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NOTICE No: MT000001222
MODEL: Mazda MPV YEAR: 1989-1994
AFFECTED VINs: Lower than JM3 LV5*** R0 623386
SUBJECT: Speedo noise when cold
APPLICABLE MODELS: 90-94 323, 90-94 Protege, 89-94 MPV
DETAILS:

During cold weather operation (below -10F), there may be a squealing or chattering noise coming from the speedometer/meter cluster area.

Grease in the speedo cable climbs upward and enters the speedo head adhering to the rotating section. This grease then hardens during cold temperatures and causes noise.

The grease in the speedometer cable has been changed to a low temperature grease beginning March 28, 1994 mass-production.

To repair this concern, please replace the speedometer and cable together, referring to the following parts list:

Protege/323:

Part Number Part Name Qty
BR71-60-070B Speedo cable, meter side 1
BR72-55-471A Speedometer, w/o tachometer 1
BR73-55-471A Speedometer, w/ tachometer 1

NOTE: Replace the upper or meter side cable only, do not replace the lower side cable.

MPV:

Part Number Part Name Qty
LA01-60-070C Speedo cable (3.0L/2WD) 1
LA12-60-070C Speedo cable (3.0L/4WD) 1
LA09-60-070C Speedo cable (2.6L) 1
LA01-55-471A Speedometer (CALIF. only) 1
LA16-55-471A Speedometer (FED. only) 1
CONSUMER NOTICE:
The information and instructions in this notice are intended for use by skilled technicians. Mazda technicians utilize the proper tools/equipment and take training to correctly and safely maintain Mazda vehicles. These instructions should not be performed by "do-it-yourselfers." Consumers should not assume this notice applies to their vehicle or that their vehicle will develop the described concern. To determine if the information applies, consumers should contact their nearest authorized Mazda dealership.
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