Question about 1990 Mazda 323
This problem is normally caused by a faulty ignition module, which is located inside the distributor. They seem to be a weak point on Mazda 323s of this era. Open the distributor, and remove the rotor button. There is a round plastic cover over the ignition module, which must be removed. The ignition module is semi circular, and has four wires attached to it, via small screws. Take note of the location of each wire, and unscrew each one. The ignition module can be unscrewed with a phillips head screw driver, and removed. When fitting the replacement module, you must cover it with the heat sink compound that is supplied with the new module (mechanics sometimes refer to this compound as ignition module grease). Without the heat sink compound, the new module will over heat, and burn out. You should be able to replace the module in 15 minutes, it is very easy to do.
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
I would say one side of the coil wire is cut i would try to replace the coil or have it tested at a local repair shop it's usualy free to test.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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