Like you said, mine is very precise in it's sound and timing. Make sure you're using the correct viscosity oil for starters. A happy camper I am not!! Not even 15 minutes later, as I started to climb a hill I noticed it was losing power and began pulling over. I've got an '06 2. So i called the dealership but unfortunately they refused to help me. The noise is so consistant where it occurs in the rpm band.
The company has also received a number of consumer complaints about variable valve timing assembly failure leading to catastrophic engine failures, according to the complaint. A few days later she had an issue with it running horribly. What is the purpose of getting an extended warranty if you have to go through this? I asked to be transfered to someone who could have an answer and she flat out refused to help me in any way with it. So I got it from a used dealership. They take no responsibility for ripping hard working people off.
I did one on a Ford First of all you need to have the noise diagnosed to make sure it is coming from that part of the engine. Mazda please have some integrity you knew about these issues with the engine from 2007-2010 so please take care of your customers. Once the code has been generated, it will signal the driver by illuminating a specific zone warning. How should we go about getting them to replace the engine, or compensate her for this scam? I know I am probably gonna have to bite the bullet and let the dealer diagnose it but I'd like to have some idea before I get there since I don't trust dealerships in general. Should the mechanic have replaced the timming chain as well when he did the water pump? I've been searching around quite a bit trying to figure out this noise but I'm still not sure. I have owned many cars and drive a lot.
In addition to this the timing chain had to be replaced which should have been a recall considering it was making that noise from the moment I bought it, but was told it was nothing. The tech found other things wrong and one was the vvt timing. Well, I went for an oil change and found out a timing chain that needs to be replaced and I have an oil leak. Customers having this concern should have their vehicle repaired using the following repair procedure. With no warning, the car quit on the side of the road.
Major class action law firms use this data when researching cases. I do wish it came with a few other items though, like most importantly another cam friction washer and cam bolt for the exhaust side. Im pissed because there is a lawsuit and they act like its no big deal. I will use Edge again in the future as I start modifying and changing out parts. Which is odd because, if my memory is correct, this engine is a bucket on cam design so lash usually doesn't change much. No more mazdas for me, I will stick to the faithful Buick which I have been the proud owner for over 10 years with no problems.
I hope Karma gets everyone of you who knows about these engine problems, and I feel bad for everyone going through this, I should have bought my daughter a Chevy truck like mine, dammit! They can inspect your vehicle, if needed, and keep your car or truck running strong. Verify variable valve timing noise. Bountiful Mazda did the labor to replace the engine at that time. They told me to tow the car using road-side assistance, but I need something to drive. The kit has everything you need, no more timing chain chatter on startups. One thing I think I've noticed is that the noise seems to be at half engine speed, which would make sense if it was associated with cam rpm's instead of engine rpm's. Can the timming chain make a brand new water pump break? So they told me that they sent the recall letter about the vvt to the owner before me and they are sorry.
I am disgusted that there have been so many people before me with this issue, no warning signs, nothing, who have taken it to Mazda, and who have gotten absolutely no response. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. I'm pretty sure it is valve noise. Have been told its related to the timing components. Sorry for not getting back sooner. The new engine should be guaranteed from the date of replacement. My 3 has 118k on it and has been trouble free for the most part.
I'll definitely be returning for further purchases in the future. It is available on their web site. The check engine light went on as I got onto the highway. Heat treatment has now been added around the hole of the variable valve timing rotor lock pin to prevent this from happening. Decrease in fuel economy The purpose of variable valve timing is to ensure that the valves open and close at the right time to maximize engine performance and reduce fuel consumption.
This is the bad actuator in the car now notice the spring coming out of the actuator Here is the Update Replacement And the Process involved Special Mazda tools are required. I his words the Actuator has a locking pin inside of it that is suppose to lock the cam wheel in place on the cam shaft. I have no clue what to do. Showing reviews 1-5 of 32. In August, 2014, Mazda was sued for in its L-Series engines. It should be listed on the oil cap. So apparently I neglected the vehicle, not! I, too, had catastrophic engine failure with about 10 minutes of warning from the engine light going on to complete failure as I posted in the comment above.
Now, just 35,000 later, the engine has failed again. When I took it to the Dealer for the recall on the control arms they never mentioned the bad wheel bearing. This car should have lasted many more years before having a problem of this magnitude. I kept it serviced changing oil and filter every 10,000km and It started making a clicking noise whilst idling and accelerating so I got the worn pulley replaced followed by a new belt. It was almost paid for. At about 40thousand the power train module went transmission computer went was replaced under warranty.