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Mazda 323, Hatchback
#139 of 455 Re: Just bought a 323 [bigsu]
May 29, 2006 (11:43 am)
My 1993 Mazda 323 has been great for me. Since I first bought the thing when it heats up sometimes from a dead stop it "sputters" as it is accelerating out of first gear. Sometimes it was even sputtering right into third gear. This only seems to happen when it is hot and the revs are low. Once the sputter stops it runs normallly again until the next stop light. Finally this weekend after a soggy camp trip it just died right there and after a few minutes wait it started ran for a few seconds and stalled out again this time for good. What is wrong!! I suspect a fuel pump or filter. The damn thing is still at the campground parking lot so I need some help fast. It turns over fine just doesn't fire. I believe although I did not look it is fuel injected so.....could also be the control for that or......?>
#140 of 455 Remove Thermostat
Jun 08, 2006 (3:14 pm)
Has anyone removed the thermostat from a 323 1.6L and was it hard to get out -
#141 of 455 Re: could it be the ignition module? [ludlow1]
Jun 24, 2006 (2:06 pm)
I am having the same troubles, however mine started acting this way after a cooling system leak. any clues or ideas?
Cat converter? is there a fuel computer? fuel sensor?
No clue. Please help
#142 of 455 Re: could it be the ignition module? [kcchffan]
Jun 27, 2006 (11:03 am)
I believe that the ignition module is probably not to blame. I replaced ignitor and engine coil with no success. I believe my problem is the pcm has gone for a shit. I bought a new chevy (much easier to work on) instead of replacing the distributor and than probably the pcm anyways. Have you done a diagnostic on it yet? Open the diagnostic box under the hood and jumper the GRN and #10 slots. Than turn off all lights, radio wiper etc. Turn on the key and watch your engiune light. it will flash a series of flashes. This will be a code for a malfunction. You need to determine if you have a spark and if you have power to the coil etc. if you have spark it may be a fuel system malfunction or distributor cap or distributor. Test at the plug wires first. If no spark than you have some form of sensor not sending a signal to the pcm. You may have also disconnected or shorted a wire while fixing your coolant leak. Very first of all chack to make sure your rad is topped up.
#143 of 455 Re: could it be the ignition module? [snappymold]
Jun 27, 2006 (1:21 pm)
OK, here is the latest, It starts and runs ... if you stomp on the gas the engine will sputter and begin to "backfire" from the air flow meter.
Being a resident "shade tree mechanic" I like doing things the hard way. Dramatic pause and now starts the stupid questions..where is the diagnostic box? there are two sets of wire harnesses under the wiper motor, each set has a green wire.
I have check the wires in the area I was dorking around, I saw nothing out of the ordinary. Both the coolant resivour and the radiator are topped off. I am open for sugestions
Jul 04, 2006 (10:41 am)
I've had my 89 Mazda 323 for about 5 years now and it has about 140K. The transmission is going and Iím not sure if itís worth fixing. I have to check around more regarding price and want to get the entire car checked out to see what else could need work before I make any decisions, but wanted to see if anyone had any thoughts. I love my car and Iím still in school, so buying a brand new car would be out of the questions, so my options are either fix what I have or look for another used carÖ
#145 of 455 Re: Just bought a 323 [snappymold]
Jul 06, 2006 (8:55 pm)
I have a 1991 Mazda 323. Same thing happened to me. I replaced the oxygen sensor and the engine coolant temperature sensor and the car runs like new, with 190,000 miles on it. Hope this helps.
#146 of 455 Fuel sending unit??
Jul 20, 2006 (6:23 am)
92 Mazda 323 gas problem. When I fill it it reads full but after about 1/4 tank used it dpos to empty. I am assuming it is the fuel tank sending unit but I have searched on line and cannot find one. Any ideas?? Is this the part I need and where to find one??
#147 of 455 Broken key in the lock
Jul 22, 2006 (9:01 am)
A part of my car key remains in my hatch back door lock. It is Mazda 323. Any suggestion?
#148 of 455 Is the 1989 Sedan much different than the 1990 Sedan?
Jul 29, 2006 (10:07 am)
I'm trying to buy a manual for my 1989 323. But it seems that both Chilton & Haynes started with the 1990. Are the 1989 models that much different than the 1990+ models?
I own the 1989 Mazda 323 SE 4 Dr Sedan, it has less than 80,000 miles on it so it's barely broken in.
However, the little things that need replacing are getting harder to find so I may have to try using parts from another year, etc. She's a good little donkey and I want to keep her, and if I can fix everything then she's getting a new paint job too!
Thanks in advance,