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Wont Start 1988 Mazda B2200 wont start after replacing,plugs, wires,rotor,cap and coil. What happenned? Cant figure what possibly could have gone wrong. Have done my own tune-ups before with no problem. Just finished putting plugs and wires on my 97Buick Regal. Pulled my Mazda truck in the garage today and replaced the plugs ,wires, coil, rotor,distributor cap and coil. The ignition system doesn't have points and condenser. My repair manual says its electronic. Have had this truck for about two years and am retired and use it for short trips and such. The only thing weird was when I pulled the coil wire off it had oil in the top where it connects to the old coil. Stumped by that for sure. Thought this would be an easy job of tuning but to my dismay the truck instead of running better wont start. Put the old coil back on thinking it might be the new coil that was bad. There is no one but me here so I cant see if Im getting any fire.Checked all the plug wires and have a good connection. Checked everything and cant figure it out. Everything was replaced exactly as it was removed. Please help.

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  • gatedude1 Jun 18, 2008

    Turns over but wont start.

  • gatedude1 Jun 18, 2008

    Yes the plugs are gapped correctly.



  • gatedude1 Jun 18, 2008

    1988 Mazda B2200 wont start after replacing,plugs, wires,rotor,cap and coil. What happenned? Cant figure what possibly could have gone wrong. Have done my own tune-ups before with no problem. Just finished putting plugs and wires on my 97Buick Regal. Pulled my Mazda truck in the garage today and replaced the plugs ,wires, coil, rotor,distributor cap and coil. The ignition system doesn't have points and condenser. My repair manual says its electronic. Have had this truck for about two years and am retired and use it for short trips and such. The only thing weird was when I pulled the coil wire off it had oil in the top where it connects to the old coil. Stumped by that for sure. Thought this would be an easy job of tuning but to my dismay the truck instead of running better wont start. Put the old coil back on thinking it might be the new coil that was bad. There is no one but me here so I cant see if Im getting any fire.Checked all the plug wires and have a good connection. Checked everything and cant figure it out. Everything was replaced exactly as it was removed. Please help.

  • gatedude1 Jun 18, 2008

    Getting plenty of fire to # 4 plug. Why should I use starter fluid?

  • gatedude1 Jun 18, 2008

    Put a little fuel down the intake and still wouldn't start.

  • gatedude1 Jun 19, 2008

    Didnt have to number for I had my manual. Pulled plugs,checked gap.added gas to intake,checked TDC on pully,rotor and distributor cap. Getting fire to plugs and still wont start.Dont think it distributor. Going to check fuel pump tomorrow Hardly think its fuel although it the last thing..

  • gatedude1 Jun 19, 2008

    Not getting that much help. Thought I would get more than one expert but this is my first time here. How about a real Mazda Mechanic or one that has worked on Mazda products before.

  • todsmall Jul 03, 2008

    i have a 1990 mazda b2200 and i have just recently replaced the head. i have timed it, i have replaced plugs,wires,rotor, and cap. it just wont start after everything i've done



    please help if you can, thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    It still won't start and I have done a complete tune up and new battery. all coils have been changed as well. what next?

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    What is the plug wire configuration on the distributor for a 12a motor. Is the leading plugs on the top or bottom of motor, is the front coil the leading or trailing set of plugs? Which is the leading and trailing coil connection on the distributor?

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Sounds to me that you might have damaged the cap(dist cover) when you removed the coil btw you don't need to remove the coils on these trucks they last forever, so replace the dist cap with one from a junk yard with a coil in it and I bet you will run fine, tune ups on an electronic ignition are plugs, wires, oil change and lube the ball joints anything else sold by the sales dude was a waste of money and apparently damaging to the truck as it was running before you removed the coil.. which tells me that the coil was fine.

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Since your problem is complicated we will look into it and reply you back soon.

Thankyou

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Did you try jumk starting??

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Does the motor/starter crank when you turn it over?
Thanks,
Lee

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    Lee A. Jun 18, 2008

    I would assume thats not the problem as he just had it running.

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    Lee A. Jun 18, 2008

    are you sure your plugs are gaped properly?

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    Lee A. Jun 18, 2008

    This is a carburated vehicle I believe. Have you tried spraying some starting fluid into the intake to see if that will help. That might help solve the issue. Engine only needs 3 things air, fuel, and spark.
    Keep me posted,
    lee


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    Lee A. Jun 19, 2008

    have you taken off the distributer and inspected that and the rotor and such. It has to be something with that. Do you have all you wires numbered correctly going to the right plug?
    Thanks,
    Lee


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    Lee A. Jun 19, 2008

    I don't believe this is a complicated enough problem to require a mazda mechanic. If you would like that you could probably just take it to a mazda dealership. Like I had just asked have you inspected the distrubter, coil and rotor? Obviously one of the new parts has to have a problem If something is bad or one of the new parts caused something to go bad. They have recently added the car portion of the site. I am not sure what you are expecting, but I am glad to help.
    Thanks again,
    Lee


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Does the engine/starter crank when you try?
Thanks,
Lee

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Have another look at your plug wires, and make sure that you have them in the right order. As you probably know, if the firing order is wrong, you can have problems. That is somewhere for you to start, anyway.

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