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2000 Mazda Mpv Throttle Position Sensor
Where can you get a TPS for a 2000 Mazda MPV 2.5L V6? None of the auto parts stores carry this TPS. They told me that this part was non serviceable item. The TPS IS removable from the throttle body of...
Lost Power While Accelerating Onto Highway
MPV lost power and nearly quit while entering highway. I had drove some 5 miles before problem occured. No engine light present. Used CODE scanner, no codes retreived (pass). Possible Fuel filter or p...
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Changed Headlight Bulbs And Now Car Wont Start
He was able to replace the bulbs fairly quickly, I paid and attempted to leave. The car wouldnt start!! It cranks and cranks but wont start. Mechanic says its not getting fire to the engine. He seems ...
I want to know if I can use my van toward a trade in the problem is that the people I bought the van signed the tittle and never had it registered in there name. I cant get it registered in my name be...
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About the Mazda MPV
The Mazda MPV was one of the earliest Japanese vans to reach the U.S. market, and among the first to be designed specifically for North American buyers. Built from the ground up and based on Mazda 929 sedan's platform, the MPV was a rear-wheel drive vehicle from its introduction in 1989 until 2000, when it became a front-wheel-drive. It also was available in both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive until its redesign in 2000.
One element that distinguished the MPV from its competition was its hinged rear door, on the passenger side, rather than a sliding door. In 1996 Mazda added a fourth hinged door behind the driver's-side door. The hinged rear doors remained until the MPV's redesign in 2000, when they were replaced with sliding doors. In late-model vehicles, power sliding doors were available as either standard features or options, depending on the trim package.
Through most of its history, the MPV was considered to be underpowered by many. The earlier models were powered by either a 121-horsepower, 2.6-liter four-cylinder engine or a 150-horsepower, 3.0-liter V6. Power was steadily increased through the years, but it wasn't until a 200-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 engine was dropped under the hood in 2002 that the MPV was considered adequately powered.
Throughout the 1990s and into the 21st century, the MPV was updated but its size and shape remained essentially unchanged. This allowed some competitors' vans to exceed the MPV in size, power, and features. But there were many drivers who appreciated the MPV for what it was -- a small yet versatile minivan. Drivers noted that, for the most part, the MPV was a reliable vehicle that handled well and had plenty of room for people and cargo. It was also considered to be a good value. As Mazda continued to make upgrades to the minivan, it gained a sportier look and more nimble handling, but it has remained a true minivan up to the current model year.