2001 Mazda B2300 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Mazda B2300
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2001 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.
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.
Water intrusion into a connector (X309) located under the cab, beneath the driver's seat, can cause a rough idle, ABS Light and Check Engine Light illumination, and automatic transmission shifting problems. If needed, connector repair parts are available from Mazda dealers, and possibly some Ford dealers.
2001 Mazda B2300 Questions
My truck currently does not have heat, but the air conditioner works just fine. My thermostat will rise in the summer time with the air conditioner running, but when it is switched to hot air, the thermostat does not rise at all. I occasionally hear a clicking coming from my glove box area, but i...
the higher I shift the worse it gets and everyonce in a while the check engine comes on? HELP IT'S CHRISTMAS DAY!