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Mazda B Series



  • I have a 92 Mazda B2200 and when my engine cools down, my upper radiator hose collapses down on its self. Does any one no why this happens? I really need help.
  • Check gage is lit gas gage sometimes registers usally does not. need info what (where) to check
  • I am thinking of buying a new 2005 B2300 with 5 spd. They advertise 29 mpg on highway. Has anyone got close to those kind of numbers? Also, how reliable are these 4 cylinders, anybody got over 100,000 miles on one? thanks
  • I have a 2004 B2300 w/auto that's rated at 26mpg highway. I average 25mpg commuting 65 miles daily. I've gotten up to 28mpg with mostly steady (65mph) highway speeds. The mazda 2.3L engines are suppose to be very reliable. They have a timing chain, not a belt. I believe they started manufacture of these new engines for 2003, so not sure if anyone would have 100,000 miles yet.
  • For the life of me I can't find the PVC valve location on my 1996 B2300 PU. Can anyone give me a clue? If it's on the valve cover, it's well hidden.
    I am also showing a check engine light; computer says examine the charcoal filter circuit. I have replaced the sensor and solenoid and it was fine for about 5 mounths but now the problem is back...any ideas here?
  • How difficult is it to replace a serpentine belt on this vehicle... or should I leave it up to a real mechanic.
  • I just put a new head on the engine....the motor will rotate..stop...rotate...stop....any suggestions on how to diagnose this issue
  • very easy.use long extension w/socket to large nut on tension pulley,pull down(or up),i believe their is picture under hood showing which way to pull,when you pull on bar it will release tension on belt by moving away from it,with other hand remove from tension pulley first,(release bar slowly,as there is a lot of tension on it).its usually easier lying on back when doing this.takes 5/10 minutes.
  • I have an 89 Mazda B2200 SE-5, and I have a few little things wrong with it. First, when it is colder out (Buffalo Winters) it idles at a high idle. Next, my dash lights are out as well as my blinker system is messed up. Thats pretty much it. Its a cool little truck, and it has approx. 95,000 miles on it. So..if anyone can help me out it would be great.
  • I have a 93 mazda b2200 se-5 i live in new york and it's in the middle of winter and my truck idles at 2k and when it works up it goes right to 1 or under. I'm also selling it for $1800 if anyones interested it has 85kmi 5spd no rust $300 jvc cd am/fm radio. It has alittle front end damage but everything still works. I'm located upstate,ny and my e-mail address is
  • Ok, this is about 7.5 years too late, but I've owned an '89 Mazda B-2200 since 1992.
    "Ol Betsy" is one of the best vehicles I've ever owned.
    She's got 221K + on her now and still runs pretty good.
    I love the concept of the "mini-pickup".
    Large enough to do a decent amount of work but small and efficient enough to use as a daily commmuter.
    I was a mechanic for about 10 years, mostly during the 80's, and this is one of the easiest motors from that decade to work on (the others being the Chevy Sprint and the VW Rabbit Diesel).
    Currently looking to do a diesel conversion for my truck.
    Want tractable high-speed diesel between 2.0 and 2.5 litre that is easy to find, repair and find parts for.
    If you have any advice I'd be eager to hear your comments.

  • Thinking about converting my 1989 B-2200 to diesel power.
    I was a mechanic for about 10 years, so I can do the work (no problem), I'm just a little out of touch with whats currently available on the market.
    What I'm looking for is a small, lightweight, tractable high-speed diesel displacing between 2.0 and 2.5 litre.
    I guess the Toyo Kogyo engine that was used in the series of Mazda trucks that came just before mine are no longer made and very hard to find now, so that's out of the question.
    Also, I've heard that Nissan's 4-33 is no longer made (is this correct?)
    Too bad, that would've been perfect.
    I would like to have a motor that's easy to find, repair and easy to find parts for.
    ...also need something that'll either bolt to my 5-speed or that'll fit some existing adapter.
    Anyone with any advice, I would love to hear from you.
    You can reply here, or e-mail me (please click on my name, in the title section above).
    ...also, I live in the USA, if that makes a difference.

    Look forward to hearing lots of replies.

  • Replace the radiator cap with a new one.

