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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1994 Mazda 323

1994 Mazda 323

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1994 Mazda 323 Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

If the automatic transmission shifts in and out of overdrive while cruising, it may be due to the thermostat that is stuck open. The 323 transmission is especially effected by the engine running too cool. If possible, check to see the engine is running at full operating temperature while cruising. The temperature gauge in the 323 may also read normal when the engine is not reaching normal operating temperature.

Engine -- Verified

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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.

Engine -- Verified

The timing belt tensioner pulley may make a squealing noise from the timing cover area on cold startup. An updated tensioner with a thicker mounting bracket to eliminate vibration may be needed to solve the problem.

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Engine -- Verified

If the engine cranks but does not start, and diagnosis shows no fuel pressure, the fuel pump relay is frequently the problem. If the fuel pump relay is defective, the fuel pump will not energize and therefore, not generate fuel pressure so the engine can run.

1994 Mazda 323 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., March 31, 1998

Summary: 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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1994 Mazda 323 Questions and Answers

Coldwarrior, 1994 Mazda 323, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Hastings, NE

I removed the cap and the rotor fell off in the cap. Does the flat side of the stub mean anything as to how to position the rotor correctly?

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