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A 2001 Mazda Millenia S with the Miller cycle supercharged

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Hello sir, a 2001 Mazda Millenia S with the Miller cycle supercharged engine. As my niece was turning into a parking lot the car died. It will start back but lacks power and has a top end rattle like a diesel engine. It lopes very hard and dies at an idle. Any ideas?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 3 months ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** many miles do you have on this?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
240,000 timing belt replaced about 70,000 ago
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 3 months ago.

this can be caused by either a timing belt that has skipped a tooth, or a bad super charger, can you tell if the noise id coming from the supercharger?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Not sure, it's in the top half of the engine though.
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 3 months ago.

ok, first you need to check the timing belt, and see if it skipped a tooth or 2, if it is good, then its going to be a bad supercharger, which is real common on these,Tim

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
How is that repaired, or must you replace it?
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 3 months ago.

I(t must be replaced or rebuilt, with this mileage, it is very common for the bearings in the suoercharger to go out, and cause the poor drivability, and the rattle from up top,Tim

Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 3 months ago.

Please dont forget to rate me, so I can get credit for helping,Thanks,Tim

Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 3 months ago.

Is there a reason you wont rate me???

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