    You might also want to think about new hoses, if they haven't been changed in a while.

  • Janselmi,

    Don't ever do anything half way.
    If you're going to do a tune-up, DO THE ENTIRE TUNE-UP.
    Cap, rotor, ALL of the plugs, ALL of the wires, air and fuel filters.
    After doing all that, if you're still getting poor gas milage, at least you've eliminated any "lack-of-maintenance" to the engine (speaking of which, has the oil and filter been changed lately? Should be done about every 2500 miles, considering today's tiny little oil filters).

    The suggestion about cleaning the injectors is a good one too.
    It's easy to do and works better than the stuff you pour in your tank.
    Go to a parts store and get some "injector cleaner". It will come in a can and will include a hose with an end that looks like it came off a tire pump.
    There will also be a small wire hook and frame that come with it.
    All you do is open the hood and locate the fuel manifold for the injectors.
    There should be a schrader valve in that manifold somewhere.
    The valve will most likely be covered with a small screw-on plastic cap.
    When removed, it looks like the valve in your tire, only connected to a metal pipe.
    The bottle of injector cleaner hangs from your hood in the wire frame, upside down (the hose end will be pointed down).
    The other end of the hose will connect to the schrader valve.
    Now all you have to do is run the engine for the prescribed amount of time (see instructions).
    After the time has expired, you remove the hose and bottle and replace the black plastic cap on the schrader valve.
    If the injectors were fouled, they'll be much cleaner now.

    If none of this helps and you don't have a check engine light that's been on this whole time, you might wanna look at your driving habits.
    My father was an amazing driver. Her could always pull an extra 5 MPG out of any car he drove, because he knew how to drive efficiently (of course, he never taught me that!).

  • This is purely a guess, but possibly the EGR is cloggged?
    check it out.

  • jbrazjbraz Posts: 7
    Does anyone know how to change the light bulbs for the steering wheel mounted cruise control?
  • Hey - I don't know if I can be of any help...I'm actually looking for the same console/armrest myself for a 2000 range xlt 60/40 high back seat in gold (EX) trim...I found one today, except it's a medium gray color. Hit me back at and I'll give you the parts yard name and the meantime, I don't suppose you've stumbled across a gold console have you ?

    thanks !

  • jrosasmcjrosasmc Posts: 1,711
    I'm just wondering- will the current Mazda pickup continue in its current form into the 2007 model year? Any changes expected to the truck?
  • im sorry, i dont have an answer to you question,,,,but, by any chance do you know the fireing order to a mazda b2600?
  • anyone know the fireing order to a 87 mazda b2600 truck?
    if you can get back to me at
  • cliff7cliff7 Posts: 1
    Where is the dood ajar sensor located in 1999 mazda b3000 pickups?
  • bud replacint the belt should take no more then 15 minutes..just lift the belt tensioner..slip the belt out.then take it off..then put the belt back on..slip it under the tension pully..then your done
  • looking around for lowering springs for my b2200 and also a box..any help is appreciated..thanks
  • i dont think that the mazda b-series is going to last that was one of the top ten in sales decline in 2005. if your going to buy one, consider a ford ranger instead since it is basically the same thing since 1994.
  • tbucktbuck Posts: 1
    Hi. I have a '96 B2300 manual transmission that's never given me any trouble until the past year. ~6 months ago the ABS light starting coming on at irregular intervals. Didn't have it serviced & now it's on 24-7 and I'm having transmission problems (loud whining/howl when in lower gears or slowing down). Could there be a connection between the two?
  • space2space2 Posts: 1
    I recently bought a '00 B3000 and I was wondering if there is anything I can do to make it look and perform sick? Are there any body mods or turbos that I can purchase? I know that rims and tires will help but I want more. Kinda a stupid question, I know. If you could help that would be great. ;)
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 11,024
    Hey space2,
    You might want to check out our Speed Shop: Tuning & Modification board. Lots of the modders hang out there.

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  • drieckdrieck Posts: 1
    I have a 1998 B2500. A few years back I was in an area that had heavy rains, and I had to drive through some relatively deep water. 2 years later my clutch squeals when I let it out most of the time. Anybody have any ideas? Thanks.

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