21, 2013


1989 was the first generation of SRS and a lot can go wrong, have it scanned by a shop in case it is something that can cause the bags to deploy while you are driving.

1989 Mazda MPV | Answered on Nov 08, 2012


its in the fuel tank. remove the seat in the rear and lift the floor covering theres an access cover to get to the fuel pump there. if there is a hanger assembly available for it i suggest you buy that it comes complete and ready to install. hope this helps

1989 Mazda MPV | Answered on Mar 20, 2012


More than likely the starter solenoid has burnt contacts in it, this is a common problem with all Denso designed starter motors used in almost all Japanese cars and light trucks. You can either try and find a solenoid or just replace the starter. The solenoid can be repaired if you can find the contact kit for it, most are available on line for about $20, just google it.

1989 Mazda MPV | Answered on Feb 13, 2012


Assuming you've checked the battery for a possible short and both the battery and the starter for loose connections, no click sounds like a faulty starter solonoid, which could work intermittently.

1989 Mazda MPV | Answered on Jan 06, 2012


That is the oil pressure sending unit, and the only fix is to replace it. It screws in & out like a bolt. Be sure to put a sealant of some kind, or thread tape, on the threads of the new one before you install it. It may take a special wrench or socket that the parts store should have or may even let you borrow it. Just firmly snug it in. Don't crank it as hard as you can. It will snap off, and you'll be walking! Finally, don't forget to hook the wire back up!!

1989 Mazda MPV | Answered on Aug 30, 2011

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