2001 Mazda B4000 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Mazda B4000
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2001 Mazda B4000 ProblemsRuns Poorly, Possible Check Engine Light
A dirty, or contaminated mass airflow sensor (MAF) can cause the engine to run poorly. The Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate. MAF sensor related fault codes P0102 and/or P0103 may be stored. In some cases, carefully cleaning the sensor element will fix the problem. If not, replacement of the sensor 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.
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.
2001 Mazda B4000 QuestionsHow to manually pop the hood? (1 answer)
Hood release won't pop the hood. Pulling on the cable from under the steering column won't pop the hood. Hood is springy when pressed down, not frozen.
What's the best way to manually pop the latch?
Was told this by reputable service tech who did recent service. Am noticing a little dripping from steering, but nothing from pan. Steering functions well & engine oil doesn't get low (yet). Should I trust service folks or do they commonly bs on such things? Suggestions? Thx!!