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Mazda B-Series Pickup, Mazda B-Series Truck, Truck
Jul 21, 2000 (2:36 pm)
Just try and remember that not all Mazdas have Ford's parts in 'em. Like I said, I'm pleased as punch to be back in a Protege that's built in (I'm not joking here) Hiroshima, Japan. No Ford parts in it at all. And boy can you tell! We ought to get together and compare notes -- my 1994 Mazda pickup was one nightmare after another, and my problems started only three months after I bought it brand new. The most major problem, engine pinging and a lean air/fuel mixture, causing it to shut off whenever it felt like it, still had not been corrected when I unloaded the truck in May with 118,000 miles on it. Not to say that Mazda (at the dealership AND corporate level) had admitted a problem existed, but also admitted they couldn't identify it. Unfortunately, I learned about my state's lemon law too late and was STUCK with the damned piece of junk.
Jul 22, 2000 (12:45 am)
I live in louisiana, thibodaux actually, its down south, I own a 98 mazda B2500, never been in the shop once, I love it, sorry to hear about your bad experience, but you could buy another mazda and not have problems with it, its very possible to buy a chevy, toyota, dodge, nissan u name it, and have major problems with it. Just dont think that all mazda/fords are a piece of junk just because you had a bad experience with them. Its just like if I said the cowboys suck because they didnt win the super bowl last year, I think thats what your name signifies?????
#310 of 768 lighting problem
Jul 27, 2000 (12:45 pm)
I have recently purchased an '86 B2000 for $300, and I must say, I am very happy with it. It is my first truck and is a bit smaller than I wanted, but I can't complain with over 25mpg highway and a good 22 normal driving. I have however run into one problem. I have no interior lights. (including dash lights) It also smokes for about 2 minutes when I first start it up. Does anyone have a good idea what the problem could be? In order to keep costs down I am doing all the work myself. Does anyone know where a good place would be to get parts? Also, has anyone had any problems with the truck that I should look out for?
Jul 29, 2000 (11:24 pm)
i'm not surprised that mazda isn't much help. the only thing madza on it is the name. it's 100% FORD-I have an 87 B2000, with 156,000miles on it. but it's a REAL MAZDA. none of this stupid renamed ranger stuff. as far as I'm concerned, Mazda quit making trucks in about 93.
Jul 29, 2000 (11:32 pm)
I think I have made my final decision, I am going to wait till the 2001 Ranger comes out and either get that or get a Sport Trac. New Tacomas are just too ugly so are the Frontiers, and I have seen new pics of the 2001 Ranger, the red 4x4 XLT looks very nice. I am going to look into that.
BTW xenal I drove the 3.0L, no complaints, I liked it, but I want to drive a new ranger!!!
#313 of 768 POWER STEERING - MAZDA B2300
Aug 10, 2000 (1:12 pm)
Dear all -
I have a 1994 MAZDA B2300pickup (Ford Ranger XL in disguise).
This truck, unlike the Ranger XLT version, does NOT have power steering. What would it take for me to put the XLT power steering into my truck? The chassis is exactly the same from the XL to the XLT, and so is the 2.3 liter engine.
Can I get the parts from a junk yard? If so, what
do I need? How much do you think it would cost
for me to get a mechanic to install the parts once
I get them?
Thanks for any help you can provide.
Aug 13, 2000 (1:23 am)
Good for you!!! hold your ground until someone at Mazda actually tells you there is no 2000 dollar rebate!
#315 of 768 There is a $2000 rebate...
Aug 13, 2000 (7:37 pm)
In Atlanta, you can get the truck for $100 under invoice plus the $2000 rebate via the internet at Peachtree Nissan.
#316 of 768 Moral Support Appreciated
Aug 13, 2000 (11:07 pm)
Thanks for the quick responses.
I've read just about all the responses on this conference since I found it 08/12/00.
Despite the mixed bag of experiences noted, I agree with the one comment that you can get good ones, fair ones and bad ones. I've been damn lucky from my first Ghia at 16 to my last Wrangler soon to be parted from.
I also appreciated the info about the synthetic. I need to give it a shot.
Unfortunately most of my driving will be city/suburb, I hope to test it out when I'm down in the Smokies of NC. It's not a Ram Truck, but then again I don't have two black labs and a double-wide. tic
#317 of 768 Lighting problem
Aug 22, 2000 (2:44 am)
I have a 1990 2200 and had the interior lights go out on me. After tracing all the wiring per the schematics I finally found that I had a blown inline fuse on the radio. Of course the radio isn't in the schematic so its the last place I looked. But I replaced the fuse and I've had no problem for 3 years.
Hope this helps.