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Mazda 323 Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Mazda 323

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Mazda 323 is between $301 and $368 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Mazda Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
1990 Mazda 323 Service Detail: Manual Transmission, California Vehicle
120,000 Mile Service
$318 - $466
1993 Mazda 323 Service Detail: Automatic Transmission, Federal Vehicle
60,000 Mile Service
$736 - $1012
1991 Mazda 323 Service Detail: Disc Brakes, One Side
Wheel Bearing Replacement - Rear
$166 - $214
1990 Mazda 323 Location: Lower
Radiator Hose Replacement
$56 - $114
1991 Mazda 323 Quantity: One
Axle/Half Shaft Replacement - Front
$245 - $399

Mazda 323 Problems

Engine Cranks and Doesn't Start

An electrically shorted air flow sensor can cause a crank-no start condition. Diagnosis may show that ignition spark is normal, and there are no trouble codes stored.

Idles Rough, Misfires, and Possible Check Engine Light

A loose or corroded ground terminal on the driver's side of the cylinder head can cause a rough idle, misfires, and there may be trouble codes. Restore the ground to the cylinder head.

Transmission Shifts In and Out of Overdrive

If the automatic transmission shifts in and out of overdrive while cruising, it may be due to the thermostat that is stuck open. The 323 transmission is especially effected by the engine running too cool. If possible, check to see the engine is running at full operating temperature while cruising. The temperature gauge in the 323 may also read normal when the engine is not reaching normal operating temperature.

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Mazda 323 Recalls

Ignition Electrical Switch Overheats

The electrical portion of the ignition switch may lack proper grease at the contact points, leading to the points becoming conductive and overheating. Dealers will replace the ignition switch free of charge to resolve the concern.

Recall 97V211000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FRONT SEAT AUTOMATIC SHOULDER BELTS. THE RAIL OF THE AUTOMATIC SHOULDER BELT CAN WEAR SUFFICIENTLY SUCH THAT THE CABLE WHICH RETRACTS THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAN BECOME JAMMED IN THE RAIL RENDERING THE SHOULDER BELT INOPERATIVE.

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Mazda 323 Reviews

Hey guys, loving mine so far lol. It's ugly as sin but it gets me 40 mins and back twice a day. Do any of you gentleman have any suggestions on the best engine swap? I've heard a turbo tracer will bolt right up to my '91 323. But I need some pro advice. Hit me up, and thanks!
A great little car! Gets in the mid 30s for mpg but still is a blast to push around the twisty back roads around here. Not to mention there are a range of motors that are direct swaps and easy to find in any junkyard if the factory 82hp motor isnt enough for you.
I LOVED MY 323. it was my first car.i beat the crap out of it. it jumped tracks, ditches, and fields. ran 115 mph with more to go but it got scary. the rear strut towers rotted out and the struts pushed through. so watch out for that.

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