1996 Mazda B2300 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Mazda B2300

1996 Mazda B2300 Problems

If the engine cranks but does not start, it may be caused by a tripped inertia switch. Switch the key to "ON" and the fuel pump should be heard running for a second or two. Listen at the gas filler if necessary. The inertia switch is located on the firewall and can be tripped when the parking brake is set too hard and then released. The inertia switch should be reset, and will click when it is reset.

A dirty, or contaminated mass airflow (MAF) sensor can cause the engine to run poorly. There may be a Check Engine Light with trouble codes relating to the MAF sensor. In some cases, carefully cleaning the sensor element will fix the problem, but replacement may be required.

The engine may fail to start due to an electrically shorted sensor. Some of the sensors may internally short and not blow any fuses. A technician may find no spark and no operation of the fuel injectors in the diagnosis. One way a technician may isolate the defective sensor is by disconnecting sensors one by one to see if the engine starts.

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1996 Mazda B2300 Questions

I've have'nt owned my B2300 very long so unfortunately I know nothing of it's history. Odometer shows 223,000 but does'nt work. Changed the oil and held at full level for a solid couple months. Then to my surprise (because it does'nt smoke) the level dropped down 3/4 of a quar...

truck runs perfect without blower on. I'm very diligent on maintaince and have checked everything I know

I have replaced CKP AND CMP sensors, plugs,plug wires, and timing belt. If it does quickly throttle it won't idle down it runs about 4000 rpm and I have to take out key to stop it.

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1996 Mazda B2300 Recalls

MAZDA IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 1995 THROUGH 1997 AND MODEL YEAR 2001 THROUGH 2003 TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH TEXAS INSTRUMENTS SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH (SCDS) AND/OR ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) AND MANUFACTURED ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 5, 2002. A COMPONENT OF THE CRUISE CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWIT...

Ford has recalled Firestone Wilderness AT and Radial ATX tires installed on multiple lines of Ford trucks from 1991 to 2000. On some tires, under extreme conditions, the tread could separate, which can cause immediate tire failure. This may lead to a loss of vehicle control, injury, and death. Dealers replaced the affected tires.

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1996 Mazda B2300 Reviews

My mother has had this truck since i was six. She used it to haul news papers around for about 7 years. There has been almost no problems with it. It was recently passed on to me and I've been driving it for a few months now. So far the only problem I've had is that the gas gauge is bipolar. Besides that its an amazing truck. Its small but can haul a lot of weight. I love it and i wouldn't trad...

Exellent truck, just have problems with emission pump. Great for hauling Dirt Bike! Tires are a bitch to find!

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