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NOTICE No: MT000003368
MODEL: Mazda MPV YEAR: 2000
AFFECTED VINs: N/A
SUBJECT: Water Pump Replacement
DETAILS:

The 2000 Model Year MPV Workshop Manual (Section 10-12) incorrectly states replacement of the water pump mounting bolts are necessary any time the water pump is removed/replaced. This is not correct. It is not necessary to replace the bolts when removing/replacing the water pump.

Additionally, the tightening torque procedure and specification is incorrect.

Correct tightening torque is:
18 N·m {184 kgf·cm, 159 in·lbf}

Bolt tightening procedure:
Do not tighten an additional 90 deg after torquing to above spec.

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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