1995 Mazda MPV Mazda MPV trans. Shifting lever

Tiny
ROBERTREED
  • MEMBER
  • 1995 MAZDA MPV
Transmission problem
1995 Mazda MPV Two Wheel Drive Automatic

I have a 95 MPV and it quit shifting. I have the plastic housingoff at the steering column, and can see a plunger move back and forth when I apply the brakes to shift. Only the lever won't pull back towards me to shift out of park. I bought a basic Haynes manual, but it has nothing on the subject. PLEASE, I NEED SOME HELP.
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 AT 3:53 PM

7 Replies

Tiny
JAMES W.
  • MEMBER
Robert, which model MPV do you have? It makes a difference on the interlock system. Please advise.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 AT 4:44 PM
Tiny
ROBERTREED
  • MEMBER
I have a MPV minivan. Or is there somewhere else I can find the model? I inherited this van.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 AT 5:16 PM
Tiny
JAMES W.
  • MEMBER
The choices for MPV are; L, LX or LXE
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 AT 8:45 PM
Tiny
ROBERTREED
  • MEMBER
I couldn't tell ya, I know it's the one with not many options at all. Not the all wheel drive, and no electrical options or anything. But, I think I may have solved the problem. With a little help from a new friend, and my son-in-law. It seems to be the u-joint conection in the shifting linkage at the point that it connects to the shaft that runs to the shifting linkage through the firewall. My new friend has done some work on the MPV and says that is a point that needs lubing once in a million and it never get's seen, because it is under the steering cowling deal. So, I shall go to my pick-and-pull to get me one to replace it. BUT, I WILL KEEP YOU GUY'S AS A FAVORITE SPOT, you guy's and this spot are FANTASTIC. Thank you.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 AT 9:19 PM
Tiny
JAMES W.
  • MEMBER
Thank you for the compliment. We apprecitate it. My question on model type was for the 2 types of locks they showed. One mechanical and one electrical. Glad you got it. Let us know what you find and we can pass it on to others.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 AT 11:52 PM
Tiny
ROBERTREED
  • MEMBER
It an electrical type lock, not mechanical. I see when I press the brake pedal that there is a plungerthing that disengages. That is not the problem that I have. It's after that actualy. It's the knuckle after the lock and ignition. I'm going to the pick your part today, so I shall let you and everyone know what's up later this eve. Again, thank you.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 AT 10:33 AM
Tiny
JAMES W.
  • MEMBER
Thanks, we will appreciate your response.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 AT 12:37 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides