Mazda MX-3 Repair and Maintenance
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Mazda MX-3 ProblemsMisfires Under Load
Misfires under load (acceleration) can be caused by leaky spark plug boots. When a spark plug boot leaks, it allows the spark to arc, or jump, to the cylinder head. New spark plug wires will be needed.
Vehicles with a V6 engine may develop an engine misfire under load (acceleration). This can be caused by a valve cover gasket leaking oil into a spark plug well, shorting the spark plug to the cylinder head. To repair this concern, the valve cover needs to be resealed and the spark plugs and wires should be replaced.
Mazda MX-3 Questionsspark plug wires got put in wrong what order do they go in? New plugs .but the c (2 answers)
this guy put the plug wires in wrong it jerks then it dies when you drive.i put in new. spark plugs.but he took the wires off without marking them.
Idles good but wont rev pass 1000 RPM
When in gear
Mazda MX-3 RecallsIgnition 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.