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Mazda 323, Hatchback
#83 of 455 1990 Stalling Mazda-Only on RightTurns
Jul 20, 2005 (12:55 pm)
Hi all; I have been having a problem with my 1990 5 speed mazda 323. It seems to stall when I turn right. It began to do it only when the gas tank was below half. Now it seems to do it more and more often with a fuller tank and on only slight turns to the right (it never stalls on a left turn!!!). Is this a fuel pump issue, gas tank issue, are mazdas known for having fuel system problems?
#84 of 455 88 Mazda 323 engine miss, stall, and DTC (check engine codes)
Jul 23, 2005 (12:44 am)
Hey this is probably a stupid question, but how do I pull the DTC's from my 88 323???? I've had a big issue with an engine miss, a stall driving up hill at a stop sign, and yes it's a five speed. Well I replaced the plugs which were shot, already had new NGK wires, and also replaced rotor and distributor cap, and it ran fine, for about 6 hrs of driving and I do drive alot, well then it stalled around a right hand turn and had some trouble starting. Now some times it misses at idle speed and I can't figure it out... I've got an extra car but I don't just want to keep replacing parts, so if someone could just tell me how to pull the dang codes from this thing it would be greatly appreciated......
#85 of 455 normal operating temp for '93 323
Jul 31, 2005 (9:17 am)
Hello, everybody. just bought myself a "93 Mazda 323, and I'm wondering what the normal operating temp of it should be. it's relatively warm around here right now about 20-25 celcius (68-77 F). the temp gauge sits steady at touch below 2/3 when warmed up. the radiator looks fine, it's running green coolant and no leaks. it's tuned up, fresh oil, new plugs, cables, dist cap, etc. the only thing is that the cooling fan comes on as soon as the engine has warmed up and i'm at a red light or otherwise stopped. is this normal? other cars that i've had, the cooling fan would only come on on really hot days. i'm usually a worry wart when it come to cars, so maybe this is nothing...
Aug 21, 2005 (12:57 pm)
I have a 91 Mazda 323 and it just started acting up. The other day it just died on me and I needed a boost. I thought it was the battery so I changed the battery out and it did the same thing. I then thought it might be the Automatic start I have so I took that out and still the same thing. It just dies. When I boost it and then take the cables off the battery the alternator still works. But could it be the alternator. Are Mazda's know to go through alternators??
Aug 24, 2005 (12:37 am)
i am getting a 323 for 50 bucks, cant go wrong .tis my cousins car and is in pretty good nick cause shes looked after it.she said something about it actually being an 85 model but released as an 86 here in australia.can anyone tell me the difference??its a 1.6 litre has ti or sommin chucked on the end.buggered if i know what that means.im also wondering if its carbie or efi.i havent really looked in the engine or anything cause its not officially mine.another 2 months and it will be.oh yeah and does anyone know of any mazda clubs here in australia that actually have info about my model.all the sites ive been to have been like 88 or 90 onwards.im not really interested in modding it out too much.maybe a little performance boost but the rest will be aesthetics.its in desperate need of a new paint job.its silver and the paint looks as if theres been a pair of skis permanently attached to the roof and the bonnet.problem is i wouldnt have a clue where to start.any tips would be great.
#88 of 455 Fuel filter ?
Sep 03, 2005 (9:37 pm)
Home handy man trying to change filter in wifes Mazda Astina 323 2000 model
Cant find it. A bad batch of fuel has either blocked filter . Need help wife loosing faith. anyone pls ">
#89 of 455 Re: Cheap but Good [nowonder]
Sep 06, 2005 (12:48 pm)
The BEST thing about this car is that it never dies, it just keeps on going no matter how much I abuse it!
The WORST thing about this car is that it never dies, it just keeps on going no matter how much I abuse it!
Ok, it's not a bad car, but it was my wifes car when we got married 10 years ago, since then I've gotten her 3 different newer/nicer cars, and I took the 323.
So if thought 'ok', it's paid for, gets great MPG's, the A/C and radio work good, so I'll just live with it until it dies. I abuse the car like crazy, change the oil ever 3 - 4 years and it still starts up first time ever time. It now has over 210,000 hard miles, is still pretty zippy, will just about turn around in a parking spot, uses hardly any of the $3.29/gallon gas.
In the last 10 years I've spent maybe $250 in parts total! That is less than half a monthly payment on many new cars!
It needed new front brakes about 3 years ago, $25.
A new catalectic converter 2 years ago to pass smog installed at "el'cheapo's garage". $140
A new thermostat, after about a year of a pegged temp gauge! $6.
A battery $45.
So I should love the car, but I would like something new(er). If you want something cheap to own & drive, I can't say they are all good, but mine seems indestructible.
#90 of 455 Re: 1990 Stalling Mazda-Only on RightTurns [natspats]
Oct 02, 2005 (5:31 am)
I have the same problem with my 90 Mazda with an automaic transmission. I'm not sure about the gas level part tho. Did you ever find the problem with it?
#91 of 455 1987 Mazda 323 SE
Oct 03, 2005 (3:15 pm)
Ok...This car is about to get killed if I cant fix it.
It seems to drive fine in cooler temps. When it hits warmer times in the afternoon.. it will run for a little then just die like it looses fire or fuel. Give it like 30 seconds to a minute...and it will start for a while. Maybe 1/2 mile down the road...it dies again. I bought a new Ignition coil, new spark plugs and new wires. Checked the Distibutor and Rotor...they look almost new. What the heck is wrong!!!! So frustrated right now.
#92 of 455 Re: 1987 Mazda 323 SE [longshot1]
Oct 04, 2005 (11:07 pm)
My 89 Mazda 323 stalled after decelerations. When I removed the rotor I noted it had a hole next to the center contactor were spark had been jumping through to distributor shaft. Also had an older Chev years ago would stall in turn. Distributor shaft bushing worn allowing shaft to lean and change breaker point gap. Don't know that electonic ignition is clearance sensitive that way. Another car had a piece of solder that slid around the gas tank and partially blocked the takeup screen against the line.