I had it for two years and got up to almost 130,000 km before I got t-boned and the car was written off. Once you do this it is free. He has replaced many motors that weren't fuel injected. If you don't follow our , you may not receive a full refund. Consider the rating in the manual to be a minimum requirement.
There is no modern variable value timing here, just dual overhead cam timing, so you will need to change belts every 100,000km. When we call, we will discuss with you your new car requirements. Rubber hose from a parts store will be fine, but the silicone ones will go on easier and last longer. And the front seats are very comfortable, so driving long distances is a breeze. This is not that easy because the space is limited but just keep pulling and force the rear end of the door panel past the b-pillar. Last service I got timing belt replaced original one still looked perfect , brakes done original pads, yes, original pads were finally near the end of their life! It had 88,000kms when I bought it, now it's got 140,000kms.
A friend asked me to repair a 1997 Mazda 323 Protege with the flashing transmission 'Hold' light problem last month. In a crash, not very good maybe. The resistance reading between the two pins in the electrical connector should be around 250 ohms — mine was open circuit 'infinite'. If you are, then the most likely cause will be a faulty ignition coil. If the engine speed increases when it's in gear and the vehicle doesn't that is also a tell tale sign it's the clutch.
I also felt under the throttle body and cannot feel any metal pipe coming from it. Any input would be greatly appreciated. My brother is coming down to swap the motors over, but hasn't done a fuel injected motor before. Ride comfort is really good. I changed nothing on it, never let me down. Plus I need new tyres at the moment, which I have found helps smooth out the ride again. Boot is huge in sedan, stroller and lots of shopping fits fine.
To most peoples eyes, the hatchback was the better looking of the two and this made it the most popular buy. Featuring a reliable and fuel efficient 1. Manual is a better option if you want to save fuel, but auto is better for getting off lights faster since it will makes the engine rev harder. If the car was serviced at a place that did not get a diagnosis message, then it is likely that they did not solve the problem. Any ideas what could be causing this idle problem? When I first approached my local Mazda Service department and spoke with a senior mechanic he said that it could be the coil pack arcing I told him that it was replaced 7 years ago by a factory recall , or the camshaft position sensor or crankshaft position sensor and I got the idea that they would replace each until the problem went away. The Mazda Astina V6 is a neat package of small, sporty and luxurious with styling that has stood the test of time. Our policy is to ensure that the personal information collected when you make an Enquiry is only used for the purposes of connecting you with an authorised motor car dealer.
Just had it serviced recently too, I forgot to mention the problem to them though since it was a one off occurrence at the time. Reliable, spacious and solid for size, safe, no problems Sometimes felt a bit tinny and weak 3 rd car I've ever had, and the first one I'm so sad to see go. Check underneath the panel, by the inside handle, and the arm point for screws. A bit powerless when going up hills but did well overtaking over a few long trips - I think learning how to get the power up helps. Apart from that the car is running the best it ever has since new and the fuel economy is very good.
The Astina has retained its value better than most small cars, especially if it is a well cared for car with a service history. Like this video and subscribe to our youtube channel for more videos. . Once you see it use ratchet or screw driver and loosen the window free form track. There is a starting problem where I have to crank the engine for quite a few seconds before it reluctantly starts.
Interior was classy, comfortable and roomy, and the rear seats fold flat. It was the last 323 before they brought out the Mazda 3. I thought I needed a small car, but believe me, I now wish I could go back and not have signed that contract, she has been an absolutely beautiful car to drive, an absolute dream, haven't had one problem with her. It is our only car. They are made in Japan and are very well made, i change the oil my self and i almost never need to bring the car to mechanic, nothing ever goes wrong with these. This car was serviced throughout its life at a Mazda dealership, with the servicing cost very high, so I didn't expect these problems.
With 17 inch tyres and exhaust it is still Very fuel efficient and easy to maintain. The suspension is typical small Japanese car with MacPherson struts at the front and struts at the rear. Posted on Feb 14, 2009 You need to remove inner door panel by unscrewing the screws on inner door handle and take a flat screw driver wedge it between the panel and door use flash light to see the clips along the sides and lower part of door and pry them free. I should have bought a bigger and safer car, but for someone needing it for commute it will be very suitable. As long as you are handy with tools it's simple to remove two bolts and an electrical connector , if a bit awkward. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.