Question about 1988 Mazda B2200
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you mean actually replacing the ignition switch on the vehicle with a locking column. You need to do this. Dicconnect the battery, remove the lower panel of the dash if there is any. There is a bolt on the steering column near the fire wall on most vehicles, remove this bolt, it will release the spline on the steering column. Disconnect all wiring going to the column, unbolt the column from the dash support. Remove the column from the truck, on the ignition switch you will see where the two shear bolts screw the assembly together, center punch the center of each bolt. Now drill the bolt with a 1/8" drill about 1/4" to 3/8" deep. Now use a 3/8" drill and drill out the shear head until it comes off the bolt. You can now remove the switch assembly from the column. The new assembly should come with new shear off bolts so when you bolt it in place when tightned they will break off rendering it tamperproof again. Most vehicles are designed like this now to stop theft. Check the column for operation before reinstalling it in the reverse of above. You just want to make sure the key locks and unlocks the column before reinstalling in the vehicle. You may want to do this before you totally tighten the bolts and break them off permanently. Good luck, RAC
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
SOURCE: mazda engine bad
yes, i believe you could put any engine on your pick-up provided it is the rear wheel type set-up and the engine comes with its own tranny. problem is, if changing the engine mounts, tranny mounts, wiring set-up and exhaust system layout would not be of any problem to you. might as well look for the same mazda engine you have as a replacement to ease installation.
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
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I have the same truck. Mine only worked on high. I replaced the blower motor resistor and it worked for a few seconds and then the resistor started to overheat and fry. I then removed the blower motor and found it to be pretty seized up so I replaced it along with another resistor and it works great. At any rate, be careful not to ruin a new resistor. If it shows any signs of getting hot when you first fire it up then turn off the blower motor immediately and replace it too. In my case, the worn out blower motor is probably what caused the original resistor and the replacement to fail in the first place.
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
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