Stalls while driving?

Tiny
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  • 1994 MAZDA B2200
  • 150,000 MILES
When I start in the morning it smokes bad for about ten mins then stops it idles ok but when I drive it gets very rough like running three cyl
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Thursday, December 29th, 2011 AT 12:08 PM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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If the smoke is grey (bluish) it is oil being burnt in the cylinders and that could mean bad valve seals.

If the smoke is white, that would be water and it could be condensation or a bad head gasket.

Do you have coolant losses issues?
Have you checked your spark plugs and related components?

This guide will help

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-stalls

Please run down this guide and report back.
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Thursday, December 29th, 2011 AT 12:24 PM
Tiny
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Could be valve seals/stems/guides-
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Thursday, December 29th, 2011 AT 12:25 PM
Tiny
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The smoke is blueish no cooling probs
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Friday, December 30th, 2011 AT 12:36 AM
Tiny
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2.2L known for valve seal problems
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Friday, December 30th, 2011 AT 12:55 AM
Tiny
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  • 1992 MAZDA B2200
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 154,900 MILES
My truck will idle for around twenty minutes. And then it will die. Also if I try to give it gas while it's running it will die. I can't figure it out. What do you think?
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 AT 2:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Check and test the throttle position sensor and map sensor-to include a fuel pressure check.
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 AT 2:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RUSTINAIL
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Ok How do you test the throttle position sensor and the air mass sensor. I just don't know the specific resistance readings I should be getting on my meter. The book I have does not list the throttle position sensor anywhere in it.
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 AT 2:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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  • 1992 MAZDA B2200
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 174,000 MILES
My mazda one day started to sputter and then stall. I changed the fuel filter and then it ran fine for a month or so. The problem started again. I replaced the fuel filter again but the problem persists. The engind will start and run for about 30 seconds then stall. Any idea as to what it could be?
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 AT 2:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Fuel pump could be failing check the fuel pressure if its within specs-start here
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 AT 2:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I have the same vehicle same problem. Fuel supply is ok. In the last week the engine has shut down then refired 3 times at hiway speeds. Today, start and stop run time 3 seconds
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 AT 2:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Dougb2200, how do you know fuel supply is Ok? Did you disconnect the fuel line and crank the engine over? Or did you put a fuel pressure gauge on it?

Also check the coil. It could be failing when getting hot.
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 AT 2:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Fuel pressure is37 lbs. I am chasing maf sensor, when I disconnect sensor, engine will start and run. Plug it back in engine dies thanks rivermikerat for your input doug
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 AT 2:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SCMEDIC
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  • 1991 MAZDA B2200
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
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I drive a 1991 B2200 Mazda. Five speed, 114,091 miles. For the past 4 months I have felt what I thought was me unconciously easing off the gas and the truck very slightly chugging because of it. Two mornings ago, I went to step on the gas and it wanted to die, I swore at it, lol, being truthful and stepped on the gas even more and it was fine after that.
What is causing this problem?
Bad gas? I have not added any water in gas treatment.
Thank you
Dawn
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 AT 2:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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There can be a few reasons that may cause your problem, firstly any diagnosis should start with a scan for any unresolved fault codes, a general tune including the fuel filter and if the filter shows any signs of water or contamination this should be looked into, my first thoughts are a defective TPI (throttle position sensor) a scan will extract a code for this if it is faulty.
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 AT 2:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Sounds like the sensor is very bad.
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 AT 2:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DOUGB2200
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Have a sensor off of a running b2200 coming, I will update results
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 AT 2:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Ok.
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 AT 2:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DOUGB2200
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I changed amf sensor no difference, found a mechanic turns out b2200 was his intro to auto repairs so he was interested. After an hour of testing. He felt confused that he could not get check engine light code. The ecm, located passenger kick panel, looked rusted, he had used one, plugged it in, fixed it. Runs good now
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 AT 2:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MANNY1113
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  • 1991 MAZDA B2200
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 185,000 MILES
My truck has a starting problem, My truck cranks, has a good battery and starter, I have gas at the carb, spark in my wires, at time it starts, stays on for about 10-15 seconds and turns off by itself.
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 AT 2:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi manny1113, Welcome to 2carpros and TY for the donation this is what keeps us going.

The fuel system is it really a Carb or an EFI I need to know this?

Check the fuel pressure if its within specs and comeback with the pressure readings this is where we start-also do you have a check engine light coming on?
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