Question about 1988 Mazda 323 Hatchback

2 Answers

Powerloss sometimes does anyone know why my 1988 Mazda 232 NON turbo has an intermitant powerloss problem I do not have any codes I replaced the o2 sen. and about 6 mon. ago the fuel filter. sometimes the power just kicks in. there is no miss in the engine I am lost

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • AT-HIKER Jul 16, 2008

    It feels like torque power some times it has getup and go other times it does not I use mid grade gas tried injector cleaner and gas dryer

  • AT-HIKER Jul 16, 2008

    Thanks I will give it a try

  • AT-HIKER Jul 23, 2008

    I checked the fuel pressure it was 35-40 The book said it should be 60-80 I took out the old pump the tank looked ok I replaced the pump and screen fuel pressure was the same but it seemed to have more get up and go. I will see if it goes into power lose mode again

  • AT-HIKER Jul 23, 2008

    I replaced the fuel pump and screen stil have the same problem pressure at the pump is the same at the filter 35- 40 psi any ideas

  • AT-HIKER Jul 30, 2008

    Still the same problem it will work fine for a couple days then the powerloss is back any ideas could it be the air flow sensor

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Yeah I had the same problem. Went through all the norms (timing,plugs,etc). I had to stall the car really high sometimes to get it going or it would just bog out. It was running like *hit. so we flushed out the gas tank and that was the problem! Try it and let me know.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 68 Answers

Hi
im dave
not sure what you mean by powerloss. Do you mean electrical power or torque power?

Posted on Jul 15, 2008

  • dave barry Jul 16, 2008

    dave again

    sounds fuel related. If you have not changed the fuel filter i would start there. It is inexpensive, easy to do and even if it is not the mitigating factor at least you will be removing some of the grit and grime lodged against the filter screen from the fuel system. If this does not cure your cars ails I would borrow or purchase a fuel pressure meter which installs onto the service port of the fuel rail on top of the engine. They are faily inexpensive at an auto parts store and an invaluable tool for sluggish pickup and no start situations. Let me know how the flow test goes. From there you'll want to make sure your injectors are seated properly(not leaking) and working. If you are unsure how to perform these tests post me back or if these things aren't it there are many more possibilities but lets rule out the easy ones first.

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Code p2197


disconnect the sensors cancel the codes start engine if the codes don't come back replace sensor

Mar 26, 2014 | 2005 Mazda MPV

1 Answer

What weight oil and how many quarts for an oil change on an 88rx-7 non-turbo


i believe 10w30 non syntetic since it use oil by design 41/2 but u need check every week cause some rotary enines use oil rapidly i like puolator oil filters best especially the pure one if u can get it

Jul 16, 2011 | 1988 Mazda RX-7

1 Answer

I have a 1988 Mazda Rx-7 non-turbo and not all the time but every now and then when i go to start it it cranks but wont start. Is the engine flooding or is it something else?


I always start my '88 RX7 with a 2 start procedure. First start is short about 3 engine revs...second time it always starts.
If I don't do that it cranks & cranks.....try it.

Mar 07, 2011 | 1988 Mazda RX-7

1 Answer

'89 Mazda 323 1.6 non-turbo, driving when the check engine light came on and vehicle died. Replaced fuel filter, getting good fuel pressure, cleaned out the dist cap, found the ignition wire to the dist...


check the ignition module, poss near the distributer for heatsink (contact) paste on the base to draw the heat away from the module. With the engine light coming on, it should have thrown a code possibly a bypass ignition or no pulse while cranking. If so refresh the ignition module.

Jun 08, 2010 | 1988 Mazda 323 Hatchback

1 Answer

1988 supra non turbo. overheats, pressure builds u...


Check fan clutch does it have silicon,or replace silicon

May 21, 2010 | 1988 Toyota Supra

1 Answer

95 volvo 940 jetronic error codes 113 212 232


Change the the O2 senor on the catalytic convert. Its probably dead.

Jan 15, 2009 | 1995 Volvo 940

1 Answer

Mazdarx 7 1988 non turbo


maybe the front seal is bad

Sep 12, 2008 | 1988 Mazda RX-7

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

194 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mazda Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60769 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

Are you a Mazda Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...