1998 Mazda B4000 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Mazda B4000
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1998 Mazda B4000 Problems
Water intrusion into a connector (X309) 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.
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.
1998 Mazda B4000 Questions
It started with an after market alarm that someone installed before I bought the truck. It started going off sitting in my driveway. Had to disconnect the horn on it because I couldn't get it to go off. Battery died so I charged it with 2 amp charge over night. Still wouldn't start. Borro...
Mazda b4000 engine starter does not crank/turn over. No electric juice to starter from battery? Maybe alarm/security related?
1998 Mazda B4000 Recalls
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.
1998 Mazda B4000 Reviews
My truck I bought used and is great. It has problem on certian days when it's cold and raining. The truck will crank and try to start but can't. If you have any info about what might be happening please email me at email@example.com. Thank You.