CAR WANTS TO DIE AT A STOP

1993 Mazda MX3

Tiny

KHLow2008

January, 7, 2013 AT 12:47 PM

Refer to chart

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gatertamer

January, 8, 2013 AT 11:13 AM

Thank you for diagrams. Not quite sure about step 6 what is voltage supposed to be. With key on or off. Dist connected or not. And step 5 how do you check for ground. Step 8 with dist disconnected but is key on or off. Thank you

Tiny

KHLow2008

January, 8, 2013 AT 1:39 PM

When checking voltage, the ignition must be ON.

When checking for ground it means check for shorts. One end of ohmmeter to wire/terminals and the other to body.

Is your vehicle Federal or California Specifications?

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gatertamer

January, 11, 2013 AT 11:28 AM

Its federal. Just dont know when it says is voltage ok what is voltage supposed to be?

Tiny

gatertamer

January, 18, 2013 AT 8:56 AM

Is there an easy way to check and see if internal voltage regulator is working correctly?

Tiny

KHLow2008

January, 22, 2013 AT 2:44 PM

Sorry for the delay in replying. Was away for the past week.

Here are the pin voltage chart.

Tiny

gatertamer

January, 26, 2013 AT 10:49 PM

Thanks for diagrams. Did step 6.(Tested ecu terminal voltage from dist.). It was 5 volts with key on but stayed 5 volts at idle it didnt drop to 1.5V like it should. The 2E terminal was at 5V with key on and dropped to 2V at idle. Like it should. There is continuity between dist. Wire and ecu. Step 7 tested at 5V and it says replace dist. However when performing step 8 there is no voltage and it says replace ecu. Does step 7 superceed step 8 because it tested at 5V and it says replace dist. If it were you which one would you replace?

Tiny

KHLow2008

January, 27, 2013 AT 6:22 AM

Any fault with the ECU takes precedence over others.
Anyway step 6 showed voltage, why does the voltage disappears when measured at ECU?

Tiny

gatertamer

January, 27, 2013 AT 9:12 AM

It asks for the dist. Connector to be disconnected. Im assuming thats why there is no voltage. Also distributors are sold with or without modules what does that mean? And could it be just a bad module in dist. And I dont need to replace entire thing?

Tiny

KHLow2008

January, 27, 2013 AT 7:18 PM

If the module comes separately, you can just replace that because the problem is only within the module circuit. However you need to check/test the wiring circuit within the distributor as it could be bad wires as they become brittle over time and any movement of them can result in breakages/poor continuuity.

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