1990 Mazda 323 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Mazda 323

1990 Mazda 323 Problems

Misfires Under Load

Misfires under load (acceleration) can be caused by leaky spark plug boots. When a spark plug boot leaks, it allows the spark to arc, or jump, to the cylinder head. New spark plug wires will be needed.

Idles Rough, Misfires, and Possible Check Engine Light

A loose or corroded ground terminal on the driver's side of the cylinder head can cause a rough idle, misfires, and there may be trouble codes. Restore the ground to the cylinder head.

Engine Cranks and Doesn't Start

An electrically shorted air flow sensor can cause a crank-no start condition. Diagnosis may show that ignition spark is normal, and there are no trouble codes stored.

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1990 Mazda 323 Questions

the car takes some time it can start,what is its problem? (1 answer)

when the car is left for the longer period of time,it does not start suddenly so what could be possible problems?

my 323 is a 1989 SE non-turbo. your date selection didn't go that old ! (1 answer)

After a distributor replacement that barely got me home, I ordered another, but checked to make sure all the connections were correct, and they are. The car starts, idles good for 10 seconds, and then sputters and dies. It must be getting spark and gas. My mechanic says to try the next distributo...

Why does the car run on when turned off at key. (2 answers)

When turned off the motor runs on roughly spluttering,for up to 20 seconds. It has 190,000 miles but runs like a dream. I am in Australia.It is a 323K p/car 1990. My daughter loves it. Cheers

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1990 Mazda 323 Recalls

Ignition Electrical Switch Overheats

The electrical portion of the ignition switch may lack proper grease at the contact points, leading to the points becoming conductive and overheating. Dealers will replace the ignition switch free of charge to resolve the concern.

Recall 97V211000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FRONT SEAT AUTOMATIC SHOULDER BELTS. THE RAIL OF THE AUTOMATIC SHOULDER BELT CAN WEAR SUFFICIENTLY SUCH THAT THE CABLE WHICH RETRACTS THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAN BECOME JAMMED IN THE RAIL RENDERING THE SHOULDER BELT INOPERATIVE.

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