1998 Mazda B3000 Repair and Maintenance
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1998 Mazda B3000 ProblemsCheck Engine Light Illuminated, code for Camshaft Position Sensor, Runs Poorly
The Check Engine Light may come on and the engine will run poorly. During diagnosis the technician may find a trouble code for the Camshaft Position Sensor (CMP), P0340. It is recommended to check the CMP driveshaft for looseness in the housing because if the shaft is loose, a new sensor will be damaged again. If the shaft has play, the CMP sensor and housing unit will need to be replaced. Our technicians recommend using the factory type timing tool for the replacement procedure.
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, P0102 and/or P0103. In some cases, carefully cleaning the sensor element will fix the problem, but replacement may be required.
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.
1998 Mazda B3000 QuestionsIs my truck haunted? (1 answer)
My wipers, dome light, cargo light sometimes don't work, then they will work. The dome light will stay on when I get out of the truck and sometimes I'll have to get in the truck and move it before the light will go out. The door ajar light does the same thing but it stays one more than of...
The shop manual list the specified fuel pressure range as 56-72. My fuel pressure is 31!
When you turned the engagement switch on you could here it click now nothing. could it be a solonoid, fuse or switch?
1998 Mazda B3000 RecallsRecall 07V347000
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.