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#1 of 24 Starting problem
Aug 29, 2008 (10:34 am)
I have a Mazda B4000 and I am having problems with it starting. About two weeks ago it would not crank, then after a couple of days it cranked again. It has been doing fine for the last week. Now I am driving it more to anf from the work site and today it will not crank again.
I did have it checked out and the mechanic said he didn''t find anything wrong with it. He did say that it needed new plugs and wires because the originals are on there.
What on earth could be a cause of this?
It won't crank, then it does and drives for a while, then it won't crank again.
Any help or advice?
#2 of 24 Another place to look...
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Aug 31, 2008 (2:46 pm)
You may want to read through Ford Ranger Starting Problems to see if a similar problem and solution has already been noted.
kcram - Pickups Host
#3 of 24 Another starting problem
Oct 13, 2008 (5:13 pm)
My 89 b2600i w/5 spd transmission and 225k miles started giving me grief last summer. I'd shut it off and when I tried to start it again I got nothing when I turned the key - no crank, no idiot lights, no heater fan, no radio. However, the headlights and emergency flashers all worked fine. After turning key on/off several times and/or waiting a few minutes everything went back to normal and it started just fine. Problem got progressively worse - ie. more frequent occurrences and longer waits to restart. Truck will not fire with push start when this occurs. Replaced battery cable ends and starter to no avail. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated as truck is now sitting in the north woods of Minnesota 300 miles from home and 50 or so miles to any repair shops. Thanks.
#4 of 24 FUEL RELAY ON 1990 MAZDA B2200 TRUCK
Oct 20, 2008 (10:40 am)
I REPLACED THE FUEL PUMP AN FILTER ON MY 1990 B2200 MAZDA TRUCK AN IT RAN GREAT FOR THREE WEEKS. I WAS ON MY WAY HOME FROM WORK AND IT JUST QUIT RUNNING. I WAS TOLD IT HAD A FUEL RELY FROM THE DEALERSHIP PARTS DEPARTMENT BUT THEY SAID IT WAS IN THE FUSE BOX ON THE DRIVERSIDE FRONT FENDER. THE FUSE BOX ISN'T THERE AND THE FUSE BOX THAT IS UNDER THE HOOD DOESN'T HAVE A FUEL RELAY. I NEED MY TRUCK FOR WORK CAN ANYONE HELP ME OUT HERE? I'M GETTING PRETTY UPSET WITH THIS, I'VE HAD MY HEAD IN MOTOR MANUALS FOR WEEKS. i'VE ASKED EVERYONE, I EVEN CONTACTED THE MAZDA MANUFACTURE BUT ENDED UP AT A DEAD END BECAUSE THEY TRANSFERRED ME TO A PARTS DEPT THAT COULDN'T HELP BECAUSE OF IT BEING AN OLDER MODEL.. ANY IMPUT WOULD BE DEEPLY HELPFUL.
#5 of 24 Re: Starting problem [mminer]
Nov 19, 2008 (10:26 pm)
I have the same exact problem with my 1997 B4000. I have asked all of my mechanic buddies about it and know one has been able to identify the cause of this problem. When my truck wont start, I will shoot a little starter fluid into the air intake and about 99% of the time it will fire up. I pull out the hose that goes from your valve cover to your air intake between the air filter and manifold. Its the easiest place to do it. You can also open your air filter housing and spray it in there. But if you do this make sure you close the housing back up before trying to start your engine. Mine backfired once when I had not closed the housing after spraying starter fluid in it and I almost got burned. Flames shot out at me and singed my eyelashes. If you should find out why this is happening, please post it here. I would love to know.
#6 of 24 Re: Another starting problem [alnotatwork]
Nov 20, 2008 (6:23 am)
Update - new ignition switch solved the problem. Not the easiest installation for a hefty old guy with fat fingers, but we're back on the road (and in the ditches, etc.)
#7 of 24 Re: FUEL RELAY ON 1990 MAZDA B2200 TRUCK [weenypoo]
Nov 30, 2008 (11:49 pm)
I am having what seems like the same problem. Have you had any luck yet? I am stumped please respond to brgriecogmail.com
#8 of 24 Re: Starting problem [mminer]
Jan 01, 2009 (10:40 am)
My b2200 1989 would not crank. Intermittant at first but then nothing (6 months) Roll started everytime. I checked starter,solenoid,coil,ignition switch, battery poles, battery. Nothing !! |Finally checked fusible link, (plastic connector) was ok not burned or anything, but being desparate by now opened up the link and the connectors were totally corroded.
Used a wire brush,(Much like a bad battery connection) reconnected it and Bahhhm!
Very unusual! very economical to fix as well!
I should have use a volt meter to check that line. I Must get in the habit of that.
Hope it helps someone with mysterious and intermittant starting issues.
#9 of 24 Re: Starting problem [mminer]
Jan 02, 2009 (7:53 pm)
If your vehicle....any vehicle will not CRANK and the mechanic wants to replace the plugs and wires ................I'd find a new mechanic real fast !