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About Mazda 323

Being also marketed prominently as the Mazda Familia and Mazda Protege, Mazda 323 was built by a prominent Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer Mazda Motor Corporation, commonly referred to as simply Mazda, between 1986 and 1994 as a small family car. Originally introduced to the North American market when the Familia/Protege was in the fifth generation, Mazda 323 sedan was finally replaced by the Mazda Protege in North America and the Mazda 323 hatchback was also discontinued after two generations in the 1994 model year.
The first-generation Mazda 323 (BF) was produced from 1985 to 1989 and made its debut in 1985 for the 1986 model year when the Familia/Protege was in the fifth generation. It was offered in two body styles, 4-door sedan and 5-door hatchback and came in two trim levels, base and SE. The sedan also came with a top-of-the-line LX version with exclusive features like a tilt steering wheel, power windows and locks and cruise control. Also equipped with optional power steering, air-conditioning, a 40-watt stereo, cruise control and a manual sunroof, Mazda 323 was powered by a 1.6 L I4 rated at 82 horsepower and power was sent through either a 4-speed manual, 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels. The more recent Mazda 323 (BG) was introduced in 1989 as a 1990 model. And it was only available as a 5-door hatchback and Base and SE trim levels. Mazda 323 then got power still from the 1.6 L I4 with the same output. And this engine was mated to a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission.

Mazda 323 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Offering excellent ride quality, firm handling, well-laid out interior, and high reliability, Mazda 323 has been a favorite among many car enthusiasts. However, the youngest Mazda 323 now is at least thirty-three years old, you had better know about these common problems on it just in case:
First, according to the car repair statistics site CarComplaints.com, when the Mazda 323 reaches about 163,000 miles, it will hesitate when accelerating. In fact, this is natural if the vehicle is on the verge of breaking down, its performance will also reduce dramatically. But you still need to learn how to prevent the worse situation from happening prematurely. Experienced Mazda 323 drivers told that it all starts with strange noises from the engine, leaking oil on the ground and burnt oil odor in the compartment. If these symptoms do not get handled well, the engine starts to run roughly, misfire, stall and even suffer from starting issues. Then the vehicle has hesitant acceleration and poor gas mileage. You are advised to inspect the working condition of the Mazda 323 oil filter, spark plug, engine control module, oxygen sensor, air filter, fuel pump, exhaust manifold gasket and valve cover gasket as soon as the Check Engine Light comes on.
Second, the transmission shifts in and out of overdrive is another horrible problem that Mazda 323 drivers feel troublesome. Considering this problem is serious enough to cause drivability problem and make the vehicle impotent, you had better solve it before anything bad happen. Professional Mazda 323 repairmen warn that once clunking or grinding coming from underneath the vehicle, transmission leaking on the ground and the indicator not matching the gear, you should keep alert. Soon, the vehicle may start in another gear or refuse to go into any gear, the transmission slips or surges and you feel difficult to shift the gear. All these symptoms could be attributed to the Mazda 323 transmission assembly, shift cable, automatic transmission filter, automatic transmission shifter, transfer case seal and clutch fork.
Meanwhile, please pay attention to the significance of routine maintenance on vulnerable auto parts of your Mazda 323. Parts including Mazda 323 seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, cabin air filter, antenna, fog light and headlight are essential for a safe and comfortable driving environment, you should maintain them routinely for a perfect ride.
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