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Mazda B-Series Starting problems

mminermminer Posts: 1
I have a Mazda B4000 and I am having problems with it starting. About two weeks ago it would not crank, then after a couple of days it cranked again. It has been doing fine for the last week. Now I am driving it more to anf from the work site and today it will not crank again.

I did have it checked out and the mechanic said he didn''t find anything wrong with it. He did say that it needed new plugs and wires because the originals are on there.

What on earth could be a cause of this?

It won't crank, then it does and drives for a while, then it won't crank again.

Any help or advice?
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  • KCRam@EdmundsKCRam@Edmunds Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,497
    You may want to read through Ford Ranger Starting Problems to see if a similar problem and solution has already been noted.

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    KCRam - Pickups/Wagons/Vans+Minivans Moderator

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  • I have the same exact problem with my 1997 B4000. I have asked all of my mechanic buddies about it and know one has been able to identify the cause of this problem. When my truck wont start, I will shoot a little starter fluid into the air intake and about 99% of the time it will fire up. I pull out the hose that goes from your valve cover to your air intake between the air filter and manifold. Its the easiest place to do it. You can also open your air filter housing and spray it in there. But if you do this make sure you close the housing back up before trying to start your engine. Mine backfired once when I had not closed the housing after spraying starter fluid in it and I almost got burned. Flames shot out at me and singed my eyelashes. If you should find out why this is happening, please post it here. I would love to know.
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  • I am having what seems like the same problem. Have you had any luck yet? I am stumped please respond to brgrieco@gmail.com
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    Very unusual! very economical to fix as well!
    I should have use a volt meter to check that line. I Must get in the habit of that.
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  • twotrucktwotruck Posts: 1
    Tried to take starter off. Removed 3 bolts but would not come off. Is there a bolt on the top that I can not see?

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  • lmoreno3lmoreno3 Posts: 21
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  • bumbedbumbed Posts: 1
    replaced coil and ign. module, but still nothing out of ign. coil. also new rotor cap , wires and rotor button. anybody got an ideas?
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  • Did you fix your problem?
    I have the same situation
    My truck has been starting OK during the daytime
    In the evening - I need to crank it several times - before it will turn over
  • My 88 B2200 will not crank. I have replaced fuel tank, fuel pump, and fuel filter. I have tried to used ether but to no use. It will crank for a second and die. Can anyone help?
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