2000 Mazda MPV oil light came on...within 2 minutes motor completely locked down. Starter engages but will not start. I am NOT car smart so....what am I looking at and what is financial damage going to be?
I just bought a mazda b4000 and the guy told me that I had to put in neutral to put on 4×4 and then put it in reverse when the light comes on but I’ve put it on drive to turn the 4×4 button (yeah I’m dumb😅) now the light blinks 6 times and then stops for 2-3 minutes even if the button is on 2 high and I cannot hear the transfer case motor… I have need help… it’s tough in Canadian winters on 2wd
4×4 light blinks 6 times every two minutes
4×4 Blinking Lights Possible Cause
- 4×4 shift motor
- 4×4 fuse – Be sure to check FUSE#13 in the battery junction box under the hood.
- GEM – Generic Electronic Module
Perform On Board Diagnostics with scan tool to retrieve DTCs (Diagnostic Trouble Codes)
- Connect Scan Tool
- Select Diagnostic Data Link
- Next Select GEM – Generic Electronic Module
- Finally Select RETRIEVE DTCs
Source: MAZDA MOTORS CORP
Flashing lights usually means its stuck between 2 wheel high and 4 wheel high.
You can pull the shift motor and turn the **** with pliers. Otherwise cleaning it or replacing it are your options.
sometimes you can tap on the motor and it may go in 4 wheel drive