Mazda timing belt interval

You will need to know your vehicle’s engine size to use this table. Once you know, you can determine your Mazda timing belt interval by using the first table and the reference key. Be sure to look at the second table to see whether or not the engine is interference-fit.

1.5L {32}
1.6L DOHC {32}
1.6L SOHC Replace Every 60,000 Miles
1.8L DOHC 4 Cyl. Replace Every 60,000 Miles
1.8L SOHC 4 Cyl. Replace Every 60,000 Miles
1.8L V6 Replace Every 60,000 Miles
2.0L Diesel {1}
2.0L DOHC (MX-6, MX3, Protege & 626) {32}
2.0L DOHC (Tribute) Replace Every 90,000 Miles
2.0L SOHC Gasoline Replace Every 60,000 Miles
2.2L Replace Every 60,000 Miles
2.3L 4 Cyl. Inspect Every 60,000 Miles: Replace Every 120,000 Miles
2.3L V6 (1995-2000) {32}
2.3L V6 (2001-02) Replace Every 60,000 Miles
2.5L 4 Cyl. Inspect At 120,000 Miles & Replace As Necessary
2.5L V6 {32}
3.0L DOHC Replace Every 60,000 Miles
3.0L SOHC {21}{32}


1.5L Free-Wheeling
1.6L Free-Wheeling
1.8L 4 Cyl. Free-Wheeling
1.8L V6 Free-Wheeling
2.0L Diesel Interference
2.0L DOHC (626, MX-6 & Protege) Interference
2.0L DOHC (Tribute) Free-Wheeling
2.0L SOHC Free-Wheeling
2.2L Interference
2.3L 4 Cyl. (B2300) Free-Wheeling
2.3L V6 Free-Wheeling
2.5L 4 Cyl. (B2500) Free-Wheeling
2.5L V6 Free-Wheeling
3.0L DOHC Interference
3.0L SOHC Interference

Reference key

{1} – Manufacturer does not recommend a specific maintenance interval.

{21} – On 1989-98 MPV 3.0L models, at 60,000 miles inspect the tensioner pulley & replace as necessary. A worn inner bushing may allow the pulley to slant resulting in a torn or jumped belt.

{32} – On 1993-96 models, replace every 60,000 miles. On 1997-2006 inspect at 60,000 miles, then again at 90,000 miles. It is recommended but not required, but it should be replaced at 105,000 miles.


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