1998 Mazda B3000 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Mazda B3000
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1998 Mazda B3000 ProblemsRough Running Idle, ABS Light Illuminated, and Check Engine Light
Water intrusion into a connector located under the cab, beneath the driver's seat, can cause a rough idle, erratic speedometer operation, 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.
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.
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.
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